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Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa

12 August 2014

Can President Obama Change African Dictators’ Ways? Not Likely, Says Chadian Blogger

"The fundamental question remained: What steps can the American president take to change things around?"

10 August 2014

How the Youth Contribute to Disaster Risk Reduction

The youth are a valuable resource to use in identifying and preventing disasters.

4 Infographics on the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

4 infographics to know about the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

7 August 2014

Ugandan Court Strikes Down Anti-Gay Law on a Technicality

Members of the LGBTI community celebrated the court ruling on social media, despite homosexuality remaining illegal in Uganda.

6 August 2014

Cameroon Just Witnessed a Brutal Islamist Attack. But You Wouldn’t Know It Watching Network TV.

When the most brutal attack by the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram in Cameroon took place, citizens had to turn to foreign media and social networking sites for news.

4 August 2014

“From the [Four] Compass Points of the Earth Arises a Mighty Cry — #FreeZone9Bloggers!”

Global Voices Advocacy

From Hong Kong to Islamabad to Cairo to San Francisco, allies across the globe tweeted their support for Ethiopia's Zone9 bloggers, who have been in prison for 102 days.

1 August 2014

Weighing the War Against Boko Haram After an Attack Leaves 31 Cameroonian Elites Dead or Kidnapped

On July 27, 2014 the terrorist group Boko Haram managed to kidnap the wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister, Ahmadou Ali, and kill his family members.

31 July 2014

“The Zone 9 Bloggers Are Writing From the Outer Ring of the Prison, the Nation Itself”

Global Voices Advocacy

The charges against the bloggers give a sense of what the Ethiopian government is fighting: dissent, not terror.

#FreeZone9Bloggers: On July 31, We Tweet for Human Rights—and Human Beings

The Bridge

If convicted, they will find themselves in the company of at least eighteen other journalists who have suffered the same fate. All remain in prison today.

29 July 2014

With Doctors on Strike and Boko Haram on the Loose, Nigerians Fear an Ebola Outbreak

A Liberian man infected with Ebola has died in Lagos, a city of 21 million. Nigeria is the fourth country in the current outbreak to diagnose the disease.

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