These farmers are successfully taking on powerful opponents, from their own government and foreign royals to companies and corrupt officials.
How an enterpreneur outwitted a dictator and became a mogul — and how he’s going to change Africa.
Married women in Uganda are employing an unlikely weapon against a patriarchal society: Demanding money from husbands for sex.
Nigerian-Americans are on a path to become one of the most successful immigrant groups in American history.
Nomuntu Ndhlovu, 27, wants to turn rural South Africa’s waste into electricity and biodiesel.
The butt of many jokes, the scruffy suburb of Parow is having the last laugh.
An electrical engineer by training, Cameroonian Acha Leke turns his problem-solving acumen to Africa’s socioeconomic challenges.
Stéphanie Pérusse, daughter of a Canadian rally champion driver, expected the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc to be hard — just not this hard.
Morena Leraba, a shepherd by trade, is doing his damnedest to put his country on the rap map. How? Eclectic rhymes road tested in the hills of Lesotho.
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The row between tiny Djibouti and a Dubai-based port operator reflects a much larger struggle for influence that is sucking in world powers.
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The world’s failure to grant the breakaway region statehood risks reigniting war with Somalia.
Charlotte Maxeke fought for the rights of women and Black South Africans long before the notion of equality was considered.
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President Joseph Kabila is stepping aside. But the chance to replace him is dividing the opposition, which helps his handpicked successor.
Father Angelo Romano has become renowned as a peace builder in West Africa. Can he work his magic in Senegal?
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Visitors flock to popular Kirstenbosch, but the real garden star is its unassuming younger sibling.