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· August, 2011

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from August, 2011

Nigeria: The Brain Behind the Nigerian Blog Awards

Behold the face behind the masquerade. Good Nigerian Girl is the brain powering the Nigeria Blogs Awards since 2010. The Nigerian Blog Awards is an annual event that rewards creative...

Senegal: Grants for Pilgrimage to Mecca and Rome

Brazil: Mozambique Cedes Land to Brazilian Agribusiness

Mozambique is ceding 6 million hectares of land to Brazilian farmers. The idea is to draw on the Brazilian experience in the Cerrado, a biosphere similar to the African savanna,...

Ghana: Ghanaian Political Lexicon for the Aspiring Politician

Sudan: Sudan's Desire to Join the East African Community a Headache

Kenya: Local Webcomics

Central African Republic: Violence Marks Lead Up to Elections

The Central African Republic is set to hold partial parliamentary elections on September 4, yet tensions have arisen after an opposition party rally was marred with violence. The country is still...

Madagascar: Minister of Population Ramaroson and 10 others Drown in a Boat Accident

Cameroon: Deeply homophobic laws

Zimbabwe: On Libya, Gaddafi and Mugabe

As news of the fall of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi lit up the web, the Zimbabwean blogosphere was not left behind. Meanwhile, rumours have been circulating that the man deposed...

Somalia: Food Security Emergency Spreads Despite Aid

As the Horn of Africa deals with what the Food and Agriculture Organization is calling the “most severe food security emergency in the world today,” experts warn that conditions in...

Kenya: Meet Kenyan Female Social Innovator

Africa: The Potential of Local Brain-Drain

Mauritania: 13 Activists against Child Trafficking Arrested

Togo: 3rd BarCamp Selects the Translation for “Blog” in Ewé Language

Ethiopia: A Woman Dedicated to Serve Her People

Ethiopia: British Media Fuels Aid Apathy

Ghana: The Chicken Thief Readers Around the World

Ghana: Meet Ghanaian Spoken Word Artist

Liberia: Voting Ends in Liberia's Referendum

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