Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from June, 2020
Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza unexpectedly died, but the CNDD-FDD political party — in power since 2005 — continues.
As COVID-19 cases continue to soar in Cameroon, many who believe in local herbs have turned to the potent artemisia plant as the government reopens the economy in the country.
On May 12, Guinea was rocked by bloody violence between security forces and citizens exasperated by power cuts and COVID-19 prevention roadblocks.
Israel has just appointed its first black minister from the Ethiopian Jewish community. Despite this encouraging gesture, the community still faces discrimination and racism in Israel.
In the last several years, Sudan experienced two major internet shutdowns that seriously prohibited basic communication and exchange during politically charged periods, causing exponential losses and risks.
There are parallels between police brutality in the US and Uganda, a country still haunted by the ghosts of its violent past.
Google and Facebook are building undersea internet cables for Africans with access to high-speed internet — but 33 nations in Africa still don't have comprehensive data privacy laws.
Kpénahi Traoré, a language activist and journalist, battles the online dissemination of false information in Bambara, one of West Africa’s most widely spoken minority languages.
Swahili is the most widely spoken African language, but its visibility online is dismal. Kenyan language activist Bonface Witaba is working to change this.