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· April, 2015

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from April, 2015

KaiKai News Trains Young Sierra Leoneans to Make Documentaries

KaiKai News empowers young Sierra Leoneans with documentary-making skills.

Guinea's Opposition Comes Out Swinging Before Presidential Elections

Opposition leaders met in Paris, where they accused President Alpha Condé's government of "repeated violations" of the constitution.

The Gambia Sentences Failed Coup Participants to Death, Life in Prison

Gambian soldiers who participated in a foiled coup on 30 December 2014 have been judged by a secret court. Human rights groups have expressed concern over the trials.

Nigeria's King of Lagos Threatens Igbo People to Vote His Way—or Die

" If you do what I want, Lagos will continue to be prosperous for you. If you go against my wish, you will perish in the water."

The 147 People Killed in the Garissa Attack Are More Than a Statistic

Twitter users have started using the hashtag #147notjustanumber to celebrate the memory of those slain when armed militants stormed Garissa University College.

Nigerian Netizens Already Have a #ToDoListForBuhari, the Country's President-Elect

From increased military funding to less corruption, Nigerians on Twitter are telling their president-elect want they want from his government.

After Gunmen Kill at Least 147, Where Is the World's Solidarity With Kenya?

The Charlie Hebdo attack sparked unprecedented solidarity worldwide, but Kenya's tragedy has elicited a less enthusiastic international response.

Nigerians Want ‘Magic’ from President-Elect

"The expectations are sky-high. Incredible. From what I am reading, Buhari is expected to perform nothing short of magic on Aso Rock…"

Dear CNN, Uganda Is Not Tanzania

"Sometimes it feels like @CNN are the only hardline Pan-Africanists left. They don't believe national borders or names mean anything!"

‘Artists With One Voice’ Are Using Music to Keep the Spotlight on Ebola

Ebola still remains a threat in West Africa, but media coverage is waning. A US-based collective of musicians from Cameroon, Liberia, Senegal, and the US is raising awareness of it.

#JesuisKenyan Trends in Francophone Social Media to Show Support for Garissa Victims

147 people were killed by gunmen on the campus of Garissa University in Kenya. The world and specifically the french speaking world after Charlie Hebdo, shows support to the victims

Photos and Video of Sierra Leone’s 3 Day Lock Down

Michael Duff shares eyewitness accounts of Sierra Leone's 3 day lock down that was introduced to fight ebola: Sierra Leoneans can breathe a sigh of relief today as citizens in...

Prosecutor in Terrorism Case Shot Dead in Uganda

Ugandans are in shock, following Joan Kagezi's murder on March 30 in Kiwatule, while driving home from work with her children in the car.

About our Sub-Saharan Africa coverage

Nwachukwu Egbunike is the Sub-Saharan Co-Editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

Njeri Wangari is the Sub-Saharan Africa Co-editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Dércio Tsandzana is the Lusophone (Portuguese) editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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