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Abdoulaye Bah

Guinean born and Italian citizen, now retired from the UN, curates an online forum for “Association des victimes du Camp Boiro” for the 50 000 innocent Guinean and foreigners, victims of dictator Sékou Touré. Also a volunteer translator for Global Voices en français. Spoken languages: French, Italian, English, Spanish, Serb/Croatian, German, Fulani (mother tongue).

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28 November 2016

Facebook’s Controversial ‘Free Basics’ Project Spreads to 47 Countries

Free Basics is a collaboration between Facebook and mobile providers that allows access for free but limited access to internet.

22 November 2016

South Africa's Youngest Novelist, 7-year-old Michelle Nkamankeng, Wants to Inspire Others

Michelle Nkamankeng, 7, has taken the internet and the literary world by storm with her first book in a series of four, "Waiting for the Waves".

8 November 2016

‘In Our World, You're Either Born With the Right Passport or Not’

Amélie Jacques, a French blogger, reacts to the current situation with refugees in Calais, France.

31 October 2016

Timbuktu, Where There's ‘Justice for Monuments, but Not for Victims of Rape’

"In Mali, rape is a taboo subject. The victims’ lips are sealed by society’s gaze."

18 September 2016

Why Do So Many Eritreans Risk Their Lives Fleeing the Country?

"Eritrea is an authoritarian state. There is no independent justice system, no parliament, no democratic institutions to speak of. "

29 August 2016

Death Penalty Still Looms for Mauritanian Blogger Who Spoke Out Against Caste-Based Discrimination

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"This sentence signifies a step backwards in terms of tolerance and shows just how much issues of cast, religion, slavery and therefore democracy are taboos in Mauritania."

17 August 2016

It's ‘No Mean Feat’ Being a Female Human Rights Activist in Timbuktu, Says Psychologist Fatoumata Harber

"We’ve got to make people aware of the reality: that the majority of people living in northern Mali are not in any way connected to these armed groups..."

22 July 2016

Mauritanian Authorities Once Again Go After Anti-Slavery Activists

"Many work without rest, without wages for their master's benefit. They do not have the right to education, to freedom of movement, to travel or marry, without their owner's consent."

6 July 2016

An Ivorian Professor Helps a Student Focus on Class by Carrying Her Baby on His Back

"I think that what a teacher does to create social links with their students is just as important as the content of their classes."

27 June 2016

One of the World’s Most Welcoming Asylum Countries Is (Wait for It) Uganda

Uganda, surrounded by areas of instability and war, has admitted roughly 700,000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi, and Congo.

10 June 2016

Women Are Speaking Up About the Sexual Harassment They've Experienced in French Politics

"...when it happens, you don't know how to react. You're stunned. Frozen. Do you give him a slap? Everyone is looking at you. Why are you not laughing?"

7 June 2016

A Glimpse Into the First African Bloggers and Vloggers’ Festival in Dakar, Senegal

For two days, 36 of the best bloggers and vloggers in Africa, along with selected players on the African digital scene, presented their talents and know-how.

20 May 2016

Creating a Space for Guinea's National Languages on the Internet

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"We must not make anyone feel marginalised because they have little or no understanding of the French language."

11 February 2016

The Ugliness of Counterterrorism at France’s Borders

A Guinean blogger shares her experience at the hands of French border police.

28 January 2016

‘Don't You Touch My Sister': Guinean Citizens Rally Against Rape

Guinean citizens took to the streets and online forums to raise awareness of sexual violence in Guinea.

2 December 2015

Furious Customers in Mali Call for a Boycott of Telecom Giant Orange

"Orange has been ripping us off for years...Enough is enough. It must stop."

25 November 2015

The Place to Be for African Web Activism Will Be Dakar, Senegal From November 26-28

On November 26, Senegalese and Guinean bloggers will launch a league of African bloggers and cyber-activists in Dakar known as Africtivistes.

13 October 2015

Democratic Republic of Congo Bans Film on Renowned Doctor Who Treats Rape Survivors

The film "The Man Who Mends Women: The Wrath of Hippocrates” documents the work of Dr. Denis Mukwege, who specializes in the treatment of women who have been gang-raped.

6 October 2015

Guineans Want Their Presidential Candidates to Run on Policy, Not Ethnicity

But not all the candidates are being transparent about their policies. GuinéeVote, a new platform that allows users to compare the presidential hopefuls' plans, only has three candidates' programs incorporated.

20 September 2015

Guinean Bloggers Battle the Digital Divide and Threats to Free Speech

Abdoulaye Bah reports Guinea's second blogcamp on how local bloggers are building the online community and opposing restrictions on free speech imposed before the elections.

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