Featured stories about Sub-Saharan Africa
Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa
27 April 2017
The Internet is back on in English-speaking Cameroon, while social media has been shut down in Kashmir. Journalists in Maldives mourn the stabbing death of a blogger.
Spend time with someone from a different country or who speaks a different language, and you'll soon realize you have more in common than you first thought.
22 April 2017
Feyisa Lelisa and Kenenisa Bekele, two of the world's greatest marathon runners, are both from the same ethnic group. But that is where the similarities stop.
20 April 2017
19 April 2017
While the whole of East Africa has been hit with a serious food crisis due to extreme weather, Burundi's political volatility has made the situation worse.
18 April 2017
The Missing Maps project combines the work of volunteers contributing remotely, on-the-ground community leaders, and humanitarian organizations.
17 April 2017
Nyanzi's story has become a rallying opportunity for Ugandans who oppose the Musveni government.
14 April 2017
They blasted the country's president, historical and present-day inequality, and the rating agencies themselves after S&P Global Ratings and Fitch downgraded South Africa.
The 1st Quarter Social Media Index report for 2017, released by the non-profit organisation Penplusbytes, surveys the use of social media by newspapers, TV stations and radio stations.
2 April 2017
30 March 2017
28 March 2017
After a high ranking police officer is gunned down, Uganda's president has called for the country's police force to be cleaned up, saying it has been "infiltrated by thugs".
27 March 2017
"...I knew I had to propagate the Yorùbá heritage to the world and the cheapest and easiest way to do that is via the international network of computers."
25 March 2017
24 March 2017
In the early twentieth century, the German Empire committed a holocaust against 65,000 Herero and 10,000 Nama. A century later, Namibia is fighting for justice.
23 March 2017
Swahili is the second-most-widely-used language on the African continent. Yet automatic speech recognition isn’t commercially available in this language, denying many users the information they need.