Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa

28 October 2019

Angolan president's reforms drive positive impact on media — but limits persist

Under Angola's former regime, JES, prosecutions of activists and journalists were common. In 2017, João Lourenço (“JLO”) succeeded JES and journalists began to see reforms to press freedoms. But is it...

23 October 2019

Mozambican journalists and activists targeted with threats in election year

Human rights organizations documented several cases in which journalists and activists were threatened and subjected to pressures interfering with their work in relation to the elections.

Nigerian journalist under threat of arrest for exposé of police and prison corruption

The intimidation of journalist 'Fisayo Soyombo exemplifies the precarious state of press freedom and free speech in Nigeria.

18 October 2019

How Ethiopia's ruling coalition created a playbook for disinformation

Manipulation tactics used by Ethiopia's ruling coalition members against each other in their internal power struggle serve as a blueprint for opposition groups to attack their opponents and the government.

15 October 2019

Internet censorship in Sudan: Rethinking laws and tactics that served an authoritarian regime

Sudan's transitional authorities have taken small steps toward improving the climate for internet freedom in the country— but these remain inadequate.

Zimbabwe government continues to weaponize information online to control citizen engagement

As a former state security minister, president Mnangagwa appreciated the importance and value of disinformation in Zimbabwe’s political terrain. 

11 October 2019

Nigerian journalist Omoyele Sowore remains in jail on trumped-up charges of treason and insulting the president

Rights groups see Omoyele Sowore's continued detention and the charges filed against him as merely a criminalisation of political dissent in Nigeria. 

4 October 2019

As Sudan transitions to democracy, urgent reforms must tackle disinformation

To help counter mis-and disinformation, Sudan's transitional government needs to provide better conditions to support press freedom, freedom of expression and access to information.

16 September 2019

Internet shutdowns and the right to access in Sudan: A post-revolution perspective

In response to a five-week long shutdown, a court ordered telecommunications companies to apologise to customers.

2 September 2019

Nigerian journalist charged with treason after criticizing governor for corruption

For exposing government corruption, Nigerian journalist Agba Jalingo has been charged with treason, terrorism, cultism and public disturbance.

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