Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa
Kenya must act quickly to enforce its new data protection law. If not prepared, the ghosts of Kenya’s political past may once again come back to haunt its citizens.
COVID-19 and its subsequent government policies have had far-reaching implications on digital rights and media freedom in Zimbabwe.
Namibia's tech-driven effort to bring more Namibians online during the pandemic seems brilliant. But most of Namibia’s historically marginalized native populations have been excluded.
In Uganda, increased criminalization of misinformation during the pandemic infringed on citizens’ rights to freedom of expression and access to information, especially targeting journalists and human rights activists.
The storm lost intensity before it hit the country. With memories still fresh of Cyclone IDAI, which left 600 dead in March 2019, Mozambicans feared the worst.
Critics fear the new tax--the Mobile Device Registry--will reverse the trend of growth in mobile device usage and threaten freedom of expression in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
UN Security Council ended specific reporting on Burundi after several months of a new government, but human rights monitors remain concerned.
The House of Wonders collapse left many wondering about the fate of Zanzibar's cultural heritage.
On the second anniversary of the revolution in Sudan, citizens braved the threat of the coronavirus to demonstrate and demand more rapid change from the transitional government.
This month, Fendika cultural hub accepted a prestigious Prince Claus Award in recognition of its groundbreaking work in culture and development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
A recent webinar explored how underresourced language communities may be at a disadvantage to tackle misinformation and access media literacy resources.
"We have to stop turning survivors of sexual and gender-based violence into collateral damage, just for laughs. Because rape is not a joke…This has to stop. Now!"
In Senegal, the government’s attempts to control fake news raises questions about how to fight against it without infringing on rights and freedoms — particularly online freedom of expression.
Equatorial Guinea, Botswana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Zambia, and Zimbabwe have employed surveillance technology from Circles, a firm affiliated with Israel's NSO Group, according to the report by Citizen Lab.
Amid a second wave of the coronavirus in Sudan, a pharmaceutical shortage and doctors' strike demanding better working conditions is compounding the crisis.
The Taarifa (Information) mobile app will allow GBV victims to report their cases and access critical information. During the pandemic, reports of GBV decreased by 30% in Tanzania.
As well as holding local elections, the demonstrators demanded the 500,000 jobs promised by President João Lourenço during his election campaign in 2017.
"What seems clear is that global exemplars do not have to look the same in terms of political structures, incomes, or economic ideology."
"Police brutality is universal, white supremacy is global, and colonialism is not forgotten, which is why Black people every day, around the world, are being killed."
Somalia’s media workers say that the draconian new media law will repress journalists who are already struggling in a hostile media environment.