Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from February, 2020
Lagos is a commercial hub in Nigeria and the likelihood of a rapid spread of COVID-19 to other parts of the country is a looming possibility.
In some of his YouTube videos, the user "Beleza em pessoa" criticized Mozambican prophets.
Tanzanian freelance journalist Erick Kabendera was released from prison but faces hefty fines on charges of money laundering and tax evasion.
There has been an alarming increase in the number of threats made against journalists who are covering the armed attacks in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.
"They thought I moved highlife music out of the ordinary. My highlife was a little bit out of this world, beyond explanation..." — Victor Olaiya
"Nigeria is a powerful country! Our corrupt government is the reason we are on our knees!"
Nigerian broadcasters joined radio practitioners around the world to honor the powerful role that radio plays in global development on World Radio Day, February 13, 2020.
The investigation was based on more than 715,000 documents received by the Platform for the Protection of Whistleblowers in Africa (PPLAAF).
Tanzania's inclusion in the US travel ban speaks to intensifying diplomatic strain between the two countries due to Tanzania's rapid decline in human rights.
The travel ban came as a surprise to Nigeria, which has been a long-time partner with the US in the global fight against terrorism.
"Without an adequate data privacy or protection law, how can we safeguard against some of the greatest risks that such a system could incur?"
With a nearly 12 million-strong community of young internet users and innovators, Sudan presents a ready and dynamic market for U.S. tech companies—but first economic sanctions must be lifted.
Like many colonial and post-colonial constructs, "Françafrique" remained mostly unchallenged for decades, but developments such as a new West African currency have reinvigorated debate in both France and Africa.
"I believe that by being here in the great chamber I will encourage and inspire many people by the things I will do during my mandate."