Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from January, 2019
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Amid civil unrest, internet shutdowns are making Zimbabwe's economic crisis worse
"It's not the fuel price increases, it's not the looming hunger. The most scary thing is that these guys in government are convinced that they are doing a good job."
Uganda deports three senior telecom employees citing espionage
The police stated that at least two telecom employees used their offices to access information and tap calls which compromised national security. A third was accused of supporting the opposition.
Guinea has struggled under President Condé, but Russia backs his quest for a third term
"The question of political succession is a question of sovereignty. And sovereignty belongs to the people. It is not part of an ambassador's role to dictate Guinea's fate."
Nigeria's retired military generals battle for influence in 2019 presidential elections
Olusegun Obasanjo, former military head of state and later Nigeria’s democratically elected president, has consistently criticized successive governments in Nigeria.
How will propaganda shape Nigeria's 2019 presidential elections?
"Propaganda may help you win elections but [it] can’t help you govern," said former Nigerian President Jonathan Goodluck about recent campaign tactics.
Old age, hate speech, press freedom: Critical issues in Nigeria's 2019 presidential elections
Amid the cacophony of Nigeria's electoral campaigns — both online and offline — here are the key issues that may get lost in the noise in this year's elections.
Nigerien man stranded at Ethiopian airport for months
"I slept on the chairs, sometimes I slept in the mosque, I didn’t take shower for two months because [the] airport [has] no place for a shower."
Meet Nigeria's presidential candidates of 2019
The race is on for Aso Rock — the seat of Nigeria's presidency. Meet the 2019 presidential candidates.
Introducing DigiGlot, a newsletter about languages and tech
This is the first publication of DigiGlot,a biweekly collaborative newsletter examining how indigenous, minority, and endangered language communities are adopting and adapting technology for their own needs.
Netizen Report: Zimbabwe’s internet goes dark amid protests, nationwide strike
The update from Zimbabwe, plus: China fines VPN users, Cuba is censoring SMS messages and Iranian officials plan to block Instagram.
Is the Nigerian government gagging the judiciary ahead of presidential elections in February?
"Under Buhari, the press has been silenced. The labour and trade unions, silenced. The civil society organisations, silenced. Public intellectuals, silenced. The judiciary, silenced."
Before it was banned, this Facebook profile urged young people to join violent attack group in northern Mozambique
Since October 2017, an unknown armed group has been terrorizing the north of Mozambique with attacks that have left over 200 dead and many villages destroyed.