Ethiopia Has Its First Female President, And She’s Pretty Badass
Sahle-Work Zewde’s historic appointment comes after an unprecedented push to achieve gender balance within Ethiopia’s government.
Kanye West Is In Uganda Finishing His Album And People Are Mostly Stoked About It
He’s...making Uganda great again?
Melania Trump Came To Africa And Mostly Just Took A Bunch Of Pictures Holding Babies
The US first lady’s solo trip to the continent was filled with sweet photos and well-received donations — but not much else.
People Had Seven Days To Watch A Film Banned For "Promoting Lesbianism"
Young Kenyans have been filling cinemas to watch Rafiki after a ban on it being shown was lifted. Warning: Spoilers ahead.
A Senior Politician Has Been Charged Over The Murder Of A Student Who Was Seven Months Pregnant With His Child
Sharon Otieno’s killing earlier this month had put “sugar daddy” culture in Kenya under the spotlight.
They Banned Her Film Because It Featured LGBT Characters. So She Took Them To Court — And Won.
A judge ruled that Kenyan society was not so weak that it could be shaken by a love story about two women.
They Banned Her Film For “Promoting Lesbianism,” So She’s Suing Them
Kenya’s ban on Rafiki, a love story between two Kenyan women, must be lifted in order for it to be considered for an Academy Award next year.
The Murder Of A Pregnant Woman In Kenya Has Put Sugar Daddy Culture Under The Spotlight
The horrific death of 26-year-old Sharon Otieno has people demanding answers, and questioning the culture of “sugar daddy” relationships.
The “Ghetto President” Of Uganda Says He Was Brutally Tortured
Bobi Wine, a former singer who is now a thorn in the side of Uganda’s president, wrote a harrowing Facebook post about being kicked and beaten in the head and testicles while he was under arrest.
He Was Nearly Africa's Youngest Head Of State. Now His Followers Are Left Wondering What Happened.
Nelson Chamisa's supporters hoped he would make history in Zimbabwe. But mistakes he made himself could have cost him.
Riot Police In Zimbabwe Gatecrashed A Press Conference Where The Opposition Declared The Election Results Fake
At least 50 officers interrupted a press conference held by Nelson Chamisa, physically intimidating journalists and trying to force them out onto the street.
The Post-Mugabe Era Has Officially Begun In Zimbabwe
President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who forced Robert Mugabe out of office in November, managed to extend his term in an extremely tight race.
Zimbabwe’s Worst Fears About Postelection Violence Are Being Realized
Opposition supporters in the capital were met with gunfire, tear gas, water cannons, and tanks.
A Mugabe-Free Election Went Better Than Expected For Millions In Zimbabwe
Zimbabweans took to the polls to vote for a whole new government in the post-Mugabe era, and most are confident that, for the first time ever, elections will be fair.
This Former Dictator Just Said He Couldn’t Vote For His Own Party
The former president called a last-minute press conference from his mansion and said he could not vote for his own party.
How The Hell Do You Run An Election When Your Country’s Been Ruled By A Dictator For 37 Years?
For the first time in almost 40 years, Zimbabwe is holding an election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot. Now an array of women are fighting for their say in how the country will be run.
Zimbabwe’s Opposition Leader Accused The Ruling Party Of Hiring “Fake News Mercenaries”
Nelson Chamisa raised concerns over the spread of false stories about him — but when pressed for more details, his party could not come up with them.
Obama Called Out Politicians For “Making Stuff Up” In His First Major Speech Since Trump Became President
The former US president criticized “strongman politics” and the denial of facts in what many interpreted as indirect critiques of President Donald Trump.
She Says He Raped Her. But Because He's An Athlete Her Hopes For Justice Are Low.
Irene Ojiambo is one of at least two women this year who have accused Kenyan rugby players of sexually assaulting them.