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Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa

1 July 2015

Africa Celebrates Renowned Scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as Mauritius’ First Female President

Maurtius' parliament confirmed Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, a world-renowned biodiversity scientist, as the country's first female president.

29 June 2015

Can Social Media Create a Lasting Impact in Uganda?

"It beats my understanding when I sometimes visit the IT ministry website and it is down. I don’t get it."

26 June 2015

Abel Wabela: “To Fight Bystander Apathy…This is My Mission as a Human”

Global Voices Advocacy

"Warnings, intimidations, arrest and torture have not stopped me from exercising my free speech rights," says Abel Wabela, one of Ethiopia's Zone9 bloggers who have been jailed since April 2014.

25 June 2015

God Sets Term Limits, Not the Constitution, Says Longtime Gambian President Jammeh

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh opposes presidential term limits. He believes God decides term limits and if God is willing, he may rule The Gambia for "one billion years."

Take a Look at the Africa the Media Never Shows You

Western media tends to portray Africa as a dark, hopeless place. African Twitter users have rallied under the hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou to prove that's not true.

24 June 2015

Why Is the Internet So Much Slower and More Expensive in Mali Than in Senegal or Côte d'Ivoire?

Compared to other countries in West Africa, Mali has low Internet speeds and high prices. A Malian civic group has launched a campaign to change this.

23 June 2015

An Official White House Visit to Ethiopia? Africans Tell Obama ‘Don't Do It!’

Global Voices Advocacy

Despite recent elections that swept the one opposition member from parliament, US President Barack Obama is planning a visit to Ethiopia.

21 June 2015

Humorous #BeingGhanaianHasTaughtMe Trends in Ghana

"#BeingGhanaianHasTaughtMe to look both left & right before crossing a one-way road."

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