In recent months, reports have emerged that at least two men, one from Zambia and another from Tanzania, were killed while fighting for the Wagner group in Ukraine. Wagner reportedly recruited the men from Russian prisons, promising them amnesty.
The LGBTQ community isn’t acknowledged in Zambia because the law doesn’t allow for its existence, so people who struggle with mental health issues often can’t find the care they need. Some grassroots organizations are working to help LGBTQ people, but they often operate in secret.
The current drought in southern Africa is the worst in decades, and likely a harbinger of things to come as the region warms up and dries out as its climate changes. The drought is having real impact on one resident in a Pretoria township, and what governments in the region can do to help prepare for a hotter and drier future.
Geeking out to help end global poverty. (That's meant with the highest respect for geeks.) Tapping great minds to help the world's poorest, Shashi Buluswar leads the Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies at Lawrence Berkeley Lab in Berkeley, California.
Clifford Dimba went from serving an 18-year sentence to a presidential pardon.
In total, 18 African countries do not have presidential term limits, even though a new study shows most Africans are in favor of them.
Australian protesters put their heads in the sand to bring attention to what they say is their government ignoring the importance of climate change. That story and more in today's Global Scan.
Burkina Faso is in turmoil after protesters decided they'd had enough of their long-serving leader finding new ways to stay in power. But it seems their protests have worked, and forced him from power.
Most of Africa spent centuries under white rule, either through colonial policies or post-colonial schemes like apartheid. But that changed two decades ago, and since then Africa hasn't had a white leader of any country. But that just changed.
The southern African nation of Zambia gained independence from Britain on October 24, 1964. Half a century later, it’s one of the most politically stable countries in the region. But as Zambia celebrates its 50th birthday, some Zambians are turning their attention to fixing the problems of the future.
Africa is home to a diverse collection of cultures — representing an incredible variety of people and ideas. So why is it whenever Africa is depicted in books, those books always look the same way?