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Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa

17 April 2015

Tanzania's Cyber Crime Bill Gives More Power to Police, Less to People

Global Voices Advocacy

Leading opponents of the legislation from civil society say they will take the government to court if the president signs the bill into law.

16 April 2015

Is South Africa Off Limits to Other Africans?

South Africa has witnessed xenophobic attacks involving beatings, killings, and burning and looting shops and property owned by foreigners. Five people have been killed, including a 14-year-old boy.

12 April 2015

For Ebola Patients in Liberia, a Way to See the Faces of Those Helping

Imagine being in a hospital with a deadly illness and you can't see the faces of the people caring for you. That's what Mary Beth Heffernan has tried to change.

10 April 2015

KaiKai News Trains Young Sierra Leoneans to Make Documentaries

Rising Voices

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

9 April 2015

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.

8 April 2015

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.

7 April 2015

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."

6 April 2015

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.

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