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· September, 2011

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from September, 2011

29 September 2011

Kenya: RIP #WangariMaathai

Tweets keep flowing in honor of Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmental and political activist who died last week after a battle with cancer.

Global: Key Quotes and Tweets from the Internet Governance Forum

As the Internet Governance Forum is a truly epic event both online and offline, it's hard to do justice to the complexity of the discussions and debates that are currently...

Cameroon: Calm Before the Storm?

Cameroon's presidential election will take place on October 9, but the lack of stake in the outcome felt by the general population is leading to a lack of interest. The...

Cameroon: Attempted Mutiny in the Economic Capital?

28 September 2011

Zambia: Netizens Start Countdown to 90 Day Change Promise

Zambia’s new President, Michael Sata, has promised to transform the nation in 90 days including putting more money into people’s pockets. Expectant netizens have started the countdown; a group called...

Mali: Senegal and Mali Final Expected in Afrobasket Women 2011

27 September 2011

Kenya: Bloggers Pay Tribute to Wangari Maathai

African bloggers are paying tribute to Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmental and political activist who died on Sunday after a battle with cancer.

26 September 2011

Kenya: Kenya Hosts Sixth Internet Governance Forum

Zambia: We Need to Watch Zambia

Zambia: Starting Life Under a New Leader

Zambians have started life under newly elected president Michael Sata who was inaugurated on September 23, 2011, three days after the elections which ended 20 years of rule by the...

Protecting African Forests: Wangari Maathai's Legacy

Wangari Maathai, a prominent Kenyan environmental and political activist and 2004 Nobel prize winner passed away on September 25. She was the first African woman to be awarded the prize...

Zambia: Did Ex-President Implicate Himself in Farewell Speech?

Netizens have been dissecting the speech by Zambia’s outgoing president Rupiah Banda to find out whether he implicated himself in the plunder of national resources. Gershom Ndhlovu reports.

24 September 2011

Comoros: Blog monitors Fuel Shortage in Anjouan

Guinea-Bissau: Celebrating Independence with a Tribute to Aristides Pereira

Update on Global Voices Mentorship: Meet the Activists

For over a month, ten Global Voices bloggers have been working with activists from ten different countries as mentors of members of the new Blogger Swarm initiative of Activista, the...

23 September 2011

Zambia: Tweeps Celebrate Michael Sata's Victory

Zambian tweeps as well as other Africans on Twitter have joined thousands of Zambians who have been celebrating around the country since last night. Here is a roundup of tweets...

Mali : ATT Tending to his Legacy

Zambia: Netizens Report Riots as Poll Results are Delayed

Zambian netizens on Thursday 22 September reported widespread riots across the country as a result of delays by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to announce election results for presidential,...

22 September 2011

Uganda: Anti-Museveni Author Freed After Five Days

The Ugandan government has freed the author of a book who was imprisoned for five days without access to his lawyers or family. Vincent Nzaramba’s little known book 'People Power,...

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