“When we talk of democracy and human rights, we usually talk about the US. Now we have people asking, but is that how people behave in a modern democracy?”
The push for the #NotTooYoungToRun bill comes as Nigeria’s ailing 74-year-old leader is publicly pictured for the first time in almost 80 days.
North Korea's brand of communism was once welcomed with open arms across revolutionary Africa. These days, the cause is still carried on by a few thousand fervent believers.
What does it mean to be a young black person in South Africa, which still confers advantages on white people in every walk of life, more than two decades after the end of apartheid? Monica Mark met students and teachers who have spent the past year protesting for the right to a free and fair education.
In a country where 80% of people speak French, English speakers feel like they're being punished for wanting equal status for their language.
The bodies of US citizen Michael Sharp, Swedish national Zaida Catalan, and their translator were identified two weeks after they went missing, the Congolese government said on Tuesday.
"If nobody does something, these animals will die. Instead of them dying, let me try my best."
And she is now facing a disciplinary process by her own party.
Today in "only in Nigeria": The president returned home after he basically went missing for over a month. Weirdly, though, things actually, sort of, ran better without him.
“Jammeh is ready to fight to the teeth and spend money to stay in power,” said an ex-Liberian soldier who said he is being recruited by the strongman’s forces.
Gambia has witnessed the defeat of its president Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the country for more than two decades, crushing dissent and eliminating his rivals. His former butler speaks out for the first time about life at the heart of the regime.
Yahya Jammeh lost last week's historic election but a week after conceding he's called the vote flawed.
Yahya Jammeh ordered web access and international phone lines to be completely shut down hours before voting booths opened on Thursday.
When Killa Ace’s song became a rallying cry for change, he was forced to flee Gambia. Elections on Thursday might decide if he — and thousands of others in exile — can finally return home.
Activists for black, brown, and Indigenous rights around the world have adopted the Black Lives Matter slogan alongside homegrown movements against racism and police brutality.
“Thank you for your ... support of the white nation in South Africa. We wish you all the best for the future, and you can rely on our support,” wrote the leader of the pro-apartheid Afrikaner Resistance Movement.
There may have been some small outages in the west African country, but the entire country did not get taken down by the same attack that crippled US websites.
Valentine Strasser was once the world’s youngest dictator, ruling Sierra Leone for four turbulent years. But his fall from power left him broken, exiled, and eventually back home as a mysterious and feared recluse. BuzzFeed News makes an uninvited house call.
Protesters who have been flying the national colors now need official permission to use flags for just about anything.
"Looks like Superman taking off...drunk."