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Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa
23 March 2017
Swahili is the second-most-widely-used language on the African continent. Yet automatic speech recognition isn’t commercially available in this language, denying many users the information they need.
14 March 2017
10 March 2017
South Africa's Minister of State Security announced that his government is contemplating regulating social media to counter false narratives and the spread of fake news.
9 March 2017
A high-profile domestic abuse case is making waves in Mozambique, following a controversial sentence against the man who partially blinded a former president's daughter.
7 March 2017
The question of material demands from the Army has been a recurrent one since Côte d'Ivoire's emergence, in 2011, from a decade of civil war.
6 March 2017
Internet users around the world are praising Saidy Brown, the 22-year-old woman in South Africa, who used Twitter last month to publicize that she is HIV positive.
28 February 2017
26 February 2017
Kenyans don't go to the polls until Aug. 8, but election fever is already gripping the country. On Twitter, one trending hashtag is #NotWithMyVote.
25 February 2017
The Kenyan Blog Awards is now taking submissions for this year's ceremony. The call for nominations runs until March 10. Bloggers and fans can submit nominations in several different categories.
South Africa is currently in the midst of another wave of attacks against African immigrants, with crowds shouting xenophobic slogans and looting and burning down businesses and homes.
23 February 2017
20 February 2017
"#ThingsDineoShouldTakeWithHer...Corrupt politicians, sure we'll lose 10% of our population but it'll be worth it."
16 February 2017
As social manipulation abounds on Twitter, Venezuela blocks more news websites, and Facebook heads to France to fight fake news.
15 February 2017
"Kenyans are suffering with this drought and all we are asked to do is dab #DabOfShame"
As allegations of social media manipulation surfaced, seven Kenyan Doctor’s Union officials were jailed for failing to call off an ongoing strike.
10 February 2017
Cameroon's Internet regional shutdown enters its third week, Ukraine prosecutes two men for "separatist" speech on Vkontakte and Algerian lawyers are told to stop using social media.