Three Generations Of Women From The Same Family Took On Three Dictators Over Half A Century
The courageous young women at the forefront of the Sudanese revolution were following in their mothers’ — and grandmothers’ — footsteps.
An Honorary Ambassadorship Bestowed Upon Zimbabwe’s First Lady Has Been Withdrawn
The website that announced Auxillia Mnangagwa’s award has been replaced with a statement of retraction, following sharp criticism from former US diplomats.
A Teenage Girl Killed Herself After Being Called “Dirty” While On Her Period
Local police launched a formal investigation into the girl’s death almost a week later, following outrage from parents and Kenyan lawmakers.
Robert Mugabe, The Longtime Leader Of Zimbabwe, Dies At 95
From jailed militant to first leader of an independent Zimbabwe to long-reigning dictator, Robert Mugabe left a lasting mark on the region.
Nigerian Artists Are Boycotting South Africa Because Of Deadly Violence Against Foreigners
Seven people have died in the latest cycle of xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
She Was Ordered To Pay Damages And Apologize To The Man Who Allegedly Assaulted Her — So She Left The Country
Shailja Patel accused a fellow writer of sexual assault. Five years later, she’s in hiding in another country.
An American Missionary Was Wrongly Accused Of Voluntarily Undergoing FGM
Teresa June Estes has demanded an apology from Kenyan media outlets who misreported details of her traditional wedding.
People In Sudan Don’t Know You Changed Your Profile Picture To Blue. Her Graffiti Is Spreading The Word.
The Sudanese military has blocked the internet, meaning that many in the country don't know about #BlueForSudan and the global interest it sparked. Assil Diab is taking to the streets to tell the story behind the hashtag.
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.