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· January, 2009

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from January, 2009

31 January 2009

Madagascar: The mayor proclaims himself president

A dispute between the president of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanan, and the mayor of the capital, Andry Rajoelina, thrust Malagasy citizens into violent rioting and looting last week, and has now...

30 January 2009

Egypt: Hijacked ship will be blown up

A few weeks after confirming the hijacking of an Egyptian ship by pirates of Somalia, Zeinobia reminds us again with the current status. On one hand, according to the crew's...

Ethiopia: What a Difference Water Makes

At the end of last year, five families decided that visiting Ethiopia with their daughters would be the best way for them to see what their donations to provide fresh,...

27 January 2009

Madagascar: “History repeats itself…as a farce” in recent unrest

On blogs and forums, reflections on the sources of the current unrest and the history of Madagascar's turbulent democracy.

Africa: The Mobiles vs PCs Debate

Africa: Obama's War of Deception

Madagascar: Negotiations canceled as unrest spreads

There was a slight hope of a rapid resolution in the currently undergoing social unrest in Madagascar. Leaders of both government and opposition announced a meeting would be held yesterday....

DRC:Virunga Gorilla Population Has Grown

On Tuesday, 27 January 2009, D.R of Congo's Virunga National Park authorities issued a press release declaring that the population of habituated – or human tolerant – mountain gorillas in...

Nigeria: Developing Women 2.0

Madagascar's resourceful kids

This week, two videos from Madagascar show us how children make do with their situation and rise above it using ingenuity, creativity and a bit of daring. First is Toky,...

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