Botswana’s High Court Just Struck Down Colonial-Era Laws That Made Gay Sex Illegal
The decision comes weeks after Kenya upheld its own laws against gay sex.
Sudan's Government Is Brutally Killing Protesters During An Internet Shutdown
Security forces are "literally treating people like prey," one person with relatives in Khartoum told BuzzFeed News via WhatsApp.
Kenya Has Upheld A Law That Punishes LGBT People For Having Sex
In a major blow to LGBT advocates, Kenya’s High Court said colonial-era laws outlawing gay sex should stay in place.
She Protested Against Campus Rape Culture After Being Sexually Assaulted. Then Her School Banned Her For Life.
Ahead of elections, women are demanding the new government in South Africa finally act to end the scourge of gender-based violence.
South Africa Has An Anti-Immigration Problem, And It Looks A Lot Like America's
With a crucial election looming, populist and nationalist rhetoric put forward by world leaders like President Trump is making xenophobia in South Africa worse.
Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir Has Been Arrested
The former military leader’s resignation comes after four months of escalating pressure from protesters across the country.
People Can’t Stop Talking About This Iconic Photo From The Protests In Sudan
In her first interview since going viral, the woman in the photo said that when she's not protesting the government, she's a student studying engineering and architecture.
“Surviving R. Kelly” Kicked Off A #MeToo Movement In East Africa
Ethiopian women are using Instagram to encourage their community to confront an issue usually greeted with silence.
A Black Newscaster Just Wanted To Help. Instead He Was Called “A Monkey” And Attacked.
Samora Mangesi, a 26-year-old news broadcaster, posted photos of his injuries on Twitter on Wednesday.
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.