As Russia wraps up its high level summit with African countries Friday, just how much real influence does Russia have in the continent?
The International African American Museum opens Tuesday in Charleston, S.C. It’s built on the site of Gadsden’s Wharf, where enslaved Africans entered the country.
Thousands of refugees are crossing Sudan’s western border into Chad, fleeing escalating violence. Aid workers are hastily coordinating basic necessities as the rainy season approaches.
Why is Sudan so prone to civil war? The country has suffered from internal conflict for well over half of its 67 years of independence. Two generals are threatening to unleash another civil war.
Sudan’s warring generals continue to fight on despite more calls for a cease-fire. Two rival generals are fighting for power and dashing hopes of a transition back to civilian rule.
Authorities in Tunisia are targeting Black migrants in a crackdown on sub-Saharan Africans. NPR’s Leila Fadel speaks with NYU Abu Dhabi professor Monica Marks, who’s been talking to affected migrants.
The vice president visited a castle that was one of the last stops before enslaved people were transported across the Atlantic. “The horror of what happened here must always be remembered,” she said. (Image credit: Misper Apawu/AP)
Sweeping global trends are changing the world. As climate change heats up the planet and pushes people to migrate, far-right politicians see both a threat and an opportunity. (Image credit: Ricci Shryock for NPR)
A rapturous reception as Pope Francis celebrates Mass with a million worshipers in the capital Kinshasa. (Image credit: Alexis Huguet/AFP via Getty Images)
Phone and electric car batteries are made with cobalt mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Cobalt Red author Siddharth Kara describes the conditions for workers as a “horror show.” (Image credit: Junior Kannah /AFP via Getty Images)