Finding an Aesthetic in the âYear of Africaâ
17 African countries declared independence in 1960. Archival photographs capture the mood of the period 60 years later.
Blind Studentâs Violent Treatment at Oxford Debate Prompts Resignations
Ebenezer Azamati, a postgraduate student from Ghana, was violently removed from an event at the Oxford Union, a prominent British debating society.
âA New Messageâ: Russia Trains Its Propaganda Machine on Africa
Many of the players who drove Moscowâs campaign for influence in the West are now backing Putinâs African charm offensive.
In Ghana, Free High School Brings Opportunity and Grumbling
The tumultuous rollout of a new government program to provide tuition-free high school for all has left students going to school in shifts, and parents paying for tutors.
Millennials âMake Farming Sexyâ in Africa, Where Tilling the Soil Once Meant Shame
In Africa, farming is widely considered a synonym for poverty. But university graduates have set out to prove that farming is a future with âbling.â
The Trip I Hope All African-Americans Can Take
I saw the sense of connection that Birthright nurtured in my Jewish friends and planned my own life-changing journey.
Widespread Testing Begins on Malaria Vaccine That Is Only Partly Effective
Despite the vaccineâs drawbacks, the W.H.O. endorsed testing on 360,000 children, in an effort to lower death rates in Africa.
J.H. Kwabena Nketia, 97, Pre-eminent Scholar of African Music, Dies
Dr. Nketia, who had an international presence, documented, analyzed and championed traditional music of the continent until his final days.
A Quiet Revolution: More Women Seek Divorces in Conservative West Africa
Frustrated by their husbandsâ inability to earn a living, and in a society where basic views on relationships have changed, women are asserting more control over their marriages.
On Africa Trip, First Lady Reveals a Trump-like Side
The first lady may have come into her own on her just-completed solo journey abroad, but she often reminded observers of the man back in the White House.
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