The truck first started leaking fuel and people had rushed to collect it, an official said. Many of them died in the blast, along with others nearby.
The government calls the new coalition, announced in Washington, a “publicity stunt,” as intermediaries try to negotiate a peaceful solution to a year of conflict.
The Human Rights Council appointed an expert to investigate abuses in the country since the military seized power on Oct. 25, and members called for the prime minister’s release.
The institution’s National Museum of African Art says it has removed the artworks from display. It is the latest museum to promise to repatriate the works to Nigeria.
The 24-year-old from Uganda has emerged as a leading voice of young people agitating for climate action.
Government forces were going to door to door in the Ethiopian capital, rounding up ethnic Tigrayans, members of the same ethnic group as the rebels closing in.
In nationwide municipal elections, South Africans rebuked the African National Congress, handing it less than half the collective vote for the first time in its history.
The United Nations report, released during a state of emergency as rebel forces near the capital, was written under significant constraints imposed by the government.
Developing nations have long said they need aid from wealthy countries to shift to renewable energy. South Africa may show how that would work in practice.
At least 20 people were killed when the high-rise in an upscale neighborhood in the commercial capital of Lagos crumbled on Monday afternoon.
In a milestone in the yearlong conflict, the government called on civilians to pick up arms and prepare to defend Addis Ababa after Tigrayan forces captured a strategic town 160 miles away.
Brazil, China and the United States are among the signatories to a declaration that seeks to preserve critical forests that can absorb carbon dioxide and slow the rise in global warming.
The opening day of a climate summit was heavy on dire warnings and light on substantive proposals as leaders in Glasgow met to discuss a warming world.
As many as 100 workers were feared trapped at a construction site in Lagos, where building collapses are common, with contractors using shoddy materials and regulations often not enforced.
Dysfunctional and collapsing rural towns may test voters’ loyalty to the ruling African National Congress party in nationwide municipal elections on Monday.
Activists called for a “march of millions” on Saturday, days after the military seized power. American officials said peaceful demonstrations must be permitted.
The American envoy, Jeffrey Feltman, was given assurances that seemed to head off a military takeover. Hours later, Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan made his move.
The continent already suffers from high infection levels, low vaccination rates and limited, unpredictable deliveries of vaccine doses.
After Abdulrazak Gurnah was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, he instantly gained a wider international audience, something publishers are now scrambling to accommodate.