Inside The Country Where You Can Buy A Black Man For $400
Slavery is thriving in Libya, where thousands of black Africans hoping to get to Europe instead find themselves bought and sold, forced to work for nothing, and facing torture at the hands of their owners.
Here's Why Trump's Tweet About White Farmers In South Africa Was A Huge Deal
The government's supposed mistreatment of white farmers in the former apartheid state has been a white nationalist talking point for years.
A Company At The Center Of Flint’s Water Crisis Is On The Shortlist To Serve Millions In Africa
“They have a history of poisoning black communities in the US, and they should not be poisoning the largest African city on the continent,” one activist said.
A Former Dictator Claimed He Cured Thousands Of People Of AIDS. Some Of Them Are Now Suing Him.
Three victims of Yahya Jammeh’s bogus AIDS clinic have become the first to launch a case against the former president, and activists hope others will follow.
The Opioid Crisis Is Not Just An American Epidemic
Nigeria is facing catastrophic levels of opioid addiction — and no one seems to know how to stop it.
There’s A Truther Movement In Nigeria That Thinks The Abduction Of 110 Girls Was A Hoax
BuzzFeed News visited the town where the girls were taken to find out what happened.
Louis Vuitton Just Appointed Its First Black Director And People Are Here For Him
Expect Ghanaian-American Virgil Abloh to shake things up at the French luxury brand.
Beyoncé And Jay-Z's "On The Run II" Tour Video Is Inspired By A Classic Senegalese Film
Touki Bouki is a classic of African cinema.
Meet The Loneliest Rhino In The World
Humans have all but eradicated the northern white rhinoceros from the planet. Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros on Earth, is the last hope to bring the species back.
Niger's Government Asked The US To Arm Its Drones. People Aren't Sure They Like The Idea.
Americans were surprised to learn in October that the US had deployed more than 800 troops to the African country. Nigeriens, too, were disturbed by the growing US presence.
A Pastor Found A Massive Diamond. Now He Hopes It Will Help His Country.
When Emmanuel Momoh found a 709-carat stone, one of the world’s biggest diamonds, he faced down threats and attempted thefts to hand it over to the government in Sierra Leone.
Inside The Botched Raid That Left Four US Soldiers Dead In Niger
The worst military fiasco under the Trump administration — in which four US soldiers were killed alongside four Nigeriens by Islamist militants — was the result of reckless behavior by US Special Forces.
This Black Woman Just Made The Best #MeToo Statement With Her Hair
Her hairstyles do all the talking.
Meet The Badass Women Wrestlers Of Senegal
In this area of southern Senegal, one woman tells BuzzFeed News, “Wrestling is how we prove our womanhood."
This Is What You Eat When Everyone Is Struggling For Food
There's poverty. Then there's life in Niger, where insurgencies inside and outside its borders are forcing people to forage for food to make up for what international aid can't cover.
Experts Are Stunned By The "Sheer Stupidity" Of Including Chad In The Travel Ban
Chad, a staunch US ally that has sent troops to battle al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and Boko Haram, was a surprising addition to Trump's new travel restrictions.
Here's Why So Many People Keep Falling For This Russian Scam
One of Russia's most famous conmen ran a pyramid scheme that earned him billions of dollars before he was jailed for fraud. Now he lives in hiding, but that hasn't stopped him targeting Nigeria.
Marvel's Universe Of Superheroes Has Officially Come To Nigeria
"A Marvel story. Written by a Nigerian Woman. Set in Lagos. Superhero's name: NGOZI. What a time to be alive."
The BBC Started A Pidgin Language Service And Nigerian Twitter Is Lit Over It
BBC is the first international broadcaster to use a language spoken by millions in West Africa.
How Ebola Prepared Sierra Leone For A Massive Natural Disaster
The Ebola epidemic, which killed almost 4,000 people three years ago and became the West African country’s worst ever public health crisis, is now guiding the country’s latest disaster response.