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Inside The Country Where You Can Buy A Black Man For $400

Slavery is thriving in Libya, where thousands of black Africans hoping to get to Europe instead find themselves bought and sold, forced to work for nothing, and facing torture at the hands of their owners.

Monica Mark • 4 months ago

Here's Why Trump's Tweet About White Farmers In South Africa Was A Huge Deal

The government's supposed mistreatment of white farmers in the former apartheid state has been a white nationalist talking point for years.

Grace Wyler • 7 months ago

A Company At The Center Of Flint’s Water Crisis Is On The Shortlist To Serve Millions In Africa

“They have a history of poisoning black communities in the US, and they should not be poisoning the largest African city on the continent,” one activist said.

Monica Mark • 8 months ago

A Former Dictator Claimed He Cured Thousands Of People Of AIDS. Some Of Them Are Now Suing Him.

Three victims of Yahya Jammeh’s bogus AIDS clinic have become the first to launch a case against the former president, and activists hope others will follow.

Monica Mark • 10 months ago

The Opioid Crisis Is Not Just An American Epidemic

Nigeria is facing catastrophic levels of opioid addiction — and no one seems to know how to stop it.

Monica Mark • 11 months ago

There’s A Truther Movement In Nigeria That Thinks The Abduction Of 110 Girls Was A Hoax

BuzzFeed News visited the town where the girls were taken to find out what happened.

Monica Mark • 11 months ago

Louis Vuitton Just Appointed Its First Black Director And People Are Here For Him

Expect Ghanaian-American Virgil Abloh to shake things up at the French luxury brand.

Monica Mark • One year ago
Monica Mark • One year ago

Meet The Loneliest Rhino In The World

Humans have all but eradicated the northern white rhinoceros from the planet. Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros on Earth, is the last hope to bring the species back.

Monica Mark • One year ago

Niger's Government Asked The US To Arm Its Drones. People Aren't Sure They Like The Idea.

Americans were surprised to learn in October that the US had deployed more than 800 troops to the African country. Nigeriens, too, were disturbed by the growing US presence.

Monica Mark • One year ago

A Pastor Found A Massive Diamond. Now He Hopes It Will Help His Country.

When Emmanuel Momoh found a 709-carat stone, one of the world’s biggest diamonds, he faced down threats and attempted thefts to hand it over to the government in Sierra Leone.

Monica Mark • One year ago

Inside The Botched Raid That Left Four US Soldiers Dead In Niger

The worst military fiasco under the Trump administration — in which four US soldiers were killed alongside four Nigeriens by Islamist militants — was the result of reckless behavior by US Special Forces.

Monica Mark • One year ago
Monica Mark • One year ago

Meet The Badass Women Wrestlers Of Senegal

In this area of southern Senegal, one woman tells BuzzFeed News, “Wrestling is how we prove our womanhood."

Monica Mark • One year ago

This Is What You Eat When Everyone Is Struggling For Food

There's poverty. Then there's life in Niger, where insurgencies inside and outside its borders are forcing people to forage for food to make up for what international aid can't cover.

Andrew Esiebo • One year ago

Experts Are Stunned By The "Sheer Stupidity" Of Including Chad In The Travel Ban

Chad, a staunch US ally that has sent troops to battle al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and Boko Haram, was a surprising addition to Trump's new travel restrictions.

Vera Bergengruen • One year ago

Here's Why So Many People Keep Falling For This Russian Scam

One of Russia's most famous conmen ran a pyramid scheme that earned him billions of dollars before he was jailed for fraud. Now he lives in hiding, but that hasn't stopped him targeting Nigeria.

Monica Mark • One year ago

Marvel's Universe Of Superheroes Has Officially Come To Nigeria

"A Marvel story. Written by a Nigerian Woman. Set in Lagos. Superhero's name: NGOZI. What a time to be alive."

Monica Mark • One year ago

The BBC Started A Pidgin Language Service And Nigerian Twitter Is Lit Over It

BBC is the first international broadcaster to use a language spoken by millions in West Africa.

Monica Mark • One year ago

How Ebola Prepared Sierra Leone For A Massive Natural Disaster

The Ebola epidemic, which killed almost 4,000 people three years ago and became the West African country’s worst ever public health crisis, is now guiding the country’s latest disaster response.

Monica Mark • One year ago