Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from August, 2015
Journalists Reporting in Mali Receive Death Threats From ‘Guardians of Jihad’
A militant group threatens to kill journalists working for foreign media who report on Mali.
Lebanese-French Trumpeter Reimagines ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as a Hip-Hop Opera
A rabbit hole worth heading down? Ibrahim Maalouf has reworked the Lewis Carroll classic, setting it in modern France with a Malian beat.
Tanzania General Elections 2015: A Defeat for Africa's Longest Ruling Party?
"Moved by fear of losing, the ruling party is now resorting to undemocratic methods to maintain its grip on power."
8 Ways Climate Change Is Already Affecting Africa
According to the Climate Change Vulnerability Index for 2015, seven of the ten countries most at risk from climate change are in Africa.
Medical Workers Dance to Celebrate Release of Sierra Leone's Last Ebola Patient
The Ebola outbreak has killed 3,952 in the West African nation, according to the World Health Organisation.
Want to See the First Free African Town in the Americas? Go to Mexico
Afro-Mexicans proudly share the story of “El Yanga,” apparently an enslaved prince from the Yang-Bara tribe from Gabon, who helped slaves to be free from the Spanish around 1570.
Ethiopia's Zone9 Bloggers Head Back to Court After 15 Months Behind Bars
The Zone9ers' trial has been postponed 33 times, for reasons ranging from the banal to the bizarre. They may finally learn their fate this Wednesday, at their next court date.
Watch Out For the Most Tightly Contested Election in Tanzania's History
"Lowassa is a Maasai Robin Hood. Or Tanzanian El Chapo. Look at the hands he touches and not the toes he stepped on."
Are GMOs the Answer to Kenya's Food Security Issues?
Kenya looks like it is ready to get back on the GMO train. Is it right to?
Meet Sam Wakoba of TechMoran Blog
Bloggers Association of Kenya profiles Sam Wakoba who runs Techmoran blog. Techmoran won the award for the Best Technology Blog in Kenya this year: We caught up with Sam to get some insights into his blogging journey. Who is Sam Wakoba, in a few words? Sam Wakoba is a humble...
As Chad’s Former Dictator Heads to Trial, Impunity for African Despots May Be Coming to an End
An extraordinary event for Africa, Hissène Habré's trial demonstrates what's maybe the beginning of a new era for the continent, where young politicians are changing the way the law works.
Zambia Musician Gets Shoutout From President Obama for Highlighting Struggle Against HIV/Aids
Obama praised the musician's work and told him: "Brian, we’re proud to be your partner."
Zambian Businessman’s Lawyers Petition GoDaddy To Pull Down News Site
Zambian citizen media website Zambia Reports is facing legal threats from a local businessman, Rajan Mahtani, is petitioning GoDaddy, the website’s hosting company, to kick Zambia Reports off of its servers. According to the Zambian Watchdog, a rival website, Zambia Reports has been accused of publishing defamatory articles on Dr. Mahtani, who is the founder...
“They Can't Take Our Flag!”: Madagascar Outraged at 2015 Indian Ocean Games
The 2015 Indian Ocean Island Games in Réunion have been plagued by incidents which escalated into a diplomatic row between Madagascar and France.
Is Another Political Crisis Looming in Guinea-Bissau?
After coups in 2010 and 2012, a new political crisis between the President and Prime Minister is looming in Guinea-Bissau.
Nigerians Go Back to High School With Tens of Thousands of Hilarious Tweets
Dining hall prefects in Nigerian secondary schools have a reputation of being 'well fed', with a propensity to 'sell' the food meant for feeding fellow students.
Meet the Humans of Kibera, Africa's Largest Slum
The story, in pictures, of the lives and challenges of residents of Africa's largest urban slum.
Disappeared Gambian Journalist Slammed With Sedition Charge
"It seems the whole nation is behind bars," wrote one Facebook user on the disappearances of multiple journalists in The Gambia. Although facing charges, Abdoulie Ceesay's whereabouts remain unknown.
Exiled Journalist Speaks on Human Trafficking and The Gambia's Assault on Media Freedom
Sanna Camara fled his home country in the face of legal challenges and death threats after he published a series of stories on human trafficking in The Gambia.
To Ethiopian-American Singer Meklit Hadero, ‘Home Is Always in Flux’
Ethiopian-American musician Meklit Hadero talks about landing in US state of Iowa, an ode to the Afro, and how her music is not so easily defined.
Kenyans Put Obama's Visit Under the Microscope
Kenyans analyzed everything from the hug between Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru to Obama's call to respect gay rights.