Sub-Saharan Africa

Being black in Morocco: 'I get called a slave'

The latest cover of Maroc Hebdo magazine—seen as racist by some, defended by others—has launched a national debate on the struggles faced by sub-Saharan Africans living in Morocco. Read more...


Our observer followed the elections

Despite expected violence and corruption allegations in the run up to Kenya's presidential, parliamentary and local council elections yesterday, the event was largely peaceful with an overwhelming turnout of around 70%. Enormous queues snaked from the 27,000 polling stations from four in the morning until well after official closing time at 5pm. Locals took photos of the events and told us of the universal sense of enthusiasm on the day. Read more...