Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from August, 2023
Emmerson Mnangagwa was re-elected as president in an election that has been called "blatant and massive fraud" by the opposition.
The gravity of the situation cannot be underestimated, as she now faces the possibility of severe punishment, including the death penalty, under Article 306 of the Mauritanian Penal Code.
While governments have a legitimate interest in addressing the spread of misinformation and promoting online safety, there may be more effective solutions than outright bans on social media platforms.
PhD student from Gabon François Ndzhelassili was murdered in Yekaterinburg, in what appears to be a racially motivated killing at a time when Putin has turned to the Global South in search of support.
The author revealed that he was being threatened anonymously by people who thought that a book with such a title should not be released.
However, Malagasy national pride appears to have been overshadowed. The government announced that the games' opening and closing ceremonies would be led by Chinese choreographers.
Young people have increasing role ahead of Senegal's presidential elections: Interview with Gilles Yabi
After the incumbent president announced he would not seek reelection, Senegalese young people mobilize ahead of the 2024 presidential elections.
"Economic considerations, with BRICS countries constituting a significant portion of global GDP, offer expansive trade and investment opportunities for African economies ... [and] can attract direct foreign investment, technological advancement, and bolster export capabilities."
"Uganda's defiance in the face of international pressure over this law reveals the complexities of balancing national sovereignty with global human rights standards."
Digital activist discusses why native Yoruba speakers should embrace their Indigenous language in online spaces
Many people are beginning to forget all the rich cultural and historical aspects of Yoruba. If the language is to thrive, its culture and identity must be visible.
Despite a number of documented fatalities, African institutions concerned with transcontinental migration issues remain silent on the treatment of Sub-Saharan migrants in Tunisia.
It is crucial to foster a nuanced understanding of LGBTQ+ rights advocacy that respects cultural diversity while upholding the principles of human rights and equality.
In an interview with Global Voices, African journalists shared their views on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in journalism on this continent.
Only three states in Nigeria, compared to seven in 2021, are environmentally clean. This underscores the need for a deeper sense of responsibility and awareness about sustainable practices among citizens.
‘My art is a tribute to my origins and childhood': An interview with Burkina Faso-born artist Saïdou Dicko
'Drawing inspiration from his early years as a shepherd in Burkina Faso, Dicko's artistic prowess blossoms against the backdrop of Sahelian landscapes.'
" ... [T]he promotion of breastfeeding isn't just a decision; it's one of the most astute investments a nation can undertake to construct its forthcoming prosperity.'
Africa reimagined: Burkina Faso's Ibrahim Traoré advocates for resilience, recognition, and resistance
A call for a future where "Africa is no longer subjected to external exploitation, but instead stands strong as a federation of self-reliant, resilient nations, recognized equitably and globally."
The Unfreedom Monitor is a project to analyse, document, and report on the growing phenomenon of the use of digital communications technology to advance authoritarian practices.
Disability inclusion in Africa is not only a matter of social justice; it is imperative for sustainable development and growth.
"Though experienced by both men and women, the cultural and social landscape of the continent often exacerbates the challenges faced by women struggling with infertility."