Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from March, 2023
Interview: Behind the scenes of Netflix/UNESCO's African Folktales Reimagined
Global Voices spoke with juror and mentor Femi Odugbemi about his role in this project, working with his mentee, and the significance of the project to Africa’s film industry.
Civil society organisations fight for the right of association in Mozambique
Civil society organisations in Mozambique have set up a protest movement called "In defence of the right to Freedom of Association in Mozambique."
Global Voices seeks an Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Editor
Global Voices is hiring a Regional Editor for Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa.
Tanzania’s President Suluhu’s attendance at opposition's event signals the start of cordial relations
Currently, Suluhu has embarked on a path to a series of reforms with a sharp focus on judiciary reforms and legal reforms and will be hosting U.S Vice President Kamala Harris later this year.
Benin national park becomes insurgent group safe haven
Although once spared, Benin is now bearing the brunt of the Jihadist terrorism infiltrating from the north and using a national park as its base.
Global Voices seeks a Social Media Global Fellow for Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa
Global Voices seeks a Social Media Global Fellow for Francophone Africa to engage with audiences and create attractive content.
How young people around the world experience AI, in their own words
“AI is more present in our daily lives than we think, and that policymakers should’ve acted to regulate the industry from very early on.”
The devastating effects of climate change and mining on two rivers in Ivory Coast and Mali
The negative effects of climate change and mining activities on the Sassandra and Niger rivers are drastically changing the daily lives of nearby communities
Burkina Faso changes tactics in its fight against Jihadist attacks
Burkina Faso seems to be trying out a new strategy of inviting Russia to take France's place as regional peacekeepers and calling on local volunteers to defend the country.
Kenya-China relations strained as new government grapples with a debt crisis
A dispute over a Chinese store is now at the heart of a simmering strained relationship as Kenya struggles to restructure its Chinese debt.
Women gain foothold in Africa's political landscape
Until now, 12 women have either served or are serving as the head of state in Africa. Although women are still a minority in politics, this is ultimately a paradigm shift.
Using AI to ‘decolonise’ language
We need to find a new language, new narratives, a new world view and the tools to create the words to overcome the “grand humanitarian narrative.” Can technology help?
Reports on COVID fund management show scale of corruption in Africa
The misappropriation of Covid response funds was identified in management reports, thus angering the civil society in Togo and Senegal alike.
Arm-wrestling match in Senegal: President Macky Sall and opponent Ousmane Sonko go head-to-head in the presidential elections
Will Senegal, the democratic model for West Africa, suffer the effects of 'third term syndrome' if President Macky Sall stands again after gagging the opposition?