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Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa

25 August 2014

African Ebola Survivors Share Their Stories of Recovery and Stigma

"Thank god for the doctors. They gave me a certificate that indicates I am free of Ebola in case anyone would still doubt."

Is Zambia’s President Sata Working Quietly Behind the Scenes or Seriously Ill?

Zambia's President Michael Sata has not been seen in public since May. Many are speculating that the former publicity-loving politician is ailing.

18 August 2014

Deadly Diseases, Violent Conflicts and White Saviors: Hollywood's Skewed Portrayal of Africa

The film "Outbreak" about a fictional Ebola-like virus hit theaters nearly 20 years ago. Has Hollywood's perception of Africa evolved since then?

Bridging the Digital Divide? Facebook and Telcos Bring Free Apps to Zambia

Global Voices Advocacy

The industry partnership provides subscribers with access to select sites and services -- and requires users to create a Facebook account.

15 August 2014

An American Bluegrass Band Woos Nigerian Audiences With Their Rendition of P-Square's Chop My Money

The Bridge

How did a Chicago bluegrass band that plays bars and festivals in the U.S. find itself performing in the living room of the US deputy consul in Abuja, Nigeria?

12 August 2014

Can President Obama Change African Dictators’ Ways? Not Likely, Says Chadian Blogger

"The fundamental question remained: What steps can the American president take to change things around?"

10 August 2014

How the Youth Contribute to Disaster Risk Reduction

The youth are a valuable resource to use in identifying and preventing disasters.

4 Infographics on the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

4 infographics to know about the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

7 August 2014

Ugandan Court Strikes Down Anti-Gay Law on a Technicality

Members of the LGBTI community celebrated the court ruling on social media, despite homosexuality remaining illegal in Uganda.

6 August 2014

Cameroon Just Witnessed a Brutal Islamist Attack. But You Wouldn’t Know It Watching Network TV.

When the most brutal attack by the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram in Cameroon took place, citizens had to turn to foreign media and social networking sites for news.

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