September 15, 2016

The number of people requiring food assistance in north-eastern Nigeria has dramatically doubled since March, rising to 4.5 million people according to a mid-August analysis (Cadre Harmonisé).

A declining economy could see this figure rise by one million by as early as...

September 15, 2016

Nearly a hundred people were killed and hundreds more injured during a protest in Ethiopia over the weekend as demonstrators clashed with security forces, Amnesty International says.

According to Amnesty International thousands of protestors turned out in Oromia and Amh...

September 15, 2016

Esther Mungalaba, a 19 year old Zambian student, has been selected as the senior runner up of the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay competition.

Four young writers have been awarded winners and runners up of The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2016, the world’s oldest i...

September 15, 2016

The Australian Government has announced that it will provide further financial assistance to southern African to help combat the acute rise in food shortages caused by severe El Niño conditions in the region.

Australia will provide $10 million to the World Food Programm...

September 13, 2016

Travel photographer, Joel Santos traveled to Ashanti, Ghana to capture the life of local fisherman on Lake Bosumtwi. Once a thick lush rain forest, the lake is situated in an ancient impact crater resulting from a heavy meteorite shower. Thought by locals to be sacred,...

September 13, 2016

Based on a book by Tim Crothers, the biographical sports drama follows the story of Ugandan chess prodigy, Phiona Mutesti. Growing up in the slums of Katwe, a then 9 year-old Mutesti was introduced to chess via a local church program that “enticed players with a free c...

September 6, 2016

“When protests take over cities or countries, the slogans and symbols create a visual narrative that serves as a reminder for the demands of protesters”.

Quartz News, recently complied some of the powerful signs used across Africa: 

Crossing Arms

  • Ethiopians have been...

September 6, 2016

In an article for The Daily Vox, grade 12 student at Pretoria High School, Malaika Eyoh, discusses the racism and injustice currently faced by the student body there.

Although schools such as Pretoria High, are “meant to be a beacon of unity in the democratic South...

August 30, 2016

Back in April 2014, 273 female students were kidnapped from a secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria. Responsibility for the kidnappings was claimed by the Islamist militant group the Boko Haram. Although an estimated 57 girls managed to escape early on in the initial pro...

August 30, 2016

In 2006, the Probo Koala, a ship chartered by the Dutch-based oil and commodity shipping company Trafigura Beheer BV, offloaded toxic waste at the Ivorian port of Abidjan. A local contractor then dumped the waste in approximately 12 different sites around the city of A...

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