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Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa

5 April 2016

Zambian Deputy Minister Attacks Bank Employee Over Facebook Comment

Global Voices Advocacy

The Deputy Minister’s visit reportedly was marked with obnoxious name calling, threats and shouts that shocked clients and security personnel at the bank.

4 April 2016

South Africa's Court Orders President Zuma to Pay Back Public Funds

South Africa's Constitutional Court rules that President Jacob Zuma violated the constitution when he refused to pay back public funds as recommended by the country's public protector.

1 April 2016

Let's Not Forget Nuno Dala, the Imprisoned Angolan Activist Now 3 Weeks Into a Hunger Strike

Nuno Dala, who's been on hunger strike for 22 days, is one of 17 activists, sentenced to prison for plotting a rebellion. A diabetic, Dala's health is in jeopardy.

31 March 2016

What's Happening in South African Politics? Just Follow the Hashtag

Learn about eight hashtags that help facilitate political debate and even organize protests in South Africa.

30 March 2016

Netizen Report: Ethiopia’s Zone9 Bloggers Go Back to Court

Global Voices Advocacy

Chinese dissidents’ families torn apart over party controversy, courts in Morocco and Ethiopia drag out trials against advocates, and Russian tech moguls launch a new center for monitoring "information attacks".

28 March 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Elephant in the Room

In this edition we take you to Somalia, Japan, China, Pakistan and Cuba.

24 March 2016

How Many More Bombings Targeting Tourists Before West Africa Develops a Regional Strategy?

The Bridge

"The danger is not as far away as we may think. . . . And attacks have little to do with internal peace or relations between religious groups."

23 March 2016

Netizen Report: Congo Shuts Down All Communications on Election Day

Global Voices Advocacy

Bahrain court slams social media satirist in absentia, circumvention tools take another hit in Russia, and Facebook is off the hate speech hook in Germany (at least for now).

#TrollCabal Redefines Trolling on Nigerian Twitter

#TrollCabal "provides a counter narrative that is non-violent and at the same time humorous," explains member Nwachukwu Egbunike.

20 March 2016

A Side-by-Side Look at Prison Life in France and Madagascar

The life of prisoners in Madagascar and France.

Is Exposing Corruption Becoming a Crime in Botswana?

Does it matter how journalists get hold of public information to expose corruption?

18 March 2016

Nigerian Police Beat Up Yomi Olomofe, Who Was Assaulted Last Year Over His Corruption Reporting

"Arresting magazine publisher Yomi Olomofe for beating the men he says beat him to a pulp is nothing short of obscene."

Why One Elephant's Long Walk Is a Hopeful Sign for War-Torn Somalia

"Miracles happen, now we must keep an eye on this elephant, and the Somalis should be encouraged toward conservation and not killing."

17 March 2016

Moroccans Rally for Unity, While Sahrawis Push for Independence After Ban Ki-Moon’s ‘Occupied’ Remark

"When will you be relieved from your prolonged pain? Oh, my homeland. Peace be upon you"

16 March 2016

Netizen Report: Uganda and Nigeria Seek Stricter Controls for Social Media

Global Voices Advocacy

Thuggery runs rampant in the MENA region, Chile bans spy balloons and Google gears up to expand implementation of the "Right to Be Forgotten."

12 March 2016

A Nigerian Start-Up Is Creating a New World of African Superheroes

Unlike Marvel's Storm character from its X-Men series and Black Panther, who both hail from the fictional country of Wakanda in Africa, Jide Martin’s characters are truly African-born.

Ex-South African President Mbeki Still Has His ‘Bizarre’ Beliefs on HIV and AIDS

Mbeki received criticism for a letter he wrote denying that he had ever said 'HIV does not cause AIDS'. "What I said is that 'a virus cannot cause a syndrome'."

8 March 2016

South Sudan’s ‘Divide and Conquer’ Political Approach Heightens Tribal Tensions

South Sudanese president is accused creating new 28 states along ethnic lines, a move considered to be a recipe for internal conflict.

5 March 2016

Poet and Activist Hanitr’Ony Discusses the Malagasy Language and Culture in a Changing World

An informal chat with the poet Hanitr'Ony on the Malagasy language and culture.

A Look at How Well Ghana's Media Houses Are Using Social Media

A Ghanaian non-profit, Penplusbytes, has released the first Social Media Index Report on Ghana's media sector.

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