Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from August, 2013
A video showing what appears to be prison guards and firefighters beating a group of prisoners in Luanda (warning: graphic) has been widely shared on Angolan social media. Amnesty International...
The landmark decision dismissed a lawsuit from the opposition who argued that there were gross and widespread irregularities at more than 10,000 polling stations during presidential elections in December 2012.
Streets are deserted, shops are closed, markets are empty and some bar owners will not sell alcohol today as the nations anxiously wait for the presidential election petition judgement.
"No one in that country is even smart enough to cheat?" one shocked Twitter user asked.
President Yoweri Museveni gave Stephen Kiprotich, the marathon gold winner at the World Athletics Championships, a brand new Mitsubishi Pajero and a promise build him a three-bedroom house.
A man was beaten for allegedly been gay in Nigeria where lawmakers recently passed a bill to criminalise homosexuality and voted for a clause to legalise child marriage.
Mugabe responded to allegations that the election was rigged in his favor by telling critics to "go hang".
A newspaper has revealed the special status that protected the Tanzania's historical structures was revoked in 2007 to make way for development.
The secessionists believe that Zambia's Western Province, which they call by its its pre-colonial name, Barotseland, is an independent state.
The Kilombo Centre for Citizens’ Rights and Conflict Resolution, Peki, Ghana is organizing the 2nd Kilombo Conference on Africa, Africans and social Justice. The conference is aimed at bringing together...
The battle will decide whether Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama was legitimately elected following presidential polls held on 7 and 8 December, 2012.
The UK press coverage of acid attack on two British girls in Zanzibar is misleading to the families of the two girls and risks inflaming religious tensions in Tanzania.
The Red Wednesday movement is growing in Benin. Sinatou Saka explains why.
(The answer is no). The website sorts fact from fiction when it comes to claims about the African continent.
On August 7, Mauritanian authorities arrested [ar] Babbah Weld Abidine, a blogger (editor of Lebjawi News blog) [ar -fr] and a correspondent in the Region of Tagant for the website “Reporters –...
In the latest aggressive move against the country's Muslims, police cracked down on Ethiopian Muslims peacefully protesting during the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.
Skype and other voice over IP that allows online phone conversation are now suspended in Comoros. The website Linfo.re reports [fr] : The state-owned company Comores Telecom just officially banned any type...
The death of Toussaint-Alex Mianzoukouta, a french teacher in Tanger is symptomatic of increasing brutality towards sub Saharan immigrants from the Moroccan police, Afrik Online reports [fr]. Mianzoukouta was not given...
Lambo T. reports [fr] on the website of La Gazette de La Grande Ile that Samifin [mg], the agency in charge of cleaning up the financial sector and combat transnational illegal operations in...