Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa

14 September 2018

Netizen Report: Internet taxes are sweeping sub-Saharan Africa — and silencing citizens

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

31 August 2018

Netizen Report: It’s not just Myanmar — ethnic hate speech runs rampant on social media in Cameroon, India

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

30 August 2018

In Mozambique, new licensing fees have raised the cost of doing journalism — and may threaten media freedom

The fees were described by Mozambican online newspaper @Verdade as "astronomical".

17 August 2018

Netizen Report: Elections in Mali marred by militant violence — and internet shutdowns

Bangladeshi students go quiet as police pursue online accounts, Brazil gets a new data protection law and Facebook is still floundering in Myanmar.

6 August 2018

Landmark ruling in Angola acquits journalist Rafael Marques of all charges

While Marques had been brought to court on previous occasions, this was the first time he was formally acquitted.

1 August 2018

Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic

Three Russian journalists were killed today in Central African Republic, at a checkpoint outside the country’s capital Bangui.

27 July 2018

Netizen Report: Russia and Sudan join the ranks of countries looking to outlaw ‘fake news’

On the heels of recent legislation in Malaysia, Philippines, Brazil and France, the latest draft laws on “fake news” come from Sudan and Russia.

25 July 2018

Ghanaians challenge their government over a telco monitoring program, claiming privacy violations

Petitioners say the system will monitor more than just revenues, warning that it will allow for easy government snooping on calls and messages.

19 July 2018

Activist Naïm Touré sentenced to prison over Facebook post in Burkina Faso

"Freedom of expression is a constitutional right in our country; free NAÏM TOURÉ"

Access denied: How Uganda’s social media tax is turning news and information into luxury goods

For Uganda’s poorest residents, the new tax raises internet connection costs by 10%.