Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from June, 2016
‘I'll Stay as Long as the Queen Allows Me to Stay’ and Other Brexit Reactions From the Portuguese-Speaking World
"Brexit...whatever happens from now on, no one can erase these results from citizens' memories."
"If the UK sneezes Africa will … well Africa will say 'bless you' and move on."
Mulokozi is the latest victim of Tanzania's relatively new Cybercrime Law, which attempts to address issues such as child pornography, cyberbullying, online impersonation, and the publication of false information.
Uganda, surrounded by areas of instability and war, has admitted roughly 700,000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi, and Congo.
A new interactive tool that tracks political violence across Sub-Saharan Africa maps deaths by area, trends over time, and the perpetrators involved.
"In the refugee camp, we have no facilities – even shoes we don’t have. There is no gym. Even the weather does not favor training..."
"The government itself owes contractors, food suppliers, stationery suppliers, pensioners, utility companies, and civil servants and nobody, NOBODY, has shut them down...."
The bank took Cyprian Nyakundi to court following a series of critical stories. Nyakundi calls himself a "Kenyan-based blogger who has an interest in politics, governance, corporate-fraud and human-interest stories."
"Because we need everyone who wants to help build a better Angola to be free to do it, because demonstrations are not war..."
"We are in 2016 and still have diggers being tortured with a machete."
Passersby who heard banging from the inside of the container and voices yelling for help insisted that the driver open the truck.
"You are not a soldier, you are not a rebel, they should understand that you are just a fighter... Yes, a fighter of a noble cause."
This week we take you to Russia, India, Madagascar, Venezuela and Singapore.
"I was paralyzed by the idea of exile. This is the first time I had decided to flee the country without knowing exactly when I would return."
"I’ve spent most of my life in France, but my whole family is...Malagasy. I think there’s a desire for us to gather and talk about our mixed cultural identity."
"Accessible, diverse, transparent information empowers both governments and citizens. Better informed citizens make better decisions about their lives and their government."
"If the #ThisFlag campaign ends as just being an anger-venting space, so be it. That is valid too."
The case falls against a backdrop of Tanzania's Cybercrime Law, passed in 2015, which critics say gives too much power -- without meaningful oversight -- to police.
For two days, 36 of the best bloggers and vloggers in Africa, along with selected players on the African digital scene, presented their talents and know-how.
The Dizzy Brains to Madagascar's prime minister: "Just do your job, man!"
"The Chinese want to be equal with white people, but like white people, they have to achieve their status by standing on top of black people."