July 22, 2020Sub-Saharan Africa
From the dismal domestic disarray that continues to sicken and kill Americans across the country to the dysfunction at the UN Security Council and brittle fractures in international cooperation, it i…
August 11, 2020Censorship and Freedom of Expression
In response to internet censorship by governments across the continent, Africans have turned to technologies of freedom to access blocked content online.
July 28, 2020South Africa
Andrew Mlangeni was the last living defendant of the 1963 Rivonia trial, which resulted in the sentencing of Andrew and ten others, among them, Ahmed Kathrada, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki and, most famously, Nelson Mandela.
May 7, 2020Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Criticism mounts over China’s coronavirus response; East African countries face a second, much larger infestation of desert locusts; and Europe commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Allie…
July 15, 2020South Africa
In a nationwide broadcast on July 12, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that he was reimposing the ban on alcohol and a curfew. Both measures were imposed earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic and were designed to ease the strain on hospitals.
August 11, 2020Southeast Asia
With the exception of Thailand, the five countries of mainland Southeast Asia are some of the poorest in the Asia-Pacific region. According to the World Bank, Cambodia has a per capita GDP of around …
August 6, 2020Nigeria
A DNA study of a sample gathered from African Americans shows that their African genetic origin accords closely to the documentary, historical record.