Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from June, 2015
30 June 2015
29 June 2015
26 June 2015
"Warnings, intimidations, arrest and torture have not stopped me from exercising my free speech rights," says Abel Wabela, one of Ethiopia's Zone9 bloggers who have been jailed since April 2014.
25 June 2015
Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh opposes presidential term limits. He believes God decides term limits and if God is willing, he may rule The Gambia for "one billion years."
Western media tends to portray Africa as a dark, hopeless place. African Twitter users have rallied under the hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou to prove that's not true.
24 June 2015
Compared to other countries in West Africa, Mali has low Internet speeds and high prices. A Malian civic group has launched a campaign to change this.
23 June 2015
One of the reasons attributed to the support enjoyed by Muhammadu Buhari’s re-branding and eventual ascendancy to the presidency was his social media strategy.
Despite recent elections that swept the one opposition member from parliament, US President Barack Obama is planning a visit to Ethiopia.
21 June 2015
"#BeingGhanaianHasTaughtMe to look both left & right before crossing a one-way road."
19 June 2015
"I think of your particular fate and wonder how any of us who are free continue to go about our lives as if there’s nothing to lose."
BAKE, the author of a new report, represents a group of Kenyan online-content creators and seeks to empower innovation and improve the quality of content created on the Web.
18 June 2015
Controversial Kenyan blogger Bogonko Bosire went missing two years ago. Kenyans have revived his search with the hashtag #WhereIsBogonkoBosire.
"Their crime was: They Dared to bare the lethal bullet This undying testament of the oppressed!"
17 June 2015
Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes. Online commenters speculated reasons could include blackmail, hatred of the West or pure incompetence.
16 June 2015
Around the globe, forest dwellers, poor villagers and other vulnerable populations claim the World Bank -- most powerful development lender -- has left a trail of misery.