Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from May, 2019
Nearly two dozen African countries have passed Right to Information laws. But while strong in principle, many have faltered in practice.
On her quest for good governance, Stella Nyanza is "unflinching in her criticism of the Ugandan government" and unafraid to tackle taboos around sex, gender and LGBT rights.
Ould Mkhaitir was prosecuted for writing an article in which he criticised the role of religion in Mauritania’s caste system.
Amade Abubacar and Germano Adriano were in detention since January, but were only formally charged on 16 April. Now they must await trial on probation.
The Ugandan regulator says media houses that fail to comply with their directive could have their licenses revoked.