Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from May, 2017
Ethiopian Protester Sentenced to Six Years Behind Bars for Facebook Posts
The 30-year-old activist has been an outspoken opponent of government’s violent response to the popular protest movement. And he is not alone.
Fighting Fire With Fire: African Regional Body Proposes High Costs for Internet Shutdowns
A new proposal would cut off technical resources for governments that shut down the Internet. But if governments go offline, the effects will unquestionably be felt by the public.