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· October, 2011

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from October, 2011

D. R. of Congo: DRC Elections Watch 2011

DRC Elections Watch 2011: “In the afternoon of Sunday, October 30, with his wife Olive Lembe by his side, Joseph Kabila formally launched his electoral campaign in Kindu, in the...

Nigeria: Waste, Wealth and the Burden of a City

Bella Naija's photo story titled “BN Photo Stories: Waste, Wealth and the Burden of a City”: “With an estimated population of 15 million, and growing at an annual rate of...

D.R. of Congo/U.S.A: Conflict-Free: A Growing Movement

Alex Hellmuth and Tracy Fehr looks the growing conflict-free minerals movement in the US: “The progress made by Congo activists earlier this month in the state of California, the city...

Nigeria: Documentary: Nigeria’s Millionaire Preachers

MyWeku discusses a new documentary – Unreported World: Nigeria’s Millionaire Preachers, which touches on the issues of fraud and exploitation: “he documentary makers reported on the case of Therese, a...

Africa: On Cutting Aid to Countries Violating LGBTI Rights

Statement of African social justice activists on the decision of the British government to “cut aid” to African countries that violate the rights of LGBTI people in Africa: “We, the...

Malawi: Malawi in Photos

I Love Malawi is a blog that showcases photos from Malawi: ” If you have some interesting photos about Malawi, send us an email and we will post them on...

Malawi: New Blog for Free and Open Source Software

The Blantyre Free and Open Source Software Users Group has a new blog: “Welcome to the blog of Blantyre Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Users group. Blantyre Free and...

Angola: Voice of America Correspondent in Cabinda Threatened

Voice of America reported that three armed men broke into the backyard of its correspondent in the Angola enclave Cabinda, saying they were looking for José Manuel. He was not...

Madagascar: New Prime Minister Omer Beriziky Arrival Tweeted Live

Twitter users in Madagascar followed  the announcement of the new prime minister and reported it live.  Avylavitra wrote succintly [mg] : “Omer Beriziky is the new PM in #Madagascar.”

Open Access Africa: Spreading Knowledge, Increasing Collaboration

We celebrate Open Access Week with a special focus on Open Access Africa. As the internet lowers the bar for publishing and disseminating information, print-era publishing models still keep African...

Botswana: Government Decides Not to Recognise Recognise Bakgatla Paramount

Lauri comments on the decision by the government of Botswana not to recognise the paramount chief of the Bakgtla: “I wrote before about the controversy around Kgosi Kgafela but since...

Africa: New Social Network for African Radio Broadcasters

Digital4Good and Farm Radio International have launched social network for African radio broadcasters: “Barzaradio.com helps farmers increase crop yields through connecting radio broadcasters to each other.”

Madagascar: 16 candidates for the Prime Minister Position

Valis reports that the selection of the new prime minister in Madagascar among the 16 official candidates was postponed [fr] from October 23rd to  October 28 because no consensus could be found between...

France: New Visa Restrictions for Foreign University Graduates

France has taken a legal step which makes it more difficult for foreign students who have graduated from French universities to work on French territory and thus change their student...

Ghana: Meet Two Ghanaian Musicians M3nsa and M.manifest

Kobby Graham introduces his readers to two Ghanaian musicians, M.anifest and M3nsa: “First and foremost though, m.anifest is a hiphop MC. Straight no chaser and when it comes to straight...

Tanzania: Who Killed Zinjanthropus?

TEDxDar 2011 asks, “Who Killed Zinjanthropus?”: “This year’s TED theme is “storytelling” and from this we have created our central theme for TEDxDar 2011: “Who Killed Zinjanthropus?” With Tanzania approaching...

Tanzania: New Blog to Connect College Students

TZCampusVibe: Life of University Students is a new Swahili and English blog in Tanzania that connects University students in the country.

China and Brazil: On anacondas and dragons

Johan Lagerkvist from ChinaRoader looks into the dynamic between the authoritarian China and democratic Brazil in the future international politics.

Mauritius: Tikoulou, Children’s Literature Success Story

Christophe Cassiau-Haurie writes about  the sucess story of Tikoulou, a collection of books for children published in Mauritius, which has captivated  4 to 9-year old  Mauritian children since 1998.  Tikoulou...

Discovering Paris from a Guinean Perspective

Guinean blogger @limsow who recently moved to Paris for an internship, describes [fr] a less-hostile capital than expected on Guinée Plurielle: “I already know how to take the RER (the...

About our Sub-Saharan Africa coverage

Nwachukwu Egbunike is the Sub-Saharan Co-Editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

Njeri Wangari is the Sub-Saharan Africa Co-editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Dércio Tsandzana is the Lusophone (Portuguese) editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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