The UK bank has confirmed that it plans to pull its business out of Africa, leaving many to wonder about the future of economic investment on the continent.
President Pierre Nkurunziza has finally agreed to let the international community intervene in Burundi's crisis, but regional experts and members of the political opposition have expressed their doubts.
After several years of a weakened economy and slow growth rates, the country's finance minister introduced strong austerity measures and tax hikes in the annual budget speech on Wednesday.
Burundi’s embattled president announced that the government is open to talks with the opposition and willing to release hundreds of prisoners.
Tear gas and bullets from security forces have become a regular part of the state’s crackdown in the Oromia state amid the ongoing students protest movement against a government development plan.
Conflict has forced nearly 2 million children out of school in the world's newest country. Recent violence at a UN-run displacement camp has put a renewed spotlight on security risks.
Multiple humanitarian agencies are ringing alarm bells at the scale of food scarcity and disease outbreaks in eastern and southern Africa — and they say it could take years for the region to recover.
The government issued a directive to increase security in the northern Nigeria camp, with the deadly attack just the latest to rock the country so far this year.
A decades-long economic breakdown, botched government oversight, and, residents argue, the suspension of the democratic process itself all led to the city of 100,000 drinking water with the potential to kill them.
The US House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing examining the Flint water crisis and Chairman Jason Chaffetz issued two new subpoenas for state and federal officials to testify at future meetings.
Amnesty International says security forces buried the bodies of rebels after an attack on a government base as the African Union urges the president to accept peacekeeping forces to prevent further violence.
Many long-time Flint, Michigan residents feel they've been abandoned by city and state officials after revelations that 30,000 homes are at risk for lead contamination.
Protesters Demand Michigan Governor's Resignation During State of the State Speech on Flint Water Crisis
A crowd of demonstrators vented anger over pervasive lead contamination in the city of Flint's water, as Governor Rick Snyder took to the legislature floor to deliver arguably the most important speech of his tenure in office.
More than 20 years after drought caused a devastating famine in the East African country, Ethiopia is yet again facing a agriculture and food crisis following 18 months of minimal precipitation.
After an international backlash, Yahya Jammeh backtracks on a controversial move.
Thursday marks 42 days since the last Ebola patient in Liberia tested negative for the virus. For the first time since December 2013, the World Health Organization says that there are no chains of transmission in Guinea, Liberia, or Sierra Leone.
The state had to send troops to help a desperately poor city, because people there cannot use their lead-contaminated tap water.
Village residents and officials said the rebels killed one villager as they pulled off their largest recent kidnapping in the former French colony, where the Ugandan rebel group has entrenched itself as international forces hunt down their leader.
Nearly one out of every four school-age kids across the globe are not getting an education. South Sudan sees the highest portion of children out of school, with more than 50 percent not enrolled in class.
Student-led protests erupted in November defending the rights of the country's largest ethnic group. As the unrest continues, human rights activists say security forces are carrying out a violent crackdown.