africa

TikTok’s ‘African Water King’ Dispels Your Racist Stereotypes, One Glass at a Time

Nigerian creator Emmanuel Kalu, aka Dede UK, was already a TikTok pun master — but his greatest success has been upturning ignorant myths about his home

The Curious Case of Nigeria’s ‘Disappearing’ Penises

In Benue State, local government is struggling to contain the chaos wrought by an irresistible piece of fake news. Sound familiar?

Was Dave Chappelle Crazy, or Were We?

When the comedian vanished in 2005, he gave up superstardom and a $50 million contract. White America called him crazy. But there's another side to his story — about race, mental health and a priceless taste of freedom — that everyone seemed to miss.

As Coronavirus Hits Africa, Doctors and Nurses Prepare to Strike

Kenya’s long history of health-care worker strikes over poor pay and conditions couldn’t come to a head at a worse time, but activists and experts warn that it’s unavoidable