Abdi Latif Dahir, The New York Times

Abdi Latif Dahir

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Past articles by Abdi:

Ethiopian Airlines Pilots Miss Landing After Reportedly Falling Asleep

The pilots reportedly could not be reached by air traffic control and were awakened by an onboard alarm. The airline said they had been suspended pending an investigation. → Read More

Over 200 Feared Dead in Ethiopia Massacre

The killings were the latest to roil the Horn of Africa nation, which is reeling from a civil war that began almost two years ago. → Read More

A Book Has Women in Africa Talking About Sex

“The Sex Lives of African Women” explores women’s experiences, in their own words, helping foster “a sexual revolution that’s happening across our continent.” → Read More

Covid-19 Vaccines and Case News: Latest Updates

A study by the World Health Organization says that more than half the region’s population now has some level of immunity, mainly from unreported past infections. → Read More

Africans Welcome New Malaria Vaccine. But Is It a ‘Game Changer'?

The arsenal of weapons to use against malaria, which kills hundreds of thousands of people annually, just grew bigger. → Read More

Théoneste Bagosora, a Mastermind of Rwanda Genocide, Dies at 80

Mr. Bagosora was convicted of genocide for ordering a massacre in the capital and the killing of top officials, including the prime minister. → Read More

Covid Live Updates: W.H.O. Official Blasts Plans For Booster Shots

Giving more doses to the already protected in rich nations while others struggle to get a first shot will “make a mockery of vaccine equity,” the W.H.O. director for Africa says. → Read More

Covid Live Updates: Third Wave Feared in Africa as Vaccine Efforts Falter

Immunization drives on the continent have been crippled by a lack of funding and doses. In the U.S., a safe return to schools is growing closer. → Read More

‘Everything Is Worth Freedom’: Uganda’s Opposition Leader Faces the Future

Bobi Wine, the pop star who became a presidential candidate, considers rebuilding his anti-government movement after a violent election season that left many aides and supporters imprisoned. → Read More

John Magufuli, Tanzania Leader Who Played Down Covid, Dies at 61

“Vaccines don’t work,” he told a maskless crowd. First elected in 2015, he pushed his East African nation deeper into authoritarianism. → Read More

Fires on Slopes of Kilimanjaro Threaten a Diverse Ecosystem

Strong winds and dry weather have hampered efforts to extinguish the spreading blaze on Africa’s highest peak. → Read More

2 Men Found Guilty of Aiding 2013 Kenya Mall Attack

The verdicts came seven years after 67 people were killed by Shabab militants at the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi. → Read More

Belgium Arrests 3 Men Suspected of Involvement in Rwandan Genocide

The men, whose identities were not made public, are charged with serious abuse of human rights. → Read More

How the Hero of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Fell Into a Vengeful Strongman’s Trap

Paul Rusesabagina went from the world’s most famous Rwandan to a prisoner of his political nemesis, President Paul Kagame, whose government accuses the coolheaded hotelier of murder, arson and terrorism. → Read More

‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero, in Jailhouse Interview, Says He Was Duped Into Arrest

Paul Rusesabagina, who mysteriously disappeared from Dubai last month and then resurfaced as a prisoner in Rwanda, says he believed he was being flown to Burundi to talk to church groups. → Read More

Hunger is a growing scourge in the pandemic.

As the global economy absorbs the most punishing reversal of fortunes since the Great Depression, hunger is on the rise. Those confronting potentially life-threatening levels of so-called food insecurity in the developing world are expected to nearly double this year to 265 million, according to the United Nations World Food Program. Worldwide, the number of children younger than 5 caught in a… → Read More

Ethiopian Region Holds Local Elections in Defiance of Prime Minister

The government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed postponed elections this year because of the coronavirus, but the restive northern region of Tigray went ahead and held a vote anyway, escalating tensions. → Read More

Paul Rusesabagina of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Fame Was ‘Kidnapped,’ Daughter Says

He was in Dubai for a meeting, then reappeared in Rwanda, where authorities said the famed hotelier was arrested on charges including terrorism, arson and murder. → Read More

‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero, Paul Rusesabagina, Is Held on Terrorism Charge

Mr. Rusesabagina sheltered more than 1,200 Rwandans who fled to the hotel he was managing during the 1994 genocide, a story that became a film. → Read More

Sudan Signs Peace Deal With Rebel Alliance

After years of bloodshed, the country’s transitional government reached an agreement with most but not all of the groups fighting in Darfur and elsewhere. → Read More