Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from March, 2019
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.
The number of deaths officially confirmed in Mozambique exceeds 200, and more than 350,000 people are in a “state of constant risk."
"If I did this in Nkurunziza’s Burundi, I could be jailed."
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.
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.
"Sadly, lives have been lost and properties destroyed."
"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 complex political situation and rapidly degrading climate have intensified the daily struggle for Sudanese people.
In October 2019, Mozambique will elect provincial governors for the first time in its history. Previously, they were nominated by the president.
"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 ..."
It appears that the government is attempting to muzzle citizens' freedom of expression and to prevent the free circulation of information.
As we witness the rise of the Yellow Vests, France revisits its bloodthirsty history.
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.
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.