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· November, 2011

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from November, 2011

South Africa: Sci-Fi Novel “Zoo City” to Get Film Adaptation

South African science fiction novel “Zoo City” will soon be a movie: “After winning several literary awards and garnering global acclaim for its clever originality, South African author Lauren Beukes’...

Côte d’Ivoire: Bloggers React to the ICC Warrant Issued for Gbagbo's Arrest

Kouamouo writes that the ICC has issued a warrant today to arrest former Ivorian president Gbagbo [fr]. In the comment section, Akpe wonders why Gbagbo has to be sent to...

DR of Congo: Citizens Organize Unofficial Polling as They Await Election Results

Colette Braeckman writes in her blog [fr]: “Congolese citizens have become experts in election monitoring; they are grabbing pens and notepads, going from one voting polls to the other and...

Zambia: Netizens Weigh in on Fight Against Corruption

Since the Patriotic Front won this year's election, Zambia has been heading in a new direction. What seems to be of great interest is the single-minded focus of the new...

Togo: Another Tragedy Strikes the Togolese Football World

Nadege Mambe mourns the third tragic loss [fr] for the Togolese football world in 5 years. After the plane crash in Sierra Leone that took the live of the Minister...

Madagascar: Exiled President Returns as a Government of National Unity Forms

Andrianjorar reflects on the recent return of exiled former president Ratsiraka in Madagascar [fr]. In the meantime, a government of national unity headed by PM Beriziky has been formed [fr]...

Understanding the Implications of the Kidnappings of 6 Westerners in Mali

The Wal-Asat blog attempts to figure out the implications of the recent slew of kidnappings in Mali.  Didier François highlights the mysterious background and activities [fr] of the two kidnapped Frenchmen while AllAfrica...

Zambia: Cash Dug Out From Ex-Minister's Farm Shocks Nation

Zambia’s investigative units recently dug out nearly US$ 466,000, buried in the ground at a farm belonging to former minister, Austin Liato. Zambians on various social networking sites have reacted...

Video: Plural+ 2011 Awards Young Filmmakers

Youth from around the globe were awarded in New York for their thought-provoking short films showing their proposals for making society more peaceful and multicultural by addressing the topics of...

DR of Congo: How Will the Elections Unfold?

The presidential elections in the DRC are scheduled for November 28. The stakes are evidently high, given the history of civil conflict. Many observers have highlighted the major events during...

Mozambique: Poetry on trees

The Mozambican literary collective Movimento Kuphaluxa has shared on Facebook and on its blog a series of poems exhibited on the city of Maputo's historic acacia trees. Some well-known writers...

Mali, Niger: Tuareg Voices Barely Heard Over the Sounds of War

Since the start of the war in Libya, many security and political experts have warned against potential Touareg threats in Mali and Niger. Is it a real threat or mere...

Kenya: Meet Kenyan Innovator Daniel Njuguna

John Karanja blogs about Kenyan innovator Daniel Njuguna who has managed to integrate his mobile phone with home made appliances and gadgets that perform a number of domestic functions: “This...

Kenya: Mapping Mobile Money

Mapping mobile money in Kenya: “CrowdPesa is a Web and Mobile application with a mapping system that allows businesses to locate themselves in a map and facilitate users to find...

Zambia: Should “Tujilijili” be Banned?

Zambian Economist asks his readers, “Should Tujilijili be banned?”: “Tujilijili is a strong alcohol sold in a sachet for about K1, 000 [Zambian Kwacha] per sachet. The alcoholic content is...

Nigeria: Investigating Perceptions of Blackness, Gender and Place

Sokari blogs about the Nigerian artist Toyin Odutola: “The Nigerian-born, American-raised artist employs a painstakingly thorough creative process that uses rudimentary tools – ballpoint pens, ink and paper – to...

Ethiopia: Online Platform to Discuss Sustainable Technologies

GreenTech Ethiopia is an online platform to learn about and discuss environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies suitable for the Ethiopian context.

Ghana: Startup Weekend Accra

Mac-Jordan blogs about Startup Weekend Accra: “Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketeers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!...

Ethiopia: Is Ethiopian Blogosphere the Smallest in the World?

Markos wonders whether the Ethiopian blogosphere is the smallest in the world: “A few months ago Joern and I made a little research and we found out that Ethiopia had...

Mozambique: More striking security guards

After the fateful G4S strike earlier this year, more security guards are on strike in Maputo. @Verdade newspaper photographer Miguel Mangueze tweeted a photo of a sign from the protest,...

About our Sub-Saharan Africa coverage

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

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