Progress In Africa, a Link Between Phones and Freedom
Uganda’s putting porn on the “naughty list” and Zimbabwe’s trying to block WhatsApp, but Africa’s mobile revolution is real and its impacts are just beginning to be felt.
Il est minuit, docteur Schweitzer
The great humanitarian’s hospital in Gabon may be closing soon. But it’s not the only idea of Albert Schweitzer’s that has seen better days.
Getting Africa Right South Sudan and the Case for Maps
An AP report from last week shows the ethnic loyalties driving the conflict in South Sudan—and also demonstrates why readers need maps to understand them.
Ersatz Ethiopia The Meaning of an Olympic Protest
A silver medalist from Ethiopia crosses his arms in protest—and draws attention to the woes of America’s counter-terrorism partner in the Horn of Africa.
Africa's Culture Wars Uganda’s Porn Police Strike Again
If the goal is to stamp porn out of Ugandan society, a lot of Ugandans are going to end up in shackles (and not in a way some might like).
Rumble in the Jungle A Plane Rebuke for Congo’s Opposition Leader
Moïse Katumbi’s plane was turned away from the airport at Kinshasa just as he was slated to address tens of thousands of supporters. Election season just got wilder.