Violence by Islamist extremists in Africa reached a record high last year. Now, the Islamic State is using those attacks to project an image of strength.
The attack by hundreds of suspected Islamist insurgents trapped nearly 200 people, including foreign workers, in a hotel in Palma, Mozambique, site of a major gas project.
The report, commissioned by President Emmanuel Macron, found that France’s colonial mind-set had blinded it to the atrocity. The authors, though, cleared France of complicity.
While richer places, such as the U.S., hope to vaccinate most of their citizens within months, poorer countries, like Kenya, expect to reach just small fractions of their populations in that time.
Before alerting the world to a dangerous new virus variant, the country struggled with the financial and logistical pressures that often forestall trials in less developed nations.
For months John Magufuli railed against masks, social distancing and vaccines. Now rumors are circulating that he’s critically ill with Covid-19.
The return of more than 300 girls marked the second time in less than a week that gunmen in the country had released kidnapped schoolchildren.
From a newly certified Whale Heritage Site to scenic byways for electric cars, five new initiatives suggest the travel industry may be envisioning a more responsible future.
The killings, reminiscent of an Italian student’s murder in Egypt a few years prior, sparked deep emotions and outrage in Italy, which has been under strain from both the pandemic and political turmoil.
At the Munich Security Conference on Friday, President Emmanuel Macron of France said Europeans and Americans need ‘effective multilateralism’ for climate, preserving democracies and protecting freedom of speech.