Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa
11 January 2016
"To keep him busy I used to give him some plastic items and ask him to assemble them. I guess that’s how all these wonderful inventions began."
10 January 2016
"Wefarm is a Wikipedia for farmers, or as its founder describes it, 'Internet for people without Internet.'"
An overview of lead candidates ahead of the elections in April in Benin.
6 January 2016
Since student protests erupted in Ethiopia last November, mobile phone videos have offered a glimpse of the government's deadly crackdown on demonstrators.
5 January 2016
As government threatens and arrests Oromo artists while booting them off the airwaves, growing numbers are turning to the internet as their only avenue for self-expression.
30 December 2015
"I would not wish such a nightmare on my worst enemy. The Malagasy population feels completely helpless in the face of this wave of children kidnapping."
After 98% of Rwandans voted to change the constitution to allow President Kagama to run for a third term in 2017, some hit back at Western criticism of the results.
Global Voices’ community-driven newsroom worked hard this year to build understanding across borders. Take a look back at some of the people and places we learned about in 2015.
We asked our editors, authors and translators from around the world which stories published on our site in 2015 were their favorites. Here's what they said.
29 December 2015
"If the regime thinks it can cut our audience off from receiving OMN news and programs, they are too dumb to understand what we are made of."
After President Jammeh announced an executive ban on the practice hardly a month ago, lawmakers made good on the sentiment.
28 December 2015
The following seven stories received the most attention from audiences and also received hundreds of shares, likes and comments on social media and our site.
26 December 2015
24 December 2015
In 2015, Turkey blocked 166 websites for publishing one controversial image, Thai activists knocked 5 government websites offline in a virtual "sit-in", and Mexico spent $6.3 million on surveillance software.
22 December 2015
“This El Niño and human-induced climate change may interact and modify each other in ways which we have never before experienced. El Niño is turning up the heat even further.”
20 December 2015
Women in Kenya often don't go for prenatal visits, but now there's one way to get them to the clinic: sweet potatoes they grow for their families and to sell.
19 December 2015
Women are making money growing aloe, and selling the leaves to the British cosmetics company Lush. They’re also harvesting honey, growing food and raising goats. It’s a sustainable ecosystem.