After releasing thousands of prisoners, the Ethiopian government acknowledged abuses and preached forgiveness. Rights groups and Ethiopians who spent years in prison say justice for victims is necessary to keep the country from 'going backward.'
With frequent droughts threatening the future of Malawi's farming industry, local farmers in the country's Zomba district have created sustainable solutions: solar-powered pumps and water storage dams.
A violent border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea eliminated direct air travel between the neighboring nations for 20 years, but now citizens – many of whom were separated from family members during the conflict – can fly directly to and from the countries.
To mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth, former President Barack Obama delivered an address promoting democracy, diversity, and tolerance. While not mentioning his successor by name, Obama's speech countered many Trump administration policies.
A new political openness has fostered political paths for women in Zimbabwe. This year, the country has four female presidential candidates, a first since independence in 1980. However, candidates still face misogyny, threats, and harassment.
Counter-demonstrators shout during a white nationalist-led rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ protests, in Washington, Aug. 12.
Algeria’s deadly policy of leaving migrants in the Sahara Desert, where temperatures often exceed 122 degrees F., has almost completely ended after widespread condemnation. More than 13,000 people had been dropped off in the region since May 2017.
After both countries accepted the terms of a peace agreement, Ethiopia and Eritrea have ended a 20-year war and reestablished a political relationship. "From this time on, war is not an option for the people of Eritrea and Ethiopia. What we need now is love," said Prime Minister Abiy.
While a harsh drought has hindered progress for coffee farmers in Kenya and their thirsty crops, many farmers have switched to the avocado business – a crop that's proving to provide better earnings with less maintenance and resources.
In a country where temperatures often exceed 100 degrees F., a British funded initiative is providing women in a Kenyan village with refrigerated ATM-like machines to help them sustain and grow the booming camel milk business.
For the past two years, researchers have been studying Kenya's underground water resource system with the ultimate aim of determining sustainable water practices in a country struggling to meet water demand.
After successfully powering a plane with tobacco two years ago, South African researchers have set their sights on the country's large amount of agricultural and forestry waste to produce green aviation fuel.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who has been making sweeping changes in the country, said about the attack: "Love always wins. Killing others is a defeat. To those who tried to divide us, I want to tell you that you have not succeeded."