Featured stories about Sub-Saharan Africa
Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa
27 November 2015
"Lost in all the celebrations...is the fact that FGM is not banned in The Gambia, at least not yet. There is no enforceable law on the books"
26 November 2015
Read part two of an interview with Laurinda Gouveia, who is accused of inciting rebellion against the Angolan government for participating in a book group.
25 November 2015
An Interview With Laurinda Gouveia, a Young Woman Charged With Conspiring Against the Angolan Government
"Even today, physically, I bear physical evidence of this beating. And, obviously, my way of looking at these men is not the same as it was before..."
On November 26, Senegalese and Guinean bloggers will launch a league of African bloggers and cyber-activists in Dakar known as Africtivistes.
23 November 2015
Respected journalist Gershom Ndhlovu, whose worked to "leave a better Zambia for our children and their children", passed away over the weekend.
21 November 2015
18 November 2015
Can the ‘political pope,’ as he is increasingly being called, advance peace and promote reconciliation in Africa where so many others have failed?
16 November 2015
The campaigns have already exposed divisions in society, as President Museveni pushes to extend his presidency past a quarter century.
12 November 2015
"...if the Burundian population remains poor, with all of the problems that come with a large population and a small territory, the country will always have violent cycles."
9 November 2015
The Gambia, the tiny West African state, is the second worst when it comes to internet freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Young citizens of Congo (Brazaville) protests the President Sassou-Nguesso's attempt to run for an additional term.
7 November 2015
2 November 2015
Prices for internet access have jumped after Mozambique´s National Communication Institute (INCM) cut subsidies to local internet providers by 75%, undermining government's supposed pro-internet position.
1 November 2015
27 October 2015
"The reality is that #FeesHaveFallen has been hushed into FeesHaveNotFallen. Nothing's changed; something has been prevented."
26 October 2015
"To our incarcerators who gave us those ordeals, even if you are not asking us for forgiveness, here we are."
25 October 2015
"Difret" means "courage" in the Amharic language. A new film by that name tells the story of an Ethiopian girl who was kidnapped by men to enforce a "traditional" marriage.
24 October 2015
23 October 2015
Students argue that increases will keep poor, mostly black South Africans from higher education. Protests against the proposed university fee hikes, which started last Wednesday, and have spread nationwide.