by Saddiq Dzukogi. On Malian musician Ballake Sussoko and the kora destroyed by U.S. customs agents.
By Jane Yolen. Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi is serving an 18-month prison sentence for her vagina-centric political poetry.
By Michael Kang’a. For the 21 victims of the Nairobi terrorist attack.
By J. Todd Hawkins. An American missionary in Uganda has been arrested after a racist assault on hotel workers.
By Success Akpojotor. The Biafran Civil War is far from forgotten. As Nigeria’s president tries to reframe history, a state rebels.
By Jane Satterfield. On the fate of the rhino, horns, elixirs, and memory.
By E.M. Lyng. The death of the last male northern white rhino highlights a mass extinction crisis.
By Christopher Greer. South Africa works to postpone “Day Zero”—the day taps will run dry.
By Michael Kang’a. As the ivory trade continues, an elephant never forgets.
By Success Akpojotor. On the anniversary of the Odi massacre, a tribute to the victims.