Featured stories about Sub-Saharan Africa
Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa
1 July 2015
Maurtius' parliament confirmed Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, a world-renowned biodiversity scientist, as the country's first female president.
29 June 2015
26 June 2015
"Warnings, intimidations, arrest and torture have not stopped me from exercising my free speech rights," says Abel Wabela, one of Ethiopia's Zone9 bloggers who have been jailed since April 2014.
25 June 2015
Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh opposes presidential term limits. He believes God decides term limits and if God is willing, he may rule The Gambia for "one billion years."
Western media tends to portray Africa as a dark, hopeless place. African Twitter users have rallied under the hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou to prove that's not true.
24 June 2015
Compared to other countries in West Africa, Mali has low Internet speeds and high prices. A Malian civic group has launched a campaign to change this.
23 June 2015
Despite recent elections that swept the one opposition member from parliament, US President Barack Obama is planning a visit to Ethiopia.