Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from October, 2017
Ethiopia’s Parliament Speaker Resigns Over ‘Disrespect’ to Oromo People. Is the Balance of Power Shifting?
"...his resignation is like throwing a gasoline to the fire that is already out of control. It is a historical step that signals and symbolizes end of OPDO's submission..."
"*MOZAMBICAN BROTHERS*…Do not fall in the trap, do not fall for the bait of the exploiter… What happened in the north of the country aims to create war..."
For many residents of Cape Town, South Africa—a city often touted for its quality of life—the legacy of segregation and spatial apartheid persists in a tangible and powerful way.
Songs of resistance are at the core of Songhoy Blues' latest album "Résistance." The band hails from Mali and tackles issues like racism and voter apathy.
"...tenured women scientists are not paid salaries comparable to their male counterparts. They are more frequently overlooked for promotions and administrative positions."
Some refugees are beginning to return, but the core problems of political and economic insecurity that led so many to flee remain unresolved. Life in camps, meanwhile, is challenging.
"Due to the history of aid funding, every dollar spent is backed up by a dollar to ensure that fraud is minimised."