Document trove shows how 'Africa's richest woman' stole fortune

World / Crime & Legal Jan 20, 2020

Document trove shows how 'Africa's richest woman' stole fortune

An award-winning investigative team published a trove of files Sunday allegedly showing how the daughter of Angola's former president — dubbed Africa's richest woman — syphoned hundreds of millions of dollars of public money into offshore accounts. The New York-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists ...

Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

World Jan 2, 2020

Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

A tragic airline crash with far-reaching consequences, cataclysmic cyclones that may be a harbinger of the future, the death of an African icon and a new leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize. These African stories captured the world's attention in 2019 — and ...

France deploys armed drones in Sahel anti-jihadi fight

World Dec 20, 2019

France deploys armed drones in Sahel anti-jihadi fight

France has officially deployed its first armed drones, three American-built Reapers fitted with laser-guided missiles, in its fight against a jihadi insurrection in Africa's Sahel region, Defense Minister Florence Parly announced Thursday. The drones, which have already since 2014 provided surveillance support to the French ...

At least 62 migrants drown as boat sinks off Mauritania

World Dec 6, 2019

At least 62 migrants drown as boat sinks off Mauritania

At least 62 migrants traveling on a makeshift boat have drowned off the coast of Mauritania, in the worst loss of life this year along the increasingly traveled Atlantic migration route to Europe. Eighty-three survivors managed to swim to shore after their boat, which was ...