Africa

Nigeria-EU deal sparks false claims over LGBT rights

Nigeria-EU deal sparks false claims over LGBT rights

World
David Turner

LGBT people already live in fear in Nigeria, where same-sex relationships are illegal – now widespread misinformation about a European Union partnership ...

Bug flies thousands of miles across Atlantic

Bug flies thousands of miles across Atlantic

Science
Dr. Sarah Adams

Butterflies can face a “vigorous flight across the ocean” and are found on every continent except Australia and Antartica. A group of ...

The collapse of a school in northern Nigeria leaves 22 students dead, officials say

The collapse of a school in northern Nigeria leaves 22 students dead, officials say

World
David Turner

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A two-story school collapsed during morning classes Friday in north-central Nigeria, killing 22 students and sending rescuers on ...

Inside the expeditions documenting the Congo Basin

Inside the expeditions documenting the Congo Basin

Science
Dr. Sarah Adams

Editor’s Note: Call to Earth is a CNN editorial series committed to reporting on the environmental challenges facing our planet, together with ...

Land routes across Africa are twice as deadly for migrants as Mediterranean voyages, UN estimates

Land routes across Africa are twice as deadly for migrants as Mediterranean voyages, UN estimates

World
David Turner

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations and partners say more migrants and refugees in Africa are heading northward toward the Mediterranean and ...

Sierra Leone outlaws child marriage. Even witnesses to such weddings can face jail time.

Sierra Leone outlaws child marriage. Even witnesses to such weddings can face jail time.

World
David Turner

3 powerful women want to end child marriage 3 of the world’s most influential women want to end child marriage within a ...

New strain of monkeypox causes miscarriages and spreads rapidly without sexual contact, experts warn

New strain of monkeypox causes miscarriages and spreads rapidly without sexual contact, experts warn

Health
Rachel Carter

On a Zoom call with journalists on Tuesday, the researchers confirmed that clade 1b is spreading through touch, something which is “incredibly ...

South Africa MP suspended for racist language

South Africa MP suspended for racist language

World
David Turner

A South African lawmaker has been suspended by his party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), after a series of old clips resurfaced online ...

How South Africa’s rival parties ‘found each other’ in a last-ditch deal that saved a president

How South Africa’s rival parties ‘found each other’ in a last-ditch deal that saved a president

Politics
Amanda Smith

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa’s main political rivals are now partners in government after they came together in a ...

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa is reelected for a second term

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa is reelected for a second term

World
David Turner

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was reelected by lawmakers for a second term on Friday, after ...