Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from November, 2016
These East African Countries Show How Teamwork and Technology Can Thwart Illegal Fishing
Innovation sparks success as nations collaborate to identify and take action against fishing vessels suspected of illegal fishing.
Meet South Africa's Prophet of Doom…Literally
"Doom is the answer brothers and sisters lets bow our heads and sPray."
The Hotly Contested Gambian Presidential Race Enters Its Final Stretch
In the run up to the elections, there have been anti-government political protests, mostly in the Greater Banjul Area.
Facebook’s Controversial ‘Free Basics’ Project Spreads to 47 Countries
Free Basics is a collaboration between Facebook and mobile providers that allows access for free but limited access to internet.
How to Use the Internet to Protect and Pass on Traditions to Malian Youth
"Our mission is use information technology to preserve and promote Mali’s rich linguistic, material, and immaterial heritage."
Many Africans (But Not All) Recall Fidel Castro as a True Friend of the Continent
"We won't forget how Fidel Castro supported the fight against apartheid when the 'civilized' world didn't. Castro, with his faults, was a leader."
La Francophonie Summit Comes to Madagascar, Where Demonstrators Are Waiting
Madagascar, where the majority of people still live in poverty, has spent vast sums of money to organise a major summit. How much money exactly, nobody knows.
South Africa's Youngest Novelist, 7-year-old Michelle Nkamankeng, Wants to Inspire Others
Michelle Nkamankeng, 7, has taken the internet and the literary world by storm with her first book in a series of four, "Waiting for the Waves".
Winners Galore at the 34th Athens Classic Marathon
The 34th Athens Classic Marathon came to Greece last weekend, and there were more than a few big winners.
The World According to Russian Stereotypes
RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.
Expand Your YouTube Horizons With These Award-Winning African Online Video Creators
From music videos and animated cartoons to a 6-year-old comedian, discover the winners of the inaugural Sub-Saharan African YouTube Awards.
Cameroonian Government Launches Campaign Against Social Media, Calls It “A New Form of Terrorism”
The government of Cameroon considers social media “a new form of terrorism.”
UN Chiefs Chat Trump, Climate Change, Migration, and Water with Global Voices
Work tackling some of the world's most pressing issues should continue, regardless of the new US president-elect's positions on them.
Ethiopian Authorities Arrest Zone9 Blogger Befeqadu Hailu Citing ‘State of Emergency’
Hailu was told that his arrest was prompted by the interview he gave for Voice of America's Amharic Service about Ethiopia's state of emergency.
A Live Facebook Event to Promote Peace and Fight Hate Speech in Kenya
DW Akademie is hosting the event to discuss strategies to counter hate speech in Kenya ahead of the general elections next year.
Africans See Humour and Hypocrisy in Donald Trump's Presidential Win
"Donald Trump is the 45th President of the USA and the story of America as a shining beacon of justice is a lie."
For Migrants of All Kinds, the Football Pitch Can Be a Place of Real Empathy
Lova Rakotomala plays football even though he's terrible at it. This is why.
‘In Our World, You're Either Born With the Right Passport or Not’
Amélie Jacques, a French blogger, reacts to the current situation with refugees in Calais, France.
A Hilarious Meme Leads to Crowdfunding Campaign for Children in Ghana
"There have been many stories of how crowdsourcing rescued many from challenges. But it is more exciting when a negative and hilarious meme is turned into a good tale..."
South African President Zuma Fights for Political Career After Corruption Report
"If Zuma is still president after this ordeal, we're a spineless joke of a constitutional democracy,” said one Twitter user in South Africa.
Ethiopia's Candidate to Lead the World Health Organization Contracts Foot-in-Mouth Disease
Ethiopia's candidate for Director-General of World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom, shocked many observers when he displayed a complete lack of knowledge about global health strategies during a recent forum.