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Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa

4 May 2016

What Is #TheAfricaWeWant? One That's Prosperous, United and Fair, for Starters

"#TheAfricaWeWant is one of Solidarity & Sisterhood, Beauty & Brotherhood, Unity but not uniformity. Where multiplicity of voices strengthen"

3 May 2016

Something Unprecedented Is Happening in The Gambia and You Probably Have No Idea

Last month witnessed an unprecedented uprising in the tiny West African nation of The Gambia. The protests haven't garnered much attention internationally, but Global Voices has been watching.

2 May 2016

‘I Was Forced to Drink My Own Urine’: ‘Freedom’ For Netizens After 647 Days Locked Up, But Not For All

Global Voices Advocacy

Ethiopia's Federal High Court acquits two men who spent more than 600 days incarcerated on terrorism charges that critics allege were politically motivated. A third man was not so lucky.

29 April 2016

South Sudan Is a Dangerous Place to Work as a Journalist

"South Sudan: 7 journalists killed in 2015. No killers brought to justice. No explanation from government."

South Africa Bans Several Sports Bodies From Hosting Global Events Over Lack of Diversity

"The ban on hosting global sporting events is another nail in the coffin for economic development and job creation."

28 April 2016

Five Cameroonian Data Journalists Take Stock of Paul Biya's 33 Governments

A data journalism project sheds light on all 33 different governing bodies during the Paul Biya administration in Cameroon.

The Fight to Control the Narrative in Burundi's Crisis

Government critics are rejected as plotting or linked to insurgency, while government supporters and security services employees become collectively associated with authorities' repressive tactics.

24 April 2016

Cheers and Jeers as Ugandan Female Researcher Undresses to Get Her Office Back

"Our society really needs to stop objectifying women!We need to understand them through the lens of intellectualism not sexism.#RotAtMISR"

23 April 2016

Pressure Mounts on Gambia’s President Over Worsening Human Rights Situation

Unhappiness at President Jammeh's 22-year rule is growing every day and the opposition is under huge pressure.

22 April 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Priorities, Anyone?

This week we take you to China, Mexico, Jamaica, Macedonia and Uganda, where we speak to Prudence Nyamishana who tells us why Ugandans are peeved at their government's priorities.

#NakedProtest Draws Attention to Rape Culture at South Africa's Rhodes University

"why does a woman willingly showing her skin offend you, but violence committed against her doesn't? #nakedprotest"

21 April 2016

What If African Media Reported US Elections Like Western Media Report on Africa?

"Pressure is mounting on the Obama regime to allow international observers and peacekeepers after tribal violence marred election campaigns in the troubled north American nation."

Netizen Report: That Time When the Internet in Ecuador Died

Global Voices Advocacy

Ecuador weathers a sudden mass Internet outage, insulting Tanzania's president proves costly, Twitter gets settled unsettlingly in China, and more.

17 April 2016

Tanzania's Cybercrime Act Makes It Dangerous to “Insult” the President on Facebook

Global Voices Advocacy

Tanzanian netizen Isaac Habakuk Emily is accused of posting a controversial Facebook message "insulting" the president of Tanzania.

16 April 2016

Think You Know The Somali People? Think Again!

"The Somali people live to tell powerful stories, not only of loss and suffering, but also of hope and great resourcefulness."

Ugandans Blast Government's Porn Detector Priorities After the Country's Only Radiotherapy Machine Breaks

"That 2.6bn for the pornography machine, maybe could buy a bloody cancer machine. Lokodo, that's the ethical thing to do."

15 April 2016

Online Voting in Progress for the Kenyan Blog Awards 2016

The Kenyan Blog Awards recognises and awards exceptional Kenyan bloggers.

Taiwanese Travelers Are Wary After China Flexes Its Long Arm in Kenya

"This incident is terrifying...We could be deported to China if the Chinese government claims that we violated Chinese law (even though we didn't violate any law in the third country)."

9 April 2016

Meet Three Artists Painting the Streets of Kenya, South Africa and Tunisia

Artists Falko One, Wisetwo and Vajo are working to get Africa's graffiti community more visibility.

This is How Africa Tweeted in 2015

Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia, Burundi and Egypt were the most active in political conversations on Twitter.

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