Recent Blog Posts
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:46:00 +0000Bold Women. Scandalized Viewers. It’s ‘Sex and the City,’ Senegal Style.A hit TV show that unapologetically portrays female sexuality has thrilled many Senegalese. Except those who want it taken off the air.
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:12:54 +0000With Her Latest Novel, Petina Gappah Sees an Obsession ThroughThe Zimbabwean writer was inspired by Faulkner, Eliot and Toni Morrison for “Out of Darkness, Shining Light,” a fictional account of the journey David Livingstone’s workers took transporting his body.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:56:56 +0000Al-Bashir Is on Trial in Sudan. He’s Not the First Dictator to Land in Court.Forced from office amid widespread street protests, Omar Hassan al-Bashir joins a list of leaders tried over their actions while in power.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 23:32:29 +0000Benin Awakens to the Threat of Terrorism After Safari Ends in a NightmareA safari guide knew every watering hole in Pendjari National Park in Benin. He did not know that terrorists across the border could reach him in his country.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:36:40 +0000The Thick Gray Line: Forest Elephants Defend Against Climate ChangeIf the species is wiped out by poachers, Africa’s vast rain forest will lose 7 percent of its carbon storage ability, scientists estimate.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 04:13:38 +0000Al-Bashir Trial in Sudan Opens with Claim of $90 Million Payment From SaudisA senior police officer said that the country’s deposed leader had admitted to receiving the money.
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 21:36:40 +0000Blackface, Staple of Arab Comedy, Faces Surge of CriticismThe racist comedy trope, unacceptable in the West, is alive and well in mainstream Arab media.
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 21:57:10 +0000Sudan Erupts in Celebration After Army and Civilians Agree to Share PowerThe deal signals an end to eight months of popular protests, the ouster of a dictator and a bloody military-led crackdown.
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:20:17 +0000Ebola Outbreak Spreads to 3rd Province in Eastern CongoTwo new cases were confirmed in South Kivu, according to the Health Ministry.
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:03:35 +0000As Gang Murders Surge, South Africa Sends Army to Cape Town, and the City CheersCape Town has become one of the world’s most dangerous cities, and the government has deployed troops to quell the violence. Many residents welcome the soldiers’ presence, but worry about what’s next.