Reflections From Soweto
Near Nelson Mandela’s former home, South Africans mourn the late leader and remember his legacy as a freedom fighter.
President Jacob Zuma on Mandela
President Jacob Zuma of South Africa gave the news Thursday night that former President Nelson Mandela had died, calling him their nation’s “greate...
The Trials of Jacob Mach
A documentary follows a Lost Boy who, 12 years after leaving Sudan, has found that the dream of a better life is both all around and just outside h...
Documenting a Massacre in Kenya
Tyler Hicks, a Times photographer, narrates a look at his photographs from inside the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya, after assailants opened fire.
Timeline of the Kenya Mall Shooting
A day-to-day look at the events that have occurred since Saturday's deadly shooting and hostage situation at an upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
Fire at Nairobi Airport
Raw footage of a huge fire that forced the closing of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on Wednesday.
Voting for Peace in Mali
Months after French forces pushed Islamic fighters out of much of Mali’s vast northern region, the country is facing national elections that many h...
President Obama’s Visit to Senegal
Ahead of the United States president’s trip to Senegal, The New York Times speaks to activists and residents of Dakar about their hopes for the visit.
An Arab Cartoonist in Motion
Khalid Albaih’s cartoons have become a symbol for uprisings across the Arab world. Watch how he does them.
In Egypt, a Pungent Ritual Divides Noses
As Egyptians celebrate spring with Sham el-Nessim, the holiday’s central meal of aged fish brings pride to some and a case of olfactory overload to...
Donald R. Hopkins: Guinea Worm Slayer
Dr. Donald R. Hopkins reflects on how the prejudice he experienced growing up in the American South helped him communicate with the rural villages ...
Mali Exit Strategy
Back from North Africa, The Times’s Eric Schmitt reports on mounting concerns surrounding French plans to draw down troops.
The Reaction in Kenya
Jeffrey Gettleman reports from Kibera, a part of Nairobi that was a flashpoint of violence during Kenya’s last presidential election. This time, th...
Kenyan Voters Speak
The Times's Jeffrey A. Gettleman talks with citizens about their election choices and hopes for the new term.
Hope and Fear in Kenya's Election
Five years after ethnic violence swept through Kenya’s Rift Valley, Jeffrey Gettleman returns to see how a new election could affect the still-scar...
Pistorius Not a ‘Flight Risk’
The Times’s Marcus Mabry and Lydia Polgreen in Pretoria, South Africa, report on developments in the Oscar Pistorius case.
Election Violence in Kenya
The Times’s Marcus Mabry and Marc Lacey, a deputy foreign editor, discuss the ethnic clashes that erupt in Kenya during each election cycle.