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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?
Global Voices seeks an editor to lead our Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa coverage
Are you a writer and editor with a deep understanding of and curiosity about all facets of Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa? Apply to be our Regional Editor for Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa!
Meet the African women athletes making an impact in international basketball leagues
Odada joins a bevy of other African basketball players who are making an impact in the American-based professional league for women.
Senegal inches closer to grabbing Africa’s football trophy
Senegal is within touching distance to claiming their first continental football championship trophy. Could this be their year at last?
Khaby Lame exposes Italy’s citizenship flaws and the plight of Black content creators on TikTok
Lame’s rise to stardom comes at a time when, for every Black TikTok sensation like him, there are several white influencers on the app that are making far more money.
Africa adrift, and awaiting Nigeria’s leadership?
African countries need a synergy for peace and development of the continent, without external interference. The Nigeria-led intervention in The Gambia is an example of how this can be achieved.
The fight against fake news: A restrictive policy for online freedom of expression in Senegal
In Senegal, the government’s attempts to control fake news raises questions about how to fight against it without infringing on rights and freedoms — particularly online freedom of expression.
Toward a cyberfeminist future: A new study centers African women as protagonists online
Over 3,000 women from Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, and South Africa, were interviewed about their "perceptions of digital safety" and online gender-based violence in a new, large-scale study by Pollicy.
African Union turns to biosurveillance tech to curb COVID-19
PanaBIOS, an African Union-backed biosurveillance technology, can track the spread of COVID-19 and connect testing centers across the continent.
‘Wiki Loves Africa’ 2020 features images of a continent on the move
"Wiki Loves Africa," encourages people to contribute Africa-relevant media to Wikimedia annually around a particular theme to fundamentally change how people both within and outside Africa see the continent.
Liberian fishing communities stand up to Chinese supertrawlers
Liberian fishing communities are threatened by Chinese supertrawlers capable of catching about twice the nation’s sustainable catch — potentially decimating vital fish stocks in just a few years.
Taking down statues: France confronts its colonial and slave trade past
Amid global action against racism, France has been divided for several weeks over what to do about statues of historical figures that are connected to slavery and colonialism.
Who fact checks online disinformation in West Africa’s Bambara language?
Kpénahi Traoré, a language activist and journalist, battles the online dissemination of false information in Bambara, one of West Africa’s most widely spoken minority languages.
COVID-19 in Africa: ‘Unprecedented levels of mobilization’ as nations brace for pandemic
With at least 19 African countries facing COVID-19, several African governments have taken critical steps toward managing the outbreak, including travel restrictions, health screenings, rapid testing and social distancing measures.
8 West African countries rename currency in historic break from France — but colonial-era debts persist
Changing the CFA franc to "Eco" does not change the fact that many West African countries are still locked in a legacy of debt to France in its colonial-era deposit system.
Concerns over United States President Trump's Latest Controversial Foreign Policies Loom Large in Africa
"This is not a very diplomatic strategy. Then again, it is coming from a man whose vision and politics are limited by his lack of awareness about the outside world."
The 1944 Thiaroye Massacre in Senegal, a Shameful Episode of the French Colonial Period in Africa
"In 1944, African soldiers, liberators of France, were massacred by... France itself. These African servicemen had committed only one crime: that of being African."
Could Professional Sports Boost Economic Development in Africa?
"Of course, sports alone cannot lift a country out of poverty. But they can help inspire social change."
Where to Find the Best African Food in Paris, According to the African Diaspora
Global Voices reviews of the best African restaurants in the Paris region, tried and tested by natives, as well as those discovering African food for the first time.
CNN Reignites the Great West African Jollof Rice War During Visit to Nigeria
Cries of indignation rang out all over Nigeria after a CNN journalist put the country's information minister in a tight spot with a provocative question about a popular dish.
The Struggle to End Female Genital Mutilation in Africa
"If I had previously known what I know today, I would never have circumcised a single woman. We have caused much suffering to many daughters and wives."