Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa
18 March 2015
The epidemic has lead to outbursts of violence and slowed the country's economic growth, increasing the potential for food insecurity.
Niger is at war with Boko Haram. Let's not forget, though, that Niger is also home to many projects and is a land full of natural beauty and poetry.
16 March 2015
A group of Nigerian writers met in December 2014 to write a book in five days. Global Voices talks to Barbara Ruehling, who facilitated the process.
15 March 2015
"Freedom of speech must be complete. However, freedom of conscience and worship must be protected too."
It’s getting more complicated to send money to Somalia, and that's a big deal in places like Minnesota, USA, where some Somali Americans have been wiring cash home for decades.
14 March 2015
Eighteen-year-old Memory Banda has managed to escape the cycle that turns half the girls in her southern African nation into brides, and usually mothers, by her age.
Ugandan lawmakers are considering a proposal that would replace all journalists who started covering parliamentary proceedings before May 1, 2010, "in the interest of balanced media coverage".
11 March 2015
Did President Obama send a letter to congratulate Gambian citizens on the 50th Independence anniversary or endorse President Yahya Jamme's regime? It depends on who you ask.