Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from September, 2015
When those seeking refuge pass through areas like the Serbia-Croatia border crossing, they've already travelled many, many miles—but for most of them it's a mere fraction of the total journey.
Alongside the now-famous case of the Zone9 bloggers, there are so many detained Ethiopian bloggers, online activists and politicians, whose names are not yet on the map. Last year on July 8, 2014, Ethiopia detained a number of local opposition leaders, bloggers, online activists and concerned citizens. Some were released after four...
Learn who is behind the coup, what this has to do with upcoming elections and why all eyes are on citizen movements' reactions to the crisis.
Abdoulaye Bah reports Guinea's second blogcamp on how local bloggers are building the online community and opposing restrictions on free speech imposed before the elections.
The sudden death of General Aronda, Uganda's Internal Affairs Minister and former Chief Of Defence Forces, created an outpouring of condolences and a wave of conspiracy theories on social media.
Jacob Zuma said the West was guilty of opening the floodgates of refugees by taking military action in Libya, a statement that divided netizens.
An open letter to South Africa's President Jacob Zuma about rising crime levels caused an outpouring of criticism from citizens on Twitter with the hashtag #DearMrPresident.
Despite enduring fear and suspicion towards refugees, many citizens initiatives have been launched or scaled up in France to meet their needs.
Chief K.Masimba Biriwasha, a communications officer for HIVOS (full disclosure: HIVOS is one of Global Voices’ sponsors) explains why Zimbabwe must ditch the start-up pitch: The start-up pitch, which involves making a rapid fire presentation of an idea followed by a question and answer session involving selected judges, is increasingly a...
Kenyan political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi apologises to the Luo ethnic group and Law Society of Kenya head by offering a goat and a beer after attacking them on Twitter.
A 27-year-old musician, Guvnor Ace, has married a 68-year-old Swedish woman. Was it for love or money? Ugandans can't stop speculating, prompting him to release a song called "Old Woman".
"'Why South Sudan?' someone asked. It's true, but somewhat feeble, to say South Sudan is unlike any other place." Pernille Baerendtsen shares personal impressions on leaving the world's newest country.
In Timbuktu, Malian activists are putting together a project that aims to help 200 students, of whom around 50 are girls, prepare for their end-of-year exams.
The Zone9 bloggers' trial continues, with relatives prevented from documenting the proceedings, and frequent adjournments in court obstructing the progress of justice. Read Endalk Chala's latest report.
What do Ghanaians do at 2:33 GMT? #233Moments hasghtag will tell you.
Opposition leader Edith Nawakwi alleged that Esther Lungu was using the donations and tours in rural Zambia to campaign for her husband ahead of the 2016 presidential and general elections.
"Buhari now says that campaign commitments made by his party were not made by him... For a President elected on a platform of integrity, this is duplicitous. It is unacceptable."
Refugees travelling through Austria to Germany were greeted with applause at train stations by Austrians and Germans bearing not only good will, but food, water sanitary products and toys.
In countries with few leading figures capable of securing the role of head of state, constitutionally mandated political changeover can be a real constraint on the political process.
French-speaking Africa has been remarkably absent from the flurry of media coverage on "Silicon Savannah." But the emergence of promising new projects in tech innovation mean that may soon change.