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· March, 2010

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from March, 2010

27 March 2010

Liberia: Girl's murder sparks violence

South Africa: The woman who spent 7 months in a male cell

Before she was acquitted of attempted robbery and hijacking in South Africa, Denise Abbah was imprisoned in a male cell for seven months as she waited for her trial. The prison officials mistook...

25 March 2010

Africa: Notes From the Field

This is a roundup of blog posts of Concern US aid workers blogging from Sub-Saharan Africa. Concern US aid workers blog regularly about their work and challenges they face as...

24 March 2010

Côte d'Ivoire: War of Words between Political Figures

Ghana: Blogging for World Water Day

World Water Day is a day observed on March 22 since 1993 when the United Nations General Assembly declared March, 22 as World Day for Water. Jemila Wunpini Abdulai, an...

South Africa: Grandamas who play soccer

Ghana: Do Ghana's oil fields belong to Ivory Coast?

A dispute that could break out between Ghana and neighboring Ivory Coast. Ivory Coast is reportedly laying claims to portions of the huge oil wealth in the deep waters of...

Zimbabwe: Farmers Field Day

Madagascar Update: Death Toll from Tropical Storm Hubert now at 78

Rio Tinto and Chinalco Sign a Joint Deal with Guinean Junta over Mining Project

23 March 2010

Africa: Crowdfunding in Africa

Kenya: Is Makmende Kenya's first Internet sensation?

Ghana: Accra Twestival 2010: Social Media Activity With Substance?

If social media is changing communication patterns in the West, it sure has not fallen short of touching interesting places on the African continent. So it is no surprise that...

21 March 2010

South Africa: Remembering Sharpeville Massacre

South Africans remember the Sharpeville Massacre on 21 March 1960 as a turning point in the history of political resistance against racial discrimination. Sixty-nine people were killed in the township...

20 March 2010

Martinique: Election, tension and abstention

On Sunday March 14th, all French citizens including those in the four French overseas departments were asked to vote for the regional elections... but two major elections in a three-month...

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