Featured stories about Sub-Saharan Africa
Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa
6 February 2016
"Don’t send your children to bring chaos in Kampala and cause confusion during elections, disrupt peace in the country, government will handle you…. you will be shot."
3 February 2016
Social media activists face legal threats in Africa and Latin America, Malaysia blocks Medium over corruption coverage, and Saudi pulls back death sentence for Palestinian artist Ashraf Fayadh.
1 February 2016
South Africans are saying the photo, which shows a controversial radio personality with his lawyer walking near a man seemingly digging through rubbish, captures the income equality plaguing their country.
30 January 2016
An innovative design firm is using data and community outreach to protect Nairobi's poorest residents from devastating storms.
28 January 2016
25 January 2016
Most children killed were between the ages of 12 and 17 years old. Citizen media reports also show that many more school children have been injured in the protest movement.
24 January 2016
Burkinabés are making a vow to resist, now and always, all forms of extremism and violence.
Women dominate the trading business, but that power came at a price a generation ago, when the market women were blamed for an economic crisis and their livelihoods destroyed.
22 January 2016
19 January 2016
Follow the exploits of a transgender dad, a rotten tomato, Iranian rockers, a janitor-turned-mayor and others in this list of films that take you to the world beyond Hollywood.
15 January 2016
Reducing the wide range of his talents to a few blockbusters doesn't do justice to Rickman's career, which involved supporting charities that benefited people all around the world.
11 January 2016
When the Ethiopian government says that only five protesters have died in the recent violence, don't believe it.
"To keep him busy I used to give him some plastic items and ask him to assemble them. I guess that’s how all these wonderful inventions began."
10 January 2016
"Wefarm is a Wikipedia for farmers, or as its founder describes it, 'Internet for people without Internet.'"
An overview of lead candidates ahead of the elections in April in Benin.
6 January 2016
Since student protests erupted in Ethiopia last November, mobile phone videos have offered a glimpse of the government's deadly crackdown on demonstrators.
5 January 2016
As government threatens and arrests Oromo artists while booting them off the airwaves, growing numbers are turning to the internet as their only avenue for self-expression.
30 December 2015
"I would not wish such a nightmare on my worst enemy. The Malagasy population feels completely helpless in the face of this wave of children kidnapping."