These Women Joined Facebook To Follow Their Crushes. Now They’re Using Their Skills To Expose Abusive Police.
Women in Sudan have transformed Facebook groups initially set up to spill the tea on their love lives to expose members of the security forces abusing their power — and are now at the heart of protests sweeping the country.
Angola Has Decriminalized Gay Sex
It is also now illegal to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation.
Zimbabweans Are Calling For Help, But No One Can Hear Them
The social media shutdown comes amid huge civil unrest in Zimbabwe, with reports of indiscriminate arrests and violence by police and soldiers against protesters.
These Are The Victims Of The Nairobi Hotel Complex Attack
Among the victims are two best friends who were aid workers in Somalia, and the American managing director of a global consulting company.
The Siege At A Luxury Hotel Complex In Nairobi Is Over, And All Attackers Have Been “Eliminated”
Fourteen civilians died in the attack, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said.
Militants Killed 15 People, Including An American, At A Luxury Hotel Complex In Kenya
The siege comes three years to the day since al-Shabaab militants attacked a Kenyan military outpost in Somalia.
How To Stop Fake News In A Country Where The President Has To Repeatedly Deny Rumors That He Is Dead
The spread of misinformation in Nigeria is threatening to upend its upcoming elections, so Nigerian journalists have united across newsrooms to fight it.
This Congresswoman Had To Watch The Man Who Said She’s Not Worth Raping Become President
“In the next years, we will hear a lot about authoritarianism in Brazil, but we will also hear a lot about resistance,” Brazilian congresswoman Maria do Rosário said.
They’re Black. They’re Trans. And They’re Ready To Shake Up Brazil’s Politics.
Erika Hilton and Erica Malunguinho are not afraid of Brazil’s new far-right president, but they are under no illusions about the struggle ahead.
Brazil's New Foreign Minister Has A Pro-Trump Blog
Ernesto Fraga Araújo once published a blog post praising Trump for saving Western Christian civilization from “global cultural Marxism.”
Ethiopia Has Its First Female President, And She’s Pretty Badass
Sahle-Work Zewde’s historic appointment comes after an unprecedented push to achieve gender balance within Ethiopia’s government.
Kanye West Is In Uganda Finishing His Album And People Are Mostly Stoked About It
He’s...making Uganda great again?
Melania Trump Came To Africa And Mostly Just Took A Bunch Of Pictures Holding Babies
The US first lady’s solo trip to the continent was filled with sweet photos and well-received donations — but not much else.
People Had Seven Days To Watch A Film Banned For "Promoting Lesbianism"
Young Kenyans have been filling cinemas to watch Rafiki after a ban on it being shown was lifted. Warning: Spoilers ahead.
A Senior Politician Has Been Charged Over The Murder Of A Student Who Was Seven Months Pregnant With His Child
Sharon Otieno’s killing earlier this month had put “sugar daddy” culture in Kenya under the spotlight.
They Banned Her Film Because It Featured LGBT Characters. So She Took Them To Court — And Won.
A judge ruled that Kenyan society was not so weak that it could be shaken by a love story about two women.
They Banned Her Film For “Promoting Lesbianism,” So She’s Suing Them
Kenya’s ban on Rafiki, a love story between two Kenyan women, must be lifted in order for it to be considered for an Academy Award next year.
The Murder Of A Pregnant Woman In Kenya Has Put Sugar Daddy Culture Under The Spotlight
The horrific death of 26-year-old Sharon Otieno has people demanding answers, and questioning the culture of “sugar daddy” relationships.
The “Ghetto President” Of Uganda Says He Was Brutally Tortured
Bobi Wine, a former singer who is now a thorn in the side of Uganda’s president, wrote a harrowing Facebook post about being kicked and beaten in the head and testicles while he was under arrest.
He Was Nearly Africa's Youngest Head Of State. Now His Followers Are Left Wondering What Happened.
Nelson Chamisa's supporters hoped he would make history in Zimbabwe. But mistakes he made himself could have cost him.