Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from February, 2017
"If someone jumps a leg over you, you won't grow tall unless they unjump you"
Kenyans don't go to the polls until Aug. 8, but election fever is already gripping the country. On Twitter, one trending hashtag is #NotWithMyVote.
The Kenyan Blog Awards is now taking submissions for this year's ceremony. The call for nominations runs until March 10. Bloggers and fans can submit nominations in several different categories.
South Africa is currently in the midst of another wave of attacks against African immigrants, with crowds shouting xenophobic slogans and looting and burning down businesses and homes.
Critics say Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has engineered a police crackdown in Angola on an international private school.
"#ThingsDineoShouldTakeWithHer...Corrupt politicians, sure we'll lose 10% of our population but it'll be worth it."
As social manipulation abounds on Twitter, Venezuela blocks more news websites, and Facebook heads to France to fight fake news.
"Kenyans are suffering with this drought and all we are asked to do is dab #DabOfShame"
As allegations of social media manipulation surfaced, seven Kenyan Doctor’s Union officials were jailed for failing to call off an ongoing strike.
Cameroon's Internet regional shutdown enters its third week, Ukraine prosecutes two men for "separatist" speech on Vkontakte and Algerian lawyers are told to stop using social media.
"The crisis is so big, hunger is so bad, illness is so bad that people die like chickens."
Many reporters and activists have fled the country, and some are even missing.
"#BeyondZero would be trying to raise the same resources that Drs went on strike for lack of? Counterintuitive and illogical much?"
"51 days in! How did we let it reach this point!? We deserve and demand better healthcare! That's just it!"
"Technology offers the best form of creative approach to preserving native languages. It aids the process of documentation, collaboration between language experts, offers a wide array of distribution medium etc."