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...

The North Korea of Africa: Eritrea

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

Europe’s migrant crisis

They come from impoverished and war-torn countries like Sudan or Syria, in hopes of a better life. But for some migrants, their journey ends in...

Sudan seizes copies of 14 newspapers

Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services has confiscated the print runs of 14 newspapers without providing explanation. Members of the...

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...