Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from July, 2019
"The president assured me that Leah would come back and that the government was working hard on it...After that, it was silence because we haven’t seen Leah."
To this day, few people know about Project Mercury space stations in Nigeria and Zanzibar, part of a groundbreaking global communications network that helped pave the way for Apollo 11.
Video of the military using violent methods divides public opinion and highlights gravity of the attacks in northern Mozambique
"Mozambican president, Filipe Nyusi, called the attacks acts of terrorism and promised the military would continue the combat on the ground and would not rest until peace is restored."
As China strengthens its already robust trade and infrastructural ties with Africa, Chinese-government funded Confucius Institutes to teach Chinese Mandarin are on the rise.
The Saudis supply Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces with money and arms. When the US does arms deals with Saudi Arabia they’re essentially supporting RSF.
Government officials have repeatedly described access to social media as a potential threat, hinting that more disruptions would not be ruled out in the future.
Netizen Report: In Nigeria and Russia, laws against online ‘insult’ put internet activists on thin ice
Activists in Nigeria and Russia face charges for "online insult", a Twitter campaign targets "anti-Pakistan" journalists abnd Mauritania’s internet is back on, for now.
Draconian legislation often used to arbitrarily detain journalists and dissenting voices exemplifies the precarious state of press freedom and free speech in Nigeria.
A former staff member described Madonna University as a ''death trap''.
These environmental activists teach young people in Dar es Salaam about the importance of nature conservation and the threat of single-use plastic on the environment.
"For those of you who still think of artists escaping to America, think about it again. It doesn’t make sense and you’ll lose the chance to see amazing performances."
Despite ending a 10-day internet shutdown, the government continues to restrict press freedom and freedom of expression as part of its post-election crackdown.
The NYT’s language to describe their ideal Nairobi bureau chief reignited the debate on Western media's perpetual use of tired clichés and tropes about Africa.
Bruno Fernando, 21 years old, will join the team Philadelphia 76ers.
In the presence of a police officer, Nigerian Senator Elisha Abbo, assaulted a female staff member in an adult toy store in Abuja.
Opposition harassment has risen ahead of 2020 elections. The government rejects criticism as "misinformed" or "imperialist" and seems prepared to double down on local and international critics.
Some young women say they've been chased out of the church or paid off to keep silent.