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Use and abuse of social media in Africa

By William Niba

Nigerian Blogger and nternational development worker Noel Ihebuzor, based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, says social media can be used ... and abused.

The Marriott Cell: How I got through my deepest, darkest moments in Egypt's notorious Scorpion prison

Egypt’s media crackdown: targeting of journalists union and continued detention of reporters

Radio silence in Kinshasa as RFI cut drags on; How “Somali Faces” shares stories to counter negative perceptions of Somalis

Ethiopia is fighting the people, not a rebel group: Berhanu Nega on State of Emergency

Exploring Kampala's "Little Mogadishu" through photography; revisiting RFI Hausa correspondent court case

Refugee Radio, by and for refugees; Zambia Post newspaper seized by government

RFI Ghana correspondent wins US fellowship for data journalism project

Rights group asks Ugandan President Musevini to safeguard freedom of expression

South African translation app aims to bring communities together

In South Africa, Civics Academy talks to young people about democracy

Freelance Gaborone journalist recounts his time in prison; African journalists and Panama Papers

Girls' empowerment in Sierra Leone; media news from Congo and Uganda