Russia Exerts Growing Influence in Africa, Worrying Many in the West
The Kremlin is increasing arms sales, security pacts and training programs as the American defense secretary weighs withdrawing troops from the continent.
For Pope Francis, a Perfect Moment for an Unsettling Warning on the Environment
Francis has made the case to fight climate change and the Earthâs degradation for years. In Africa, he found a backdrop that was fitting if unnerving.
In Africa, Pope Francis Comes Face to Face With the Future of the Church
The Roman Catholic Church continues to expand in Africa, even as it faces competition from increasingly popular Pentecostal and evangelical movements.
Pope Francis, in Africa, Urges Mozambique to Put Past Tensions Aside
The pontiff is on a three-country tour of Africa, where he plans to emphasize the continentâs role in the future of the Roman Catholic Church.
Pope Says Itâs âan Honor That the Americans Attack Meâ
En route to Mozambique at the start of a six-day trip, Pope Francis called it âan honor that the Americans attack me,â and seemed eager to read a new book about it.
Pope Francis Arrives in Mozambique, With Renewed Focus on Poverty and Climate
After years spent grappling with the clergy sex abuse crisis and tussling with conservative clergy, in Africa Francis gets to be the pope he wanted to be.
Wild Pups Romp Again in an African Paradise
Wild dogs have returned to the famed Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. The first puppy litters were not far behind.
Lion Bones Are Profitable for Breeders, and Poachers
An American ban on trophies may have contributed to a growing trade in lion skeletons.
Cyclone Kenneth Pounds Mozambique, Killing at Least 5
Three days after the deadly storm made landfall in the southern African country, torrential flooding led to power cuts and evacuations in a northern city.
Cyclone Kenneth Lashes Mozambique, With Floods Feared
A day after making landfall in Mozambique, which is still recovering from the effects of Cyclone Idai, Cyclone Kenneth destroyed homes and killed at least one person.
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