Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from March, 2016
What's Happening in South African Politics? Just Follow the Hashtag
Learn about eight hashtags that help facilitate political debate and even organize protests in South Africa.
Netizen Report: Ethiopia’s Zone9 Bloggers Go Back to Court
Chinese dissidents’ families torn apart over party controversy, courts in Morocco and Ethiopia drag out trials against advocates, and Russian tech moguls launch a new center for monitoring "information attacks".
The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Elephant in the Room
In this edition we take you to Somalia, Japan, China, Pakistan and Cuba.
How Many More Bombings Targeting Tourists Before West Africa Develops a Regional Strategy?
"The danger is not as far away as we may think. . . . And attacks have little to do with internal peace or relations between religious groups."
Netizen Report: Congo Shuts Down All Communications on Election Day
Bahrain court slams social media satirist in absentia, circumvention tools take another hit in Russia, and Facebook is off the hate speech hook in Germany (at least for now).
#TrollCabal Redefines Trolling on Nigerian Twitter
#TrollCabal "provides a counter narrative that is non-violent and at the same time humorous," explains member Nwachukwu Egbunike.
A Side-by-Side Look at Prison Life in France and Madagascar
The life of prisoners in Madagascar and France.
Is Exposing Corruption Becoming a Crime in Botswana?
Does it matter how journalists get hold of public information to expose corruption?
Nigerian Police Beat Up Yomi Olomofe, Who Was Assaulted Last Year Over His Corruption Reporting
"Arresting magazine publisher Yomi Olomofe for beating the men he says beat him to a pulp is nothing short of obscene."
Why One Elephant's Long Walk Is a Hopeful Sign for War-Torn Somalia
"Miracles happen, now we must keep an eye on this elephant, and the Somalis should be encouraged toward conservation and not killing."
Moroccans Rally for Unity, While Sahrawis Push for Independence After Ban Ki-Moon’s ‘Occupied’ Remark
"When will you be relieved from your prolonged pain? Oh, my homeland. Peace be upon you"
Netizen Report: Uganda and Nigeria Seek Stricter Controls for Social Media
Thuggery runs rampant in the MENA region, Chile bans spy balloons and Google gears up to expand implementation of the "Right to Be Forgotten."
Social Media's impact on the 2016 general election in Niger
Le premier tour des élections générales nigériennes de 2016 s'est déroulé le dimanche 21 février 2016. Le second tour aura lieu le 20 mars, afin d'élire le président et les membres de l'Assemblée Nationale.
A Nigerian Start-Up Is Creating a New World of African Superheroes
Unlike Marvel's Storm character from its X-Men series and Black Panther, who both hail from the fictional country of Wakanda in Africa, Jide Martin’s characters are truly African-born.
Ex-South African President Mbeki Still Has His ‘Bizarre’ Beliefs on HIV and AIDS
Mbeki received criticism for a letter he wrote denying that he had ever said 'HIV does not cause AIDS'. "What I said is that 'a virus cannot cause a syndrome'."
South Sudan’s ‘Divide and Conquer’ Political Approach Heightens Tribal Tensions
South Sudanese president is accused creating new 28 states along ethnic lines, a move considered to be a recipe for internal conflict.
Poet and Activist Hanitr’Ony Discusses the Malagasy Language and Culture in a Changing World
An informal chat with the poet Hanitr'Ony on the Malagasy language and culture.
A Look at How Well Ghana's Media Houses Are Using Social Media
A Ghanaian non-profit, Penplusbytes, has released the first Social Media Index Report on Ghana's media sector.
One Gambian Journalist's Story of Persecution
Alaghie Jobe lives in exile in Senegal, fearful that at any moment he could be sought out and detained by the Gambian authorities. His crime: practising journalism in The Gambia.
Live Twitter Chat Draws Attention to Lesotho's Worst Drought in Recent History
"The problem is getting worse, so we must tackle it with long-term solution, not just food aid."
The Newest Strategy for Saving Bees Is Really, Really Old
With pollinators in decline around the world, conservationists are turning to traditional farmers for answers.