Stemming the tide

Gays and lesbians face harsh prison penalties or even death in most nations of sub-Saharan Africa. In many countries, homophobia is growing. I met...

Profile: Glencore in Zambia

Glencore is the world's biggest commodities brokerage firm. Reuters called it "the biggest company you have never heard of" after it went to public...

Zambia’s politics of copper mining

Zambia is the largest copper producer in Africa and ranks as the seventh largest copper producer in the world. At the same time, this resource-rich...

An African sequel to the Arab Spring?

This year on Sept. 23, thousands of Sudanese protesters took to the streets of the capital Khartoum. The country’s autocratic leaders lifted fuel...

Blood spilled for “Black Gold”

For nearly a decade following the formation of South Sudan, Africa’s 54th country, conflict has ebbed and flowed along the border between the two...

African Press Freedom in discussion

The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) is discussing a major case for African press freedom this week in the city of Banjul,...