Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from August, 2016
The government's denial of Jean's detention has left his friends and colleagues fearful that authorities may be concealing information on his whereabouts or death.
"This sentence signifies a step backwards in terms of tolerance and shows just how much issues of cast, religion, slavery and therefore democracy are taboos in Mauritania."
Nigeria is the most active African country for political conversations on Twitter. That vibrant digital sphere, however, is fraught with hate speech.
Both the new police grooves and the old army tunes are decidedly patriotic in tone.
"It is this determination that they show against all odds. I love the athletes in this team as if they were my own children."
"Anyone that is still in doubt about the political nature of this case should search his inner conscience closely."
"Madagascar would be the kid no one invites to a party coz they live out of town."
Web blocking continues to plague Bangladesh and Ethiopia, Peru drops US $22 million on spyware, and sharing just might become a crime in Colombia.
"Zambia is slowly becoming a court room. We all must be careful when we speak out on issues of national interest."
"#FeyisaLilesa used the biggest stage of his life to express a muzzled generational cry for freedom. He spoke without words. #courage"
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"We’ve got to make people aware of the reality: that the majority of people living in northern Mali are not in any way connected to these armed groups..."
"I urge activists to focus on constructively helping the ongoing struggle aiming at creating free and fair Ethiopia that we are going to have sooner."
A look back at seven pop hits from the 1980s that pack a political punch.
Many believe that the state can monitor any Eritrean, in any corner of the world. The regime has successfully portrayed itself as omnipresent—this is fundamental to its survival.