The former Pakistani general and ruler, a central player in post-9/11 global tensions, ultimately lost his hold on the Pakistani public, and even on his own military establishment.
In an in-flight news conference after six days in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan, Francis also denounced conservative critics who he said had “instrumentalized” the death of Benedict XVI.
A Kenyan nonprofit is restoring iconic public libraries, leaving behind a segregated past and turning them into inclusive spaces.
Bilal al-Sudani’s financing of the ISIS branch in Afghanistan that killed 13 U.S. troops in 2021 elevated him on U.S. kill-or-capture lists.
The soaring hopes at South Sudan’s creation in 2011 have been cruelly dashed. Pope Francis arrives there with other religious leaders on Friday to highlight its plight.
Francis began the second day of his visit to the continent with a direct appeal to the warring groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo to put down their weapons and forgive one another.
Persistent reports point to “horrific executions” and other atrocities possibly committed by the Kremlin-affiliated mercenary force and the Malian military, according to human rights experts.
On a walking safari in Zambia, a writer traded animal locator apps and spine-jostling game drives for a slow and sensuous experience in which the lore and nuances of the landscape came to the fore.
The first pope to visit Africa in almost four decades began in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the struggles of daily life are the very problems Francis has sought to highlight.
The Central African country is wracked by war, poverty and environmental plunder — and it may be the future of the Catholic Church.
The pope is planning to spend three days in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the most populous and most Catholic nations in Africa. While it has extensive natural riches, its people have long been buffeted by conflict and exploitation.
The move came as part of cost-cutting measures under which the news service is also ending its radio programming in 10 other languages, including Persian, Chinese and Hindi.
Thulani Maseko, who had pushed for years to end Africa’s last absolute monarchy, in Eswatini, formerly Swaziland, was killed in front of his wife and two young children.
The chef Roze Traore has spent years building a name for himself in New York, but for his new project, he’s tapping his family ties to West Africa.
No civilians or Americans were killed or injured in the operation, officials said.
The acclaimed Nigerian British writer is resonating with American readers in a moment of national crisis. “Maybe nations go through a time when they just can’t hear certain kinds of voices,” he said.
The West African country had demanded that French troops leave. France confirmed they would be out in a month.
A former domestic servant, she experienced the inequities of the job firsthand and helped build national and international unions to address them.
Tundu Lissu, a former presidential candidate, left in 2020 after he was harassed on the campaign trail. He flew home after the country’s leader lifted a ban on political rallies.
Malawi, in southern African, had all but eradicated cholera, recording only two cases in 2021. But more than 900 people died of it over the past 11 months, and the government is scrambling to contain its spread.