Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from January, 2016
An innovative design firm is using data and community outreach to protect Nairobi's poorest residents from devastating storms.
"Dear The Economist, I am of the deeply considered opinion that you owe President Jonathan and Nigeria an apology..."
The two wives hoax inspired a flood of hilarious memes on Twitter.
Guinean citizens took to the streets and online forums to raise awareness of sexual violence in Guinea.
Madagascar is not known for its role in World War II. Yet it was a central part of one of the darkest events of the war.
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.
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.
As President Museveni seeks to be re-elected for a sixth term, Ugandans are using the hashtag #1986pictures to share their memories of that time -- and their political discontent.
People around the world were affected by extreme weather events in 2015, the hottest year on record ever.
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.
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.
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."
"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.
President Yahya Jammeh said his country will be an Islamic state last year. What changes will 2016 bring?
Since student protests erupted in Ethiopia last November, mobile phone videos have offered a glimpse of the government's deadly crackdown on demonstrators.
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.