The butt of many jokes, the scruffy suburb of Parow is having the last laugh.
How an enterpreneur outwitted a dictator and became a mogul — and how he’s going to change Africa.
The natural disaster that killed nearly 2,000 people at once.
São Tomé and Príncipe offers an “optimistic lesson” for the rest of the continent.
Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are increasingly employing community service as punishment for smaller crimes, offering an alternative penal model.
Lami had no plans to leave her village or to remarry. Boko Haram changed all that. And not for the better. One woman’s story of capture, and deliverance.
Across Egypt, women-only driving classes are growing, riding on an unlikely cocktail of tradition and opportunity.
Saadeddine El Othmani must maintain calm at home amid regional instability.
Maah Keita, bass guitarist and champion for the rights of folks with albinism, plays for hearts and minds.
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