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In the 1930s, the US embarked on a campaign to connect rural parts of the country to electricity. It took more than two decades before 95% of all farms were electrified. Kenya is working on doing... [Read More]
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Scientists have discovered a remote swampland in central Africa that contains the equivalent of 20 years of US greenhouse gas emissions, or three years of the world's total fossil fuel emissions. The Cuvette Centrale peatlands in the... [Read More]
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Nigeria has ordered Taiwan to move its unofficial embassy, a trade mission, out of the capital of Abuja, another sign that an unofficial diplomatic truce between China and Taiwan has ended after eight years. Nigeria... [Read More]
Nigeria has ordered Taiwan to move its unofficial embassy, a trade mission, out of the capital of Abuja, another sign that an unofficial diplomatic truce…... [Read More]
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In Cameroon, a fight over colonial languages is dividing the country. English-speaking regions of Cameroon, once divided between France and Britain, have been protesting for…... [Read More]
Gambian president Yahya Jammeh has so far been unmoved by calls from fellow African leaders, the United Nations, and others to acknowledge his electoral defeat…... [Read More]
Gambian president Yahya Jammeh has so far been unmoved by calls from fellow African leaders, the United Nations, and others to acknowledge his electoral defeat…... [Read More]
In Nairobi, most things can be ordered from your phone—an Uber, or taxi from one of several other taxi hailing app companies, a boda boda driver to run an errand for you on his bike,... [Read More]
Drought in southern Africa is threatening electricity generation at Africa's biggest hydropower plant, the Cahora Bassa dam in Mozambique. Water levels at the reservoir are dangerously low. Cahora Bassa was only 34% full as of... [Read More]
Contractors, petty traders, investors, and entrepreneurs from China have been pouring into Uganda for the past decade. China is a top investor in the east…... [Read More]
The Gambia's outgoing president of 22 years, Yahya Jammeh, will be charged and prosecuted for crimes against the state within a year of handing over…... [Read More]
Angola is one of several African countries where the passing of Fidel Castro has been felt keenly. To mark its reverence for the Cuban leader,…... [Read More]
Beneath a photo of president Barack Obama, staff posing as consular officials, took visa applications from unsuspecting Ghanians. [Read More]
The surprise presidential win of a real estate agent and political novice over Gambia's leader of 22 years has the country, and many on the continent, celebrating. Gambia's longtime leader, Yahya Jammeh, who once promised... [Read More]
For the last decade, a fake US embassy has been operating in Accra, Ghana. On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, from morning until half noon, an American flag would fly outside a faded pink building. Inside, beneath a... [Read More]
Gambia's long-time leader Yahya Jammeh has lost the presidency after 22 years in power. Conceding defeat to his rival Adama Barrow, on live television, he told Barrow, "The Gambian people have chosen you and after 22 years I'm... [Read More]
Ethiopian authorities have arrested outspoken opposition leader, Merera Gudina, after he testified before the European Parliament about human rights violations in his country where anti-government…... [Read More]
Kigali, Rwanda Every day the workers at C&H Garment Factory are required to learn a few words of Chinese. Today's lesson, written on a whiteboard…... [Read More]
Kenya, the largest economy in East Africa, has some of the starkest inequality in the region. Nowhere is that more apparent than in Nairobi, where the wealthy and middle class live and work next to... [Read More]
Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni, in a lengthy missive on Thursday (Nov.24) that he "felt compelled" to write, blamed "Western aggression" in the Middle East and North Africa for a global wave of migration and backlash that... [Read More]
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