Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from June, 2017
"They've finished eating the wild plants and are now going into the villages where there is more vegetation. They eat everything in their path. All plant life is at risk."
Isaac Maria dos Anjos, ex-governor of the Angolan provínce of Benguela, is famous for his criticisms of the ruling MPLA party.
Moral of the story so far: No one is anonymous behind his screen; don’t take everything that is said on the internet at face value.
Tanzanian Media Misrepresent the Dispute Between the Government and the World's Third Largest Gold Mining Company
The chairman of the mining company Barrick Gold said one thing, but the media said something completely different.
The Guardian's portrayal of an Italian expat as the central figure in a noble fight to save the environment from local hordes erases the complex reality of a Kenyan region.
"In 1944, African soldiers, liberators of France, were massacred by... France itself. These African servicemen had committed only one crime: that of being African."
While the federal government of Nigerians is congratulating the new MPs, some Nigerians say the government should not appropriate the electoral victory of the British-Nigerians.
"It is horrifying that most Ethiopians have not shown an interest in returning home despite risk of violence."
With Public Finances Under Strain, Mozambique’s Government Approves Purchase of Luxury Cars for Deputies
"We should not make the Assembly of the Republic a big jackpot, where the popular vote is seen as a lottery house."
“I was in complete shock to see her video that I can’t even explain. Not one human being deserves to be treated that way regardless of what they did.”
"[I would like] a nation where the people looked for honest jobs and did not have to hurt or even take the lives of others," one blogger wrote.
"Proud of Yemi Hailemariam, the wife of #AndyTsege who made it all the way to #Maidenhead to meet @theresa_may & demand for @FreeAndargachew."
They were in the US legally due to a statute offered to people from countries in crisis. Now, their crisis is deemed over, but it's not easy to return home.
"I do not believe that somebody should be rewarded like this, somebody who has at some point seriously offended the state."
"This is yet another fraud perpetrated on the Oromo people and it must be rejected."
"If I were to take you at your word, I would ask you why you insist on providing ammunition to the imperialist colonists that call us savages."
A narrative that exoticizes an African country with no attempt to understand its people tells us more about the writer than it does about the continent.
"Is there anything that regular people like us can do to protect our land? We air complaints to...the media or on social media, but no one dares to stand up."
In a Much-Criticized Display of Wealth, the Angolan President's Son Spent Half a Million Euros at a Charity Auction
"...being the son of who you are, we suspect that this money came out of the state coffers, that is to say it is our money..."
When Prudence Nandaula got a new job in Kuwait, she was thrilled. But when she arrived, her passport was taken from her — and she was given a mop.