Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from March, 2016
Learn about eight hashtags that help facilitate political debate and even organize protests in South Africa.
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".
In this edition we take you to Somalia, Japan, China, Pakistan and Cuba.
"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."
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 "provides a counter narrative that is non-violent and at the same time humorous," explains member Nwachukwu Egbunike.
The life of prisoners in Madagascar and France.
Does it matter how journalists get hold of public information to expose corruption?
"Arresting magazine publisher Yomi Olomofe for beating the men he says beat him to a pulp is nothing short of obscene."
"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"
Thuggery runs rampant in the MENA region, Chile bans spy balloons and Google gears up to expand implementation of the "Right to Be Forgotten."
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.
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.
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 Sudanese president is accused creating new 28 states along ethnic lines, a move considered to be a recipe for internal conflict.
An informal chat with the poet Hanitr'Ony on the Malagasy language and culture.
A Ghanaian non-profit, Penplusbytes, has released the first Social Media Index Report on Ghana's media sector.
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.
"The problem is getting worse, so we must tackle it with long-term solution, not just food aid."
With pollinators in decline around the world, conservationists are turning to traditional farmers for answers.