This Is What Africans Think Of The US After The Racism On View In Charlottesville
“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?”
These Young People Don't Want An Age Limit To Run For President
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.
The Dream Of North Korea Is Alive In West Africa
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.
This Is What It's Like To Be Poor, Gifted, And Black In South Africa
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.
This Country Has Kept Its English Speakers Off The Internet For Two Whole Months
In a country where 80% of people speak French, English speakers feel like they're being punished for wanting equal status for their language.
Two UN Workers' Bodies Were Found In A Shallow Grave After They Went Missing
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.
This Man Drives For Hours Every Day To Bring Water To Thirsty Animals
"If nobody does something, these animals will die. Instead of them dying, let me try my best."
People Are Trolling This South African Politician After She Said Colonialism Wasn’t All Bad
And she is now facing a disciplinary process by her own party.
It Turns Out Things Get Pretty Weird When Your President Goes Missing
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.
Gambia’s President Is Paying Mercenaries To Help His Cause After Shocking Election Defeat
“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.
This Is What It's Like To Watch A Dictator Fall
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.
Gambia's Strongman Ruler Backtracks On Pledge To Step Down After Losing Election
Yahya Jammeh lost last week's historic election but a week after conceding he's called the vote flawed.
Gambia’s President Has Shut Down The Internet During A Historic Election
Yahya Jammeh ordered web access and international phone lines to be completely shut down hours before voting booths opened on Thursday.
This Is What It’s Like To Survive One Of The World’s Worst Dictatorships
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.
2016 Was The Year Black Lives Matter Went Global
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.
South Africa's Neo-Nazi Movement Sent Donald Trump Congratulations After His Win
“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.
No, Hackers Apparently Didn't Take Down The Entire Liberian Internet
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.
What Do You Do With Your Life After You've Already Been The World's Youngest Dictator?
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.
This Is Why Zimbabwe Has Banned Its Own Flag
Protesters who have been flying the national colors now need official permission to use flags for just about anything.
People Can't Stop Laughing At This Ridiculous Statue Of Robert Mugabe
"Looks like Superman taking off...drunk."