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Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa

22 December 2014

Democratic Republic of Congo's Dr. Mukwege: ‘How Can One Stay Silent’ in the Face of Sexual Violence?

Dr. Denis Mukwege moved some European parliament members to tears with his speech accepting the 2014 Sakharov Award on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

21 December 2014

Learn Something Surprising About Africa, Courtesy of ‘Africa Facts Zone’

Isima Odeh, a 17-year-old Nigerian student, uses Twitter and Facebook to give people refreshing facts about Africa and Africans.

17 December 2014

OjoVoz App Helps Underrepresented Communities Go Digital With Their Storytelling

Rising Voices

OjoVoz is an Android mobile app that allows underrepresented communities to collaboratively share digital stories through images and sound.

8 December 2014

Ugandan Singer Faces Possible Arrest Under Anti-Pornography Law After Boyfriend Leaks Nude Photos

Desire Luzinda, a popular Ugandan musician, was questioned for over eight hours by police after she found herself the victim of "revenge porn."

21 November 2014

Burkina Faso Is Taking Steps Toward Democracy (and Africans Are Taking Note)

Since the ousting of President Blaise Compaoré, who held power for 27 years, ex-diplomat Michel Kafando was chosen by consensus to lead the transitional period until the next elections.

18 November 2014

Ugandans Launch Hashtag Campaign Against Telecom Giant

Ugandans have grumbled for years about MTN's lousy service, but some Twitter users finally decided earlier this month to pool their influence and launch a consumer-rights hashtag campaign.

17 November 2014

Stencil Art ‘Terrorises the Powers That Be’ in South Africa

Tokolos-Stencil, a radical anonymous art collective, uses disruptive art to call attention to the deadly Marikana mine massacre, inequality and South Africa's apartheid past.

10 November 2014

First Global Voices Meetup in Accra, Ghana

Global Voices Meetup in Ghana is scheduled for November 15 in Accra. The Meetup will be an opportunity for those working in the field of citizen media to share experiences.

Burkina Faso Activists Confront a Potential Coup After President's Departure

Confusion in Burkina Faso about what will happen after a popular revolution expelled President Compaoré.

8 November 2014

People in Madagascar Are Fed Up With Power Cuts Leaving Them in the Dark

Madagascar's electricity company is facing major challenges to provide power for the whole country. Malagasy Internet users delve into the many issues with electricity provision and their causes.

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