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An American Missionary Was Wrongly Accused Of Voluntarily Undergoing FGM

Teresa June Estes has demanded an apology from Kenyan media outlets who misreported details of her traditional wedding.

Nishita Jha • 23 days ago

People In Sudan Don’t Know You Changed Your Profile Picture To Blue. Her Graffiti Is Spreading The Word.

The Sudanese military has blocked the internet, meaning that many in the country don't know about #BlueForSudan and the global interest it sparked. Assil Diab is taking to the streets to tell the story behind the hashtag.

Tamerra Griffin • One month ago

Botswana’s High Court Just Struck Down Colonial-Era Laws That Made Gay Sex Illegal

The decision comes weeks after Kenya upheld its own laws against gay sex.

Tamerra Griffin • 2 months ago

Sudan's Government Is Brutally Killing Protesters During An Internet Shutdown

Security forces are "literally treating people like prey," one person with relatives in Khartoum told BuzzFeed News via WhatsApp.

Tamerra Griffin • 2 months ago

Kenya Has Upheld A Law That Punishes LGBT People For Having Sex

In a major blow to LGBT advocates, Kenya’s High Court said colonial-era laws outlawing gay sex should stay in place.

Tamerra Griffin • 2 months ago

She Protested Against Campus Rape Culture After Being Sexually Assaulted. Then Her School Banned Her For Life.

Ahead of elections, women are demanding the new government in South Africa finally act to end the scourge of gender-based violence.

Tamerra Griffin • 3 months ago

South Africa Has An Anti-Immigration Problem, And It Looks A Lot Like America's

With a crucial election looming, populist and nationalist rhetoric put forward by world leaders like President Trump is making xenophobia in South Africa worse.

Tamerra Griffin • 3 months ago

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir Has Been Arrested

The former military leader’s resignation comes after four months of escalating pressure from protesters across the country.

Tamerra Griffin • 4 months ago

People Can’t Stop Talking About This Iconic Photo From The Protests In Sudan

In her first interview since going viral, the woman in the photo said that when she's not protesting the government, she's a student studying engineering and architecture.

Tamerra Griffin • 4 months ago

“Surviving R. Kelly” Kicked Off A #MeToo Movement In East Africa

Ethiopian women are using Instagram to encourage their community to confront an issue usually greeted with silence.

Tamerra Griffin • 5 months ago

A Black Newscaster Just Wanted To Help. Instead He Was Called “A Monkey” And Attacked.

Samora Mangesi, a 26-year-old news broadcaster, posted photos of his injuries on Twitter on Wednesday.

Tamerra Griffin • 5 months ago

These Women Joined Facebook To Follow Their Crushes. Now They’re Using Their Skills To Expose Abusive Police.

Women in Sudan have transformed Facebook groups initially set up to spill the tea on their love lives to expose members of the security forces abusing their power — and are now at the heart of protests sweeping the country.

Tamerra Griffin • 6 months ago

Angola Has Decriminalized Gay Sex

It is also now illegal to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation.

Tamerra Griffin • 6 months ago

Zimbabweans Are Calling For Help, But No One Can Hear Them

The social media shutdown comes amid huge civil unrest in Zimbabwe, with reports of indiscriminate arrests and violence by police and soldiers against protesters.

Tamerra Griffin • 7 months ago

These Are The Victims Of The Nairobi Hotel Complex Attack

Among the victims are two best friends who were aid workers in Somalia, and the American managing director of a global consulting company.

Tamerra Griffin • 7 months ago

The Siege At A Luxury Hotel Complex In Nairobi Is Over, And All Attackers Have Been “Eliminated”

Fourteen civilians died in the attack, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said.

Tamerra Griffin • 7 months ago

Militants Killed 15 People, Including An American, At A Luxury Hotel Complex In Kenya

The siege comes three years to the day since al-Shabaab militants attacked a Kenyan military outpost in Somalia.

Tamerra Griffin • 7 months ago

How To Stop Fake News In A Country Where The President Has To Repeatedly Deny Rumors That He Is Dead

The spread of misinformation in Nigeria is threatening to upend its upcoming elections, so Nigerian journalists have united across newsrooms to fight it.

Tamerra Griffin • 8 months ago

This Congresswoman Had To Watch The Man Who Said She’s Not Worth Raping Become President

“In the next years, we will hear a lot about authoritarianism in Brazil, but we will also hear a lot about resistance,” Brazilian congresswoman Maria do Rosário said.

Tamerra Griffin • 9 months ago

They’re Black. They’re Trans. And They’re Ready To Shake Up Brazil’s Politics.

Erika Hilton and Erica Malunguinho are not afraid of Brazil’s new far-right president, but they are under no illusions about the struggle ahead.

Tamerra Griffin • 9 months ago