• A herd of sheep walk over cracked earth at al-Massira dam in Ouled Essi Masseoud village, some 140 kilometres south from Morocco's economic capital Casablanca, on August 8, 2022 amidst the country's worst drought in at least four decades. Picture: Fadel Senna / AFP.

    Drought tightens its grip on Morocco

    No longer having access to potable running water, the villagers of Ouled Essi Masseoud rely solely on sporadic supplies in public fountains and from private wells.

  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during an address at the University of Pretoria’s Future Africa Institute on 8 August 2022. Picture: @SecBlinken/Twitter

    Blinken in Rwanda on final leg of Africa trip

    The US diplomat has sought to woo African nations, which have largely steered clear of backing Washington against Moscow in the Ukraine war, by calling for an 'equal' partnership with the continent.

  • Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission official stamps on a presidential ballot paper for a voter during Kenya's general election at the Masurura primary school polling station in Masurura on August 9, 2022. Picture: Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP.

    Kenyans vote in close-fought election race

    The country is hoping for an orderly transition of power after almost a decade under two-term President Uhuru Kenyatta, but concerns about vote-rigging linger after past election disputes triggered deadly unrest.