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Past articles by Nwachukwu:

Powerful protest songs from Kenya and South Africa ·

Over the years, artists around the African continent have used music to challenge governmental and military oppression. In Kenya and South Africa, protest songs were a key tool for liberation. → Read More

Colonial prejudices and vaccine nationalism drive COVID-19 African travel bans ·

Omicron has spread to many countries, but most Western countries red-listed only southern African countries. This is reflective of the colonial stereotyping of Africans as savages from a diseased continent. → Read More

Disparity in the data collection policies of some pan-African firms in Uganda raises privacy concerns · Global Voices Advox

The Unwanted Witness report revealed that most of the personal data collected online violates privacy rights, with no regards for the safety and dignity of citizens. → Read More

Behind the success of the Kenyan Twitter disinformation campaign to discredit the Pandora Papers · Global Voices Advox

Kenya’s disinformation industry successfully manipulated Twitter’s trending algorithm to attack the Pandora Papers and protect President Uhuru Kenyatta, whose family was implicated in the exposé. → Read More

#FreeRebecca: Global Voices Sub-Saharan Africa condemns the arbitrary arrest and detention of Cameroon’s tech leader Rebecca Enonchong · Global Voices Advox

Global Voices Sub-Saharan Africa demands the unconditional release of Rebecca Enonchong from detention. → Read More

Freedom of expression in a downward spiral in Southern Africa, says new study · Global Voices Advox

Outdated laws, exorbitant fees, and stifling of dissent have ramped up violations to the right of free expression in Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. → Read More

Nigerian protesters arrested for resisting reopening of the Lagos Lekki toll gate · Global Voices Advox

The protest came on the heels of the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry's decision to reopen the toll gate— a move perceived as insensitive to victims of the Lekki shootings. → Read More

Shutdowns, throttling and stifling dissent online: Africa’s new normal, Part II · Global Voices Advocacy

Weaponizing digital blackouts or social media clamp down by Algeria, Ethiopia, Guinea, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania is an ominous sign of a deeply problematic system of governance. → Read More

How Facebook derailed Nigeria’s #EndSARS movement · Global Voices Advocacy

Online free speech advocates insist that Facebook’s flagging of #EndSARS content was neither a “mistake” nor a “bug,” but rather due to sparse investment in content moderation. → Read More

Digital rights in Africa is still far from the internet freedom we desire · Global Voices Advocacy

Despite the prevailing circumstance, but hopeful about the future, eight Global Voices contributors from six African countries discuss Internet freedom and how digital rights can be promoted in the continent. → Read More

Nigerians demand names of politicians slammed with US visa ban ·

The US visa ban extends to politicians who promoted violence during the 2019 national elections and undermined Nigeria’s democratic process. → Read More

School children and their teacher kidnapped in Nigeria’s Kaduna, as armed bandits run amok ·

The armed bandits who abducted four students and their teacher from Damba-Kasaya, Kaduna State, Nigeria are demanding a ransom to release their captives. → Read More

Nigeria’s Abubakar Idris Dadiyata still missing, one year after abduction ·

“How can Dadiyata disappear without trace for a year in Nigeria and the government be just so nonchalant about it, seeking exculpation rather than taking full responsibility for finding him?” → Read More

Nigerians counteract COVID-19 denialism with social media campaigns ·

Nigerians directly confront coronavirus denial headlong with counter-narratives that use ordinary language in campaigns devoid of the usual mistrust between citizens and governments. → Read More

Harrowing tales from African domestic workers in Lebanon ·

African domestic workers are essentially slaves in the Gulf and Arab countries, under the Kafala sponsorship system that allows this exploitation and abuse to continue. → Read More

The Kano COVID-19 deaths: Stories untold (Part I) ·

Our research reconstructed the failure of authorities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Kano, which resulted in hundreds of deaths despite persistent mass media and social media documentation. → Read More

Nigerian pastor spreads COVID-19 conspiracies and disinformation ·

Som Nigerian evangelical pastors act as purveyors of disinformation, half-truths and total falsehood about the coronavirus — with divine conviction. → Read More

Nigerian atheist faces death threats for blasphemy against Islam ·

"Nigeria is a secular state and freedom of speech is one of the fundamental characteristics of a modern democratic state. Criticizing a religion is not a criminal offence." → Read More

A high-profile funeral highlights a double standard in Nigeria under lockdown ·

In Nigeria, a high-profile burial amid COVID-19 lockdown orders highlights a double standard when it comes to state guidelines on best practices to mitigate the spread of the deadly disease. → Read More

Malaria vaccine may offer respite from Africa’s greatest health scourge ·

After three decades of research, the RTS,S malaria vaccine backed by the WHO is getting piloted at a health centre in Kenya for the first time. → Read More