Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from August, 2017
Is Cameroonian Journalist Ahmed Abba’s Imprisonment Because of Security, or Is It an Attack on the Press?
"This is an attack on the press. It's as if they want to criminalize journalism as an occupation in Cameroon. All they're accusing Ahmed Abba of is being a professional."
Police maintained their intention was "to neutralize" the men, who died in a shootout. Some Mozambicans were quick to say police shouldn't be in the business of killing people.
On 23 August, more than 9 million Angolans were called to elect the new president.
President Muhammadu Buhari finally returned after three months in the UK on medical vacation, and his first public address flagged online comments that "question[ed] our collective existence as a nation."
For several days now, bulldozers have been demolishing houses in Démoudoula, Conakry, leaving men, women and children on the streets.
Normally crowded streets and shops were empty as Oromos stayed home from work.
Tanzania is blessed with countless stories and young people who are craving to tell them. But they need their compatriots' support in order to succeed.
"We need to open up a space to talk more about sex, and then artists like me want to open that up even more, to talk about queerness."
"Every time, they come to kill our brothers. Those are two restaurants beloved of Burkinabe that have been targeted."
President John Magufuli has chastised NGOs in Tanzania for encouraging teenage mothers to go back to school, stating that they were leading to a state of "moral decay" in Tanzania.
"Disgraceful! Taobao should put an end to these shops and investigate vendors for false advertising and malicious anti-black racism!"
The T-shaped device captures the CO2-containing heavy substances from the fumes via an affinity-based chemical assay that binds CO2 particles.
"This movie is horrible and unreasonable, a dream of idiotic patriotism."
This year’s campaign has made history as the most affected by the spread of fake news, a recent study showed.
"We are the first to propose a museum about slavery in Guinea, and to include the story of the slaves in South Carolina," says the filmmaker.
"...All of us complain of malpractice and electoral irregularities, so it is necessary that everybody acts as election monitors and remains alert."
The recognition forces Brazil to acknowledge a period of its history that it still struggles to fully confront.
"The fear of challenging leaders who cling to power is, for some Africans, rooted in anxiety about alternatives—alternatives which remain unknown because they are never allowed to emerge and develop."
"There are practically no non-corrupt officials. Those arrested are corrupt, and most of the top officials who are leading the anti-corruption campaigns are also corrupt."
While some tweets on the Nyahururu hailstorm were of excitement, there are those who did not see the joke, especially when it came to the implications of the incident.