Featured stories about Sub-Saharan Africa
Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa
17 May 2016
The Uganda Communications Commission ordered the sites blocked for "security reasons" ahead of President Yoweri Museveni's inauguration. Authorities also blocked access to social media during elections in February.
16 May 2016
The order to intercept information was secured by military command between 2012-2014, and installed by the Chinese ZTE Corporation. Listening in on citizens is said to have begun in 2013.
11 May 2016
10 May 2016
4 May 2016
‘I Was Forced to Drink My Own Urine’: ‘Freedom’ For Netizens After 647 Days Locked Up, But Not For All
Ethiopia's Federal High Court acquits two men who spent more than 600 days incarcerated on terrorism charges that critics allege were politically motivated. A third man was not so lucky.
21 April 2016
Ecuador weathers a sudden mass Internet outage, insulting Tanzania's president proves costly, Twitter gets settled unsettlingly in China, and more.
18 April 2016
Tanzanian netizen Isaac Habakuk Emily is accused of posting a controversial Facebook message "insulting" the president of Tanzania.
6 April 2016
5 April 2016
The Deputy Minister’s visit reportedly was marked with obnoxious name calling, threats and shouts that shocked clients and security personnel at the bank.
30 March 2016
Chinese dissidents’ families torn apart over party controversy, courts in Morocco and Ethiopia drag out trials against advocates, and Russian tech moguls launch a new center for monitoring "information attacks".