Africa Africa
Stories About


First lady Melania Trump on her visit to Italy in 2017. This week she is taking her first solo trip as first lady, visiting four African countries over five days. Silvia Lore/NurPhoto/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Silvia Lore/NurPhoto/Getty Images

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers display ivory seized from poachers around the country. KWS has played a critical role in carrying out operations against poachers. Simon Maina/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Simon Maina/Getty Images

DNA Test Helps Conservationists Track Down Ivory Smugglers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

British Prime Minister Theresa May meets with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Cape Town, South Africa, during a three-nation visit to Africa. May has promised to boost Britain's investment in the continent. AP hide caption

toggle caption

Simone Gbagbo, Ivory Coast's former first lady, awaits the start of her trial in Abidjan in 2014. She would ultimately be sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in the violence that followed the 2010 election — but now the man who won that election, President Alassane Ouattara, has announced plans to pardon her and hundreds of others. Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's supporters gathered to watch him speak at a rally Saturday in Addis Ababa. But a blast interrupted the event, leaving at least one person dead and dozens more with injuries. Yonas Tadesse/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Yonas Tadesse/AFP/Getty Images