Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from December, 2023
From exploring membership in the BRICS bloc to examining regional conflicts and scrutinizing visa policies, these stories resonated widely with readers eager to comprehend the complex dynamics influencing Africa.
As 2023 draws to a close, African nations stand at a compelling inflection point influenced by global realignments, emerging south-based alliances and growing demands for historical redress.
This is a new situation and could be indicative of a violation of the right to information enshrined in Mozambican law.
Polio is a viral disease that mainly affects children under five. While no longer a case for panic by WHO standards, the polio virus, which can cause paralysis, is still devastating communities within Nigeria.
Digital frontiers: Leveraging cutting-edge technologies for social behavior change across continents
Ethical considerations, including privacy, data security, and transparency, are paramount to ensure that technological interventions lead to positive societal changes without unintended consequences.
Under Bavuma's captaincy, the Proteas have witnessed a resurgence, drawing inspiration from their successful rugby counterparts for consecutive World Cup victories.
While the UK perceives migration as a problem, human rights activists from Africa and the African Union disagree
The UK and Rwanda governments have inked a controversial deal to relocate certain asylum seekers from Britain to Rwanda.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) and non-partner sexual violence(NPSV) are two of the most common forms of violence experienced by women.
Social media users argue that embracing African traditional clothing is a means of seeking identity and celebrating African styles, suggesting that such a ban contradicts this sentiment.
EU-registered vessels overexploit and export small pelagic fish in African waters, investigation shows
EU fishing fleets in the West African region, "particularly the East European vessels, continue to disregard their obligations to embark scientific observers on board, while they fish unsustainably."
How EU-registered vessels use flags of convenience to mask illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing practices in West Africa
' ... marine experts confirmed that the 'flag of convenience' is exploited by unscrupulous operators to evade accountability for illegal fishing, human rights violations, and other crimes.'
The arrest and imprisonment of two Togolese journalists in mid-November this year highlights the precariousness of journalists’ rights in this West African country.
A movement is growing across Africa and diaspora demanding reparations for the impacts of slavery and colonialism
"The demand for reparations is not an attempt to rewrite history or to continue the cycle of victimization. It's a call to recognize the undeniable truth and rewrite the wrongs ..."