The women fighting South Africa’s ‘infodemic’

In South Africa, a small group of volunteers is waging an online battle against Covid-19…

Hunting rare birds in Pakistan to feed the sex drive of princes

In 1983, two army officers stopped at a car rental office in Pasni, a small…

Uganda climate change: The people under threat from a melting glacier

Ronah Masika remembers when she could still see the snowy caps of the Rwenzori mountains,…

Ivermectin: South African medics using unproven worm drug to treat Covid-19

The drug Ivermectin, which has been touted by some as an effective coronavirus treatment even…

Kenya’s Mike Sonko: The rise and fall of Nairobi’s ex-governor

In a dramatic fall from grace, the colourful former governor of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, is…

Dan Gertler – the man at the centre of DR Congo corruption allegations

The Biden administration recently re-imposed sanctions on Israeli businessman Dan Gertler over alleged massive corruption…

Samia Suluhu Hassan – Tanzania’s new president

On Wednesday evening she had the task of announcing to Tanzanians that President John Magufuli…

Nawal El Saadawi: Feminist firebrand who dared to write dangerously

“I am speaking the truth. And the truth is savage and dangerous.” So wrote Nawal…

Covid-19 Africa: Who is getting the vaccine?

Vaccination programmes are underway across Africa, bolstered by the international Covax initiative to help poorer…

Sea-cucumber divers off Liberia risk danger to feed a hunger in China

Liberia may be sitting on a potentially valuable trade in sea cucumbers with China, but…