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Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa
13 July 2015
Supporters of the Zone9 blogging collective are expressing both joy and bitterness at the release of some -- but not all -- of the bloggers from prison last week.
29 June 2015
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
Despite recent elections that swept the one opposition member from parliament, US President Barack Obama is planning a visit to Ethiopia.
18 June 2015
Controversial Kenyan blogger Bogonko Bosire went missing two years ago. Kenyans have revived his search with the hashtag #WhereIsBogonkoBosire.
15 June 2015
Arbitrary Arrests, Cybercrime, and Mass Mobile Adoption: Monitoring Digital Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa
Global Voices speaks to Tom Rhodes, the East Africa representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists, about the state of freedom of expression online in Sub-Saharan Africa.
12 June 2015
Robert Shaka, a Ugandan IT specialist, is in jail for allegedly running the controversial TVO-Uganda Facebook page. But multiple sources, including TVO-Uganda, say Shaka has been wrongly accused.
17 April 2015
Leading opponents of the legislation from civil society say they will take the government to court if the president signs the bill into law.
22 February 2015
The US government has issued a general license amending sanctions on Sudan to allow the export of certain personal communications technologies.
20 November 2014
As they increasingly use digital advocacy and communication tools to do their work, environmental rights defenders in Africa have become more and more vulnerable to cyber-attacks and online harassment.
13 November 2014
Jaw was released as students planned mass demonstrations to demand his freedom. The arrest of the young blogger and activist attracted substantial condemnation on social media.