Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa
5 April 2016
The Deputy Minister’s visit reportedly was marked with obnoxious name calling, threats and shouts that shocked clients and security personnel at the bank.
4 April 2016
South Africa's Constitutional Court rules that President Jacob Zuma violated the constitution when he refused to pay back public funds as recommended by the country's public protector.
1 April 2016
Nuno Dala, who's been on hunger strike for 22 days, is one of 17 activists, sentenced to prison for plotting a rebellion. A diabetic, Dala's health is in jeopardy.
31 March 2016
30 March 2016
Chinese dissidents’ families torn apart over party controversy, courts in Morocco and Ethiopia drag out trials against advocates, and Russian tech moguls launch a new center for monitoring "information attacks".
28 March 2016
24 March 2016
"The danger is not as far away as we may think. . . . And attacks have little to do with internal peace or relations between religious groups."
23 March 2016
Bahrain court slams social media satirist in absentia, circumvention tools take another hit in Russia, and Facebook is off the hate speech hook in Germany (at least for now).
20 March 2016
The life of prisoners in Madagascar and France.
18 March 2016
"Arresting magazine publisher Yomi Olomofe for beating the men he says beat him to a pulp is nothing short of obscene."
"Miracles happen, now we must keep an eye on this elephant, and the Somalis should be encouraged toward conservation and not killing."
17 March 2016
16 March 2016
Thuggery runs rampant in the MENA region, Chile bans spy balloons and Google gears up to expand implementation of the "Right to Be Forgotten."
12 March 2016
Unlike Marvel's Storm character from its X-Men series and Black Panther, who both hail from the fictional country of Wakanda in Africa, Jide Martin’s characters are truly African-born.
Mbeki received criticism for a letter he wrote denying that he had ever said 'HIV does not cause AIDS'. "What I said is that 'a virus cannot cause a syndrome'."
8 March 2016
South Sudanese president is accused creating new 28 states along ethnic lines, a move considered to be a recipe for internal conflict.
5 March 2016
An informal chat with the poet Hanitr'Ony on the Malagasy language and culture.