Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from April, 2016
South Sudan Is a Dangerous Place to Work as a Journalist
"South Sudan: 7 journalists killed in 2015. No killers brought to justice. No explanation from government."
South Africa Bans Several Sports Bodies From Hosting Global Events Over Lack of Diversity
"The ban on hosting global sporting events is another nail in the coffin for economic development and job creation."
Five Cameroonian Data Journalists Take Stock of Paul Biya's 33 Governments
A data journalism project sheds light on all 33 different governing bodies during the Paul Biya administration in Cameroon.
The Fight to Control the Narrative in Burundi's Crisis
Government critics are rejected as plotting or linked to insurgency, while government supporters and security services employees become collectively associated with authorities' repressive tactics.
Cheers and Jeers as Ugandan Female Researcher Undresses to Get Her Office Back
"Our society really needs to stop objectifying women!We need to understand them through the lens of intellectualism not sexism.#RotAtMISR"
Pressure Mounts on Gambia’s President Over Worsening Human Rights Situation
Unhappiness at President Jammeh's 22-year rule is growing every day and the opposition is under huge pressure.
The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Priorities, Anyone?
This week we take you to China, Mexico, Jamaica, Macedonia and Uganda, where we speak to Prudence Nyamishana who tells us why Ugandans are peeved at their government's priorities.
#NakedProtest Draws Attention to Rape Culture at South Africa's Rhodes University
"why does a woman willingly showing her skin offend you, but violence committed against her doesn't? #nakedprotest"
What If African Media Reported US Elections Like Western Media Report on Africa?
"Pressure is mounting on the Obama regime to allow international observers and peacekeepers after tribal violence marred election campaigns in the troubled north American nation."
Netizen Report: That Time When the Internet in Ecuador Died
Ecuador weathers a sudden mass Internet outage, insulting Tanzania's president proves costly, Twitter gets settled unsettlingly in China, and more.
Tanzania's Cybercrime Act Makes It Dangerous to “Insult” the President on Facebook
Tanzanian netizen Isaac Habakuk Emily is accused of posting a controversial Facebook message "insulting" the president of Tanzania.
Think You Know The Somali People? Think Again!
"The Somali people live to tell powerful stories, not only of loss and suffering, but also of hope and great resourcefulness."
Ugandans Blast Government's Porn Detector Priorities After the Country's Only Radiotherapy Machine Breaks
"That 2.6bn for the pornography machine, maybe could buy a bloody cancer machine. Lokodo, that's the ethical thing to do."
Online Voting in Progress for the Kenyan Blog Awards 2016
The Kenyan Blog Awards recognises and awards exceptional Kenyan bloggers.
Taiwanese Travelers Are Wary After China Flexes Its Long Arm in Kenya
"This incident is terrifying...We could be deported to China if the Chinese government claims that we violated Chinese law (even though we didn't violate any law in the third country)."
Meet Three Artists Painting the Streets of Kenya, South Africa and Tunisia
Artists Falko One, Wisetwo and Vajo are working to get Africa's graffiti community more visibility.
This is How Africa Tweeted in 2015
Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia, Burundi and Egypt were the most active in political conversations on Twitter.
‘Let's Not Give In to Fear': An Interview With Hugues Lawson-Body, Photographer of Celebrities and Parisian Youth
"I try to photograph young people just as they are. They are just as important as the adult generation, yet they suffer from neglect and need to be inspired."
In Kenya, Banned Music Video Celebrating Same-Sex Love Stays on YouTube
The Kenya Film Classification Board has banned the video arguing that "it does not adhere to the morals of the country."
Liberia Is Handing Over Public Primary Education to a Private American Company
"Thinking of schools only as places to learn how to read may appear a reasonable idea in a country where most children cannot achieve even that."
Zambian Deputy Minister Attacks Bank Employee Over Facebook Comment
The Deputy Minister’s visit reportedly was marked with obnoxious name calling, threats and shouts that shocked clients and security personnel at the bank.