Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from October, 2023
Artists like Thomas Mapfumo, Oliver Mtukudzi, and Stella Chiweshe have been instrumental in shaping the modern Zimbabwean music scene.
Understanding the long-lasting nature of the conflicts in the Sahel: an interview with expert Jonathan Guiffard
To understand the long-lasting nature of the conflicts in the Sahel and a series of coups in West Africa, Global Voices interviewed Jonathan Guiffard, a specialist on the region
Cameroon's Indigenous Baka people given access to fresh forest resources, but it's a world away from their former lives
Baka people have lived in the forests of southeast Cameroon since time immemorial and are known to be the first custodians of the forest. Their lifestyle and livelihood depend on the forest.
According to a 2021 World Health Organization report, one in four people will experience mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives.
The conflict has had a significant impact on many data centers as operators have lost access to their data and facilities, leading to the failure of several essential internet-related services.
Opposition members of Parliament expressed fears that the digital services tax could restrict access to social media and suppress freedom of speech, especially given the government’s unfriendly perception of digital activism.
About 91 other Nigerians have been killed by police officers in the past year, according to one study.
Morocco's footballing prowess, combined with its infrastructure capabilities, sets the stage for an exciting and promising era in global football, despite the challenges posed by the recent earthquake.
Examining the issues of climate change and water scarcity in Tanzania, and exploring viable solutions
"Women and children bear the heaviest burden of fetching water. As a result, their opportunities for education and personal development are curtailed, trapping them in a cycle of poverty."
'... [A]pproximately 69 percent of global biodiversity has been lost since 1970.
During his maiden address, Gabon's new leader promised to hold fresh elections at the earliest opportunity to restore civilian rule.
In the age of digital transformation, Botswana faces a complex conundrum: the promise of progress tangled with potential threats to fundamental human rights.
"... [N]o country in the world has ever moved on when injustices of the past have not been genuinely addressed."
For African literary criticism: Interview with the founder of francophone ‘African literary chronicles’
In 2021, the Goncourt Prize was awarded to a Senegalese author, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr. Does this, however, imply that Francophone African literatures are known and recognized at their true value?