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· June, 2012

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from June, 2012

27 June 2012

Uganda: Breaking the Culture of Silence Around Health Rights

A video produced by Results for Development, an international non-profit organisation whose mission is to unlock solutions to tough development challenges, was released online recently to encourage Ugandans to break...

26 June 2012

Africa: Celebrating Humanity through Photos and Videos

An article highlighting 21 pictures that will restore your humanity recently went viral. Unfortunately, Africans and Africa were absent from all of them. Yet, there is no shortage of great...

Comoros: Women Barred from Public Beach for Religious Reasons

Mali: 100 Sharia Lashes for Unwed Parents in the North

The grip of Islamist group Ansar Dine on northern Mali and their imposition of Sharia has recently been tragically demonstrated in Timbuktu. A couple who had a child out of...

25 June 2012

Senegal: Inaugural Use of Gender Parity in Upcoming Elections

This July 1, the Senegalese will be called again to the polls for parliamentary elections. These forthcoming elections are a first for West Africa as the law on absolute gender...

24 June 2012

Kenya: Human-Wildlife Conflict in Urban Jungle

Angry residents of Kitengela, an outskirt of Nairobi, killed two lions and four cubs on 20 June who attacked a dozen of livestock. A pride of lions invaded a homestead...

Sudan: Unshackling the Sudanese Revolution

Unlike other countries in the region, Sudan is grossly underreported, and this was ever so evident during Friday and Saturday’s street demonstrations. The Sudanese government keeps a tight grip on...

23 June 2012

Sudan: Protests Trigger Arrest of Twitter Activists

Wide protests in Sudan on Friday led to the crackdown of many Sudanese activists, including prominent Twitter personalities.

Zambia: Will Zambia Score Boardroom Victory Against Sudan?

Zambian netizens have been hoping and praying for a boardroom victory against Sudan from the time it became known that Sudan, which beat Zambia 2-0 in a world cup qualifying...

Sudan: “Police Denies Use of Bullets; All Injuries are Imaginary”

Sudanese officials are repeating the all too familiar ‘lies' Arab officials have been telling us since the beginning of the so-called Arab Spring in December 2010. Protests are contained, they...

22 June 2012

Sudan: Netizens Verify Internet Blackout Rumours

Netizens are watching Sudan closely, following rumours that the Sudanese authorities intend to cut off the Internet - a chilling reminder of Egypt's attempt to silence activists and contain the...

#SudanRevolts in Wake of Austerity Anger

Amid a complete media blackout, the youth of Sudan have taken to the streets in a nation-wide protest against recent austerity measures. Maha El-Sanosi reports.

Brazil: Is There A Clear Foreign Policy for the Middle East and Africa?

The twenty-first century has brought important changes to the balance of power which had been in place until then, with obvious ramifications for the international economy and politics. In this...

21 June 2012

Somalia: Deep Divisions Over New Constitution

Somalia, which has not had a central government controlling the entire country since 1991, is drafting a new constitution that will end the current transitional administration and elect a new...

China: Africans Protest a Suspicious Death in Police Custody

Chinese public opinion has been highly divisive following a protest involving hundreds of African residents of Guangzhou this week, sparked by the suspicious police station death of a member of...

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