Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from November, 2021
‘In my country, I feared the war. But here I feared the Home Office': Asylum seekers speak on the UK refugee process
While the UK has some of the highest living standards in the world, financial resources and legal guarantees are scarce for the most vulnerable people.
A ‘new deal’ for Africa: Is this the best chance for a generation?
The pressure is now “on Europe, on the developed countries, and on governments, to seize this opportunity to deliver a generational change in Africa.”
Disparity in the data collection policies of some pan-African firms in Uganda raises privacy concerns
The Unwanted Witness report revealed that most of the personal data collected online violates privacy rights, with no regards for the safety and dignity of citizens.
A literary landscape in flux: Fiston Mwanza Mujila's take on Congolese and diasporic literature
According to Congolese-Austrian author Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Francophone African authors face a number of challenges, the first being the nature of the French literary scene.
COP26: Kenyan sports personalities call for decisive action to combat the climate crisis
In November, over 50 Olympians and Paralympians called on world leaders to deliver climate action during the COP26 in Glasgow in a video campaign titled ‘Dear Leaders of the World’
Access to healthcare will no longer be denied to Mozambicans because of their clothing
The Ministry of Health (MISAU) issued a statement discouraging health professionals from prohibiting the user's access to the Health Unit (US) due to clothing or other accessories.
How ‘Squid Game’ hijacked Halloween and a traditional Kenyan wedding ceremony
Despite the criticism that the series has received for its violence and gore, it has unquestionably become a global cultural phenomenon, exporting Korean pop culture to the world.
Behind the success of the Kenyan Twitter disinformation campaign to discredit the Pandora Papers
Kenya’s disinformation industry successfully manipulated Twitter’s trending algorithm to attack the Pandora Papers and protect President Uhuru Kenyatta, whose family was implicated in the exposé.
How Burhan's coup could halt Sudan's return to the international community
A telecommunications blackout couldn’t stop more than four million citizens around Sudan from taking to the streets to demand a civilian government