This week, a new anthology of films called "African Folktales, Reimagined" premiered on Netflix. The series of short films was done in partnership with UNESCO as an effort to support more emerging filmmakers from Africa.
The power in Gurnah’s writing lies in his ability to complicate the Manichean divisions of enemies and friends, writes Lizzy Attree, co-founder of the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature.
The al-Qaeda-led terrorist attacks on 9/11 prompted the formation of Islamist militant groups across Africa that continue to wage deadly attacks.
Maasai in Tanzania use their mobile phones all the time — usually to communicate with people they already know. But dialing errors can also breed friendships and business opportunities.
Top of The World: A white, 21-year-old man has been charged with killing eight people, including six Asian women, at several Atlanta-area massage parlors. And, Tanzania’s President John Magufuli, a prominent COVID-19 skeptic who has not been seen in public since the end of February, has died at the age of 61. Also, Ugandan opposition activist Bobi Wine told The World's Marco Werman that what keeps him going, despite repeated arrests, is his view that good always triumphs over evil.
Pope Francis's teachings about the moral urgency of the climate crisis are being spread from the Vatican all around the world by the Global Catholic Climate Movement.
Tanzanian presidential candidate Tundu Lissu with the Chadema opposition party was arrested in the days following Tanzania’s contested presidential election on Oct. 28.
The buildup to Election Day has been marred by widespread internet outages and social media going dark.
A record surge in COVID-19 cases is stretching hospital resources in the adjacent border cities of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. As millions of Tanzanians vote in the country’s general election, internet users have reported that WhatsApp and Twitter are being restricted. And, satellite images show that Iran has begun construction on an underground centrifuge assembly plant at the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility.
Long lines of voters in Tanzania went to the polls on Wednesday for a presidential election that the opposition warned is compromised by manipulation, deadly violence and a massive internet slowdown in a country once praised as a beacon of peace in Africa.