Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from December, 2013
Humans of New York has inspired photographers all over the world. The Mascarene region also has plenty of great portraits to offer.
Let's ask the volunteers to find out! In many countries, volunteers fulfill important basic services for governments and charities.
In many countries there aren't enough doctors and nurses to care for the sick, so charities and governments enlist the help of volunteers.
The bill would also jail anyone who did not report gay people to authorities.
Using the hashtags #MyTribeIsSouthSudan and #iChoosePeace, South Sudanese and friends of the people of South Sudan are calling for peace and unity in the country.
Hoping for a new start after a prolonged political crisis, Malagasy citizens went to the polls to select a new president on December 20.
Political strife and 500 civilians already reported dead: what, exactly, is behind the current crisis in the world's newest nation?
Positive stories from Niger are a few and far between these days, thanks to economic hardship combined with threats of terrorism. Three projects are trying to change that.
The Mandela memorial sign-language interpreter, Thamsanqa Jantjie, didn’t use any known sign language. He is now known all over the world as the "Fake Interpreter".
"Mandela was about politics and he was about race and he was about freedom and he was even about force, and he did what he felt he had to do"