Plant breeders are fast-tracking genetic improvements in food crops to keep pace with global warming and a growing human population.
Three attackers detonated their explosives outside a hall in a town in the country’s northeast where soccer fans were watching a game on television.
As officials led President Omar Hassan al-Bashir from prison to face corruption charges, his former protégé was busy consolidating power.
An appearance by the former dictator Omar Hassan al-Bashir might relieve speculation over whether the junta is holding him or he has fled.
The attacks occurred a day after the Shabab kidnapped three Kenyan police reserve officers from the same area, Wajir District in northeast Kenya.
Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan was once a camel trader who led a militia accused of genocidal violence in Darfur. He now sits at the pinnacle of power.
The tumultuous rollout of a new government program to provide tuition-free high school for all has left students going to school in shifts, and parents paying for tutors.
Even with more than 1,400 dead, the W.H.O. says the risk of the disease spreading beyond the region remains low and declaring an emergency could have backfired.
The lawmaker who was hit, a member of Parliament’s budget committee, said she was struck so hard she bled, spurring female colleagues to walk out in protest.
As the death toll rose to two, health officials reported three unrelated suspect cases and said as many as 27 people may have been exposed to the virus.
The high-profile museum project in the German capital has aroused controversy over its treatment of colonial-era objects. Now technical problems have delayed its premiere.
Fears grew that the year-old outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo could spread further in what one expert called a “truly frightening phase.”
Eight days after the military killed dozens of protesters in a brutal crackdown, protest leaders said they were ready to resume power-sharing talks.
The confirmed case, a 5-year-old Congolese girl, is the first outside the Democratic Republic of Congo since the outbreak began last summer.
Thirty-two of Africa’s 54 nations have laws that criminalize consensual same-sex conduct, according to activists. Change has come, but it is spotty and slow.
Activists hailed the ruling on laws that date from the British colonial era as a significant step for rights on the African continent.
An attack on a village of the Dogon ethnic group in central Mali is the latest in violence that has displaced tens of thousands of civilians.