Africa reporter Ryan Lenora Brown spruced up her French at Middlebury’s summer language school. But the most important lesson wasn’t in a dictionary.
Robert Mugabe rose to power with all the hope of a liberator. But his 37-year reign over Zimbabwe ended in a shroud of brutality and economic chaos.
In South Africa, rampant poverty and inequality have helped to foment contempt for foreign-born business owners.
A South African court has banned many displays of the country’s former flag, ruling that they constituted hate speech, discrimination, and harassment.
To support school libraries, Marukgwane Moremogolo combines his two passions – running and reading – at South Africa’s grueling Comrades Marathon.
Bunny chow may sound like it’s for rabbits – or made of them – but neither is true. It’s an iconic South African meal, and an edible history lesson.
The Botswana High Court overturned a colonial-era law against homosexuality Tuesday. LGBTQ activists hope it will set a precedent for the region.
Teff grain is a staple in Ethiopia, used in the spongy injera bread now enjoyed around the world. But its global rise comes with challenges.
South Africa's president announced 50 percent of his new cabinet would be women. Since the 1990s, sub-Saharan Africa has led pushing women's rights.
Mandarin Chinese is the world’s most widely spoken language, and South Africa’s government wants more students to speak it. Not everyone agrees.
Carbon offsets are a key part of industrialized nations’ climate action plans. But what do they look like on the ground?
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed Ms. Ashenafi the Supreme Court’s first female chief, one of many women named to Ethiopia’s top positions.
Disappointed with the pace of change, most young voters skipped an election that will give South Africa its next president.
The discovery of gold and diamonds transformed South Africa’s trajectory. Today the industry is in decline, and voters are hungry for solutions.
Western museums have wrestled for decades with whether to return objects taken from Africa. A new report and controversial plan are adding urgency.
Ten African designers have paired up with furniture giant Ikea to create the Överallt, or “everywhere,” collection.
Reporter Juby Mayet knew apartheid’s toll on South Africa all too well. But she defied the regime with vivid descriptions of black communities.
The Fekat Circus, like Addis Ababa itself, is many things at once: a professional troupe, a community circus school, and daily dose of happiness.
Priya Ramrakha, one of the first African photographers for Time and Life magazines, was an insider to the independence era of the 1950s and ’60s.
In the week and a half since Cyclone Idai, a GoFundMe has raised more than $80,000 for relief, much of it from Zimbabweans living abroad. The scale presents new opportunities – and challenges – for organizers.
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