Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from March, 2019
Tanzania's opposition ‘heavyweights’ are bouncing back to the ruling party
In recent years, defectors from the leading opposition party, CHADEMA, include four members of parliament, 75 councilors and several village chairmen, who have all joined CCM, the ruling party.
Cyclone Idai almost completely submerged Beira, a city of 500,000 residents in Mozambique
The number of deaths officially confirmed in Mozambique exceeds 200, and more than 350,000 people are in a “state of constant risk."
Burundi: Scribble on the president's picture — go to jail
"If I did this in Nkurunziza’s Burundi, I could be jailed."
Cote d'Ivoire's chocolate waste spurs second industry in cocoa butter
An Ivorian woman makes cocoa butter to sell to soap makers, using chocolate scraps from Cote d'Ivoire's booming cocoa bean industry, the largest in the world.
Tropical Cyclone Idai: Animal rescues overlooked in this climate disaster
The cyclone's devastation did not discriminate. Animal activists encourage citizens to remember not to leave animals behind during rescue operations and remember to look for injured, distressed animals.
Cyclone leaves trail of devastation in Zimbabwe and throughout Southern Africa
"Sadly, lives have been lost and properties destroyed."
Hundreds gather in Nigeria to mourn professor Pius Adesanmi: ‘A juggernaut of African thought’
"A thousand years from now, I am hoping that fragments of my writing survive: not all accepted to live as slaves of the most irresponsible rulers of their era."
Sudan's youth activists want you to pay attention to deforestation in Darfur
Sudan’s complex political situation and rapidly degrading climate have intensified the daily struggle for Sudanese people.
What do we know about Mozambique's next general elections?
In October 2019, Mozambique will elect provincial governors for the first time in its history. Previously, they were nominated by the president.
Nigerians grieve the death of Pius Adesanmi, postcolonial scholar and public intellectual
"A towering intellectual with a mind that cut through issues like a scalpel who still remained curious about the issues of a younger would-be thinker ..."
One year without internet in Chad: Citizens have been offline since March 2018
It appears that the government is attempting to muzzle citizens' freedom of expression and to prevent the free circulation of information.
The French Yellow Vests movement seen through global lenses
As we witness the rise of the Yellow Vests, France revisits its bloodthirsty history.
Burundian troop withdrawal from Somalia leads to another diplomatic standoff
Amidst Burundi's ongoing political and economic crisis, funding from international peacekeeping missions is a significant source of foreign currency. Now, AMISOM has asked Burundi to reduce their troops from Somalia.
One month after Ghanaian investigative journalist's murder, activists seek answers
Divela told the Committee to Protect Journalists via WhatsApp that some "powerful figures in Ghana sought to harm him" after an image of him was published on TV.