Protesters chant slogans against the government during a march in Bishoftu, in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, Oct. 2, 2016.  (AP Photo)

Ethiopia’s state of emergency

Until recently, Ethiopia has been hailed as an African success story. After a decade of strong economic growth, the country has begun to shed its...
Mourners pray over the body of Somali journalist Mohamed Ibrahim Rage at his funeral April 22, 2013. Rage, who worked for the state-run radio station,  was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Mogadishu.  (AP Photo/ Farah Abdi Warsameh)

The dangers of reporting in Somalia

For much of its population, Somalia is a difficult and dangerous place to live. That’s particularly true for reporters. Practicing journalism in...
Eritreans in Europe hold pictures of President Isaias Afewerki while protesting  a U.N. Human Rights Council report detailing widespread abuses by the Eritrean government against its own people. (EPA/Magali Girardin)

Eritrea: Africa’s North Korea

Eritrea is sometimes described as "the North Korea of Africa." And it's a deserved title. The tiny nation, located on the continent’s...