Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from April, 2017
"I even love the Ooni of Ife more after the snub meted out to him by the uppity head of a tiny chiefdom. Oba Akiolu of Lagos played himself."
Cries of indignation rang out all over Nigeria after a CNN journalist put the country's information minister in a tight spot with a provocative question about a popular dish.
In Assefa’s death, one may find the sadness of exile, something which is both deeply personal and political.
It began with a video of Liban Adam drinking a giant bowl of camel’s milk and ended in a one-month $80,000 fundraiser.
The Internet is back on in English-speaking Cameroon, while social media has been shut down in Kashmir. Journalists in Maldives mourn the stabbing death of a blogger.
Spend time with someone from a different country or who speaks a different language, and you'll soon realize you have more in common than you first thought.
Feyisa Lelisa and Kenenisa Bekele, two of the world's greatest marathon runners, are both from the same ethnic group. But that is where the similarities stop.
Ethiopia's Human Rights Commission Admits Protesters Were Killed, but Shifts Blame Away From Government
“God Save Us from Subservient Human Right Commission that intimidates the public”
While the whole of East Africa has been hit with a serious food crisis due to extreme weather, Burundi's political volatility has made the situation worse.
The Missing Maps project combines the work of volunteers contributing remotely, on-the-ground community leaders, and humanitarian organizations.
Nyanzi's story has become a rallying opportunity for Ugandans who oppose the Musveni government.
Twelve tips for free software localization for minoritized and indigenous languages.
They blasted the country's president, historical and present-day inequality, and the rating agencies themselves after S&P Global Ratings and Fitch downgraded South Africa.
The 1st Quarter Social Media Index report for 2017, released by the non-profit organisation Penplusbytes, surveys the use of social media by newspapers, TV stations and radio stations.
"If the students follow these rules, it is because they don’t have the balls to assert their human rights, and they deserve the university where they study".
"...most migrants wish to forget and move forward with their lives and therefore tend not to share their experience with peers who are still back home."
"...I would just like to spare a thought for all the families who know that they paid a price in spilled blood for the country..."
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