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· April, 2012

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from April, 2012

30 April 2012

Botswana: Review: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

Malawi: Time to Rebuild Brand Malawi

Kenya: Lilian Ikal Angelei Wins Environmental Goldman Prize 2012

Kenya: Chronicles of a Kenyan Farmer Nominated for Award

Guinea-Bissau: International Reactions to the Military Coup

Côte d'Ivoire: Reopening of Parliament Sparks Buzz Across Web

The second parliamentary term of the second republic of the Côte d'Ivoire opened on Wednesday 25 April, in Yamoussoukro. Through this event, Guillaume Soro, former prime minister and president of...

28 April 2012

Angola: Youth Demonstration Against Alcoholism Violently Repressed

Liberia: Charles Taylor Guilty Verdict Received With Mixed Reactions

The Sierra Leone Special Court in The Hague has convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor of war crimes. Taylor was facing 11 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity....

Sénégal: a Highly Anticipated Wrestling Match between Eumeu Sène and Balla Gaye 2

27 April 2012

Ethiopia: Netizens Outraged as Ethiopia Steps Up Internet Censorship

Ethiopian bloggers are outraged and expressing their concern on different social media platforms as the Ethiopian government increasingly engages in blocking and surveillance of selected websites, blogs and Facebook pages.

26 April 2012

Kenya: Four Young African Men Stand Up to Hollywood Stereotypes

After watching a video featuring a 9 year old boy retelling the movie Commando, 4 young men from Kenya approached MamaHope wanting to make their own retelling of Hollywood movies:...

South Africa: Urban Road E-Tolling Looms Despite Public Resistance

Despite public outcry, legal challenges and protest actions from civic organisations and labour unions, urban road e-tolling is set to go ahead in Gauteng province in South Africa. This is...

France: The Presidential Election Through Foreign Eyes

While the French are preparing to choose a president in the upcoming weeks, French voters overseas and foreign media have reacted as the first round poll came to an end.

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