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Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa

28 October 2014

50 Years Later, Zambians Are Asking What Independence Day Means

While Zambians all over the world celebrated the holiday with food, the national colours, and more, some observations have raised serious questions about the country's past and future.

21 October 2014

A Just Sentence? Too Lenient? Oscar Pistorius Given 5 Years in Prison

The South African athlete's culpable murder conviction for the death of Reeva Steenkamp came on the heels of a 77-year sentence handed down to a rhino poacher in July.

Cyber Attack Downs Mozambique's @Verdade News Site on Election Day

Global Voices Advocacy

The attack began on the eve of the election and managed to bring down the site just as polls closed and votes were being counted.

20 October 2014

Chatting with Tony Iribor, Nigeria's Social-Chatter Curator

GV's Nwachukwu Egbunike catches up with Tony Iribor, who curates a new weekly production on Twitter called "Nigeria — the Twitter Round Up."

17 October 2014

Bloggers Behind Bars: Ethiopia's Zone9ers and Threats to Online Speech Across the Globe

Global Voices AdvocacyThe Bridge

Governments in a growing list of nations have recognized that modern-day connectivity can prove a lethal challenge to their legitimacy and very existence.

15 October 2014

Journal from an Ethiopian Prison: The Maekelawi Ceremony

Global Voices Advocacy

"We could not carry on surviving the hell of Maekelawi. We ended up telling our interrogators what they wanted to hear."

Journal from an Ethiopian Prison: Testimony of Befeqadu Hailu

Global Voices Advocacy

Original testimony from Befeqadu Hailu, one of four Global Voices members currently jailed in Ethiopia.

14 October 2014

Some Gambians Don't Feel Like Celebrating President Jammeh's 20 Years in Power

Gambia is going through a ten-day long celebration marking 20 years since President Yahya Jammeh overthrew a democratically elected government.

11 October 2014

Guinean Cities Keep a Strong Heart Despite Ebola Epidemic

Ostracized from the rest of the world, Guineans cope valiantly with life's daily challenges, despite the risks, the sorrows, and the suspicion from the rest of the world.

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