Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa

30 March 2018

Netizen Report: Ethiopia Arrests Leading Journalists and Activists in ‘State of Emergency’

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

23 February 2018

One Country, Two Leaders and Four Censored TV Channels: Kenya's Political Crisis Takes a Toll on Human Rights

The illusion of an independent Kenyan media that is free from state interference has evaporated.

6 February 2018

Kenyan TV Networks Censored for Airing Symbolic ‘Swearing In’ of Opposition Leader Raila Odinga

When Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga was symbolically—if not legally—sworn in as the "people's president" on January 30, three major broadcasting networks were unplugged by the Government of Kenya.

2 February 2018

Gambian University Instructor Detained for Newspaper Interview, Then Released

"We voted for a change of SYSTEM. NOT JUST a President."

Netizen Report: The Rising Cost of Cameroon's Internet Shutdowns

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

20 January 2018

Leaked Documents Show That Ethiopia’s Ruling Elites Are Hiring Social Media Trolls (And Watching Porn)

The leaks include a list of individuals who appear to have been paid to promote the ruling coalition on social media.

5 January 2018

What Happens at Maekelawi? Tales of Torture from an Ethiopian Detention Center Slated for Closure

"It turns out that the anguish of Ethiopian prisoners, something that appeared to be so distant in memory, is not that far off after all."

18 December 2017

#FreeNganang: Cameroonian Writer Patrice Nganang Detained in a Maximum Security Prison in Yaoundé

Cameroon needs intellectuals resolutely committed to the service of the people, the oppressed. Those who sacrifice their times, their energy, their money, their families, their children, to build change.

3 November 2017

Data and Democracy: What Role Did Cambridge Analytica Play in Kenya's Elections?

The data analysis company that helped Donald Trump's campaign claim victory in the US is working with Kenya's ruling party.

7 September 2017

Netizen Report: Togo Government Shuts Down Internet and SMS as Protests Escalate

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.