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· September, 2012

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from September, 2012

28 September 2012

Cape Verde: Blogging for Soul Healing, Facebook as a Catwalk

Africa: Arranged Corporate Marriages

Zambia's “Imaginary” Terror Plot

Zambia appears to be on the brink of ethnic conflict after a separatist group from Southern Province claimed to have killed members of the President’s tribe. However, many Zambians regard...

When Twitter Saves the Day

27 September 2012

Chad: Challenges to Freedom of Expression as Social Protests Grow

The recent arrests in Chad of three union officers and the editor of an independent newspaper are symptomatic of a disintegration of freedom of expression in the country. These arrests...

A Ghanain App at TechCrunch Disrupt

Kenya: Safari 7s Rugby Tournament Excites Fans

One of the biggest sporting events in East Africa came alive between 21-23 September, 2012, in Kenya's capital city, Nairobi - the Safari Sevens, a rugby seven-a-side tournament which started...

Zimbabwe: My Zimbabwean Sheroe

25 September 2012

Madagascar Struggles to Control Domestic Instability

The social and political upheaval engulfing Madagascar extends way beyond its cities. Government forces are also attempting to curb violence between cattle rustlers and farmers across southern Madagascar.

Africa: Mountain Gorilla Conservation Data

Why Mali's Army is Hesitant about Foreign Intervention in the North

Cabinda: Black Gold of Angola

Cabinda, the eighteenth and most disputed province of Angola, has been waging an ancient struggle for its independence. The majority of the Angolan population says that Cabinda is part of...

Burundi: A Political Will to Provide Universal Education

24 September 2012

DR of Congo: Rwanda is Helping the Rebellion, says Human Rights Watch

Africa: Controversy over the Presidency of the Confederation of African Football

Mauritania: March to Commemorate the Passing of Rights Activist

Civil rights organisation Touche pas à ma nationalité TPMN ( in English: Do not interfere with my citizenship) has called for a large march to commemorate the passing of anti-racism...

23 September 2012

Chinese ‘Soft Power’ Expands in Africa with CCTV

Chinese state-controlled media, China Central Television (CCTV), launched its African regional bureau in Nairobi, Kenya on January 11. While its presence has diversified the media landscape in Africa, some have...

22 September 2012

Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Controversial Wedding

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s controversial wedding on 15 September continues to spark debate and discussions online. After his planned civil wedding was blocked by the court, Tsvangirai went ahead...

Uganda: Teenage Girl Becomes Africa's Youngest MP

Africa is truly rising and African women are rising with it. Currently, Malawi and Liberia have female presidents. Now Uganda has elected the youngest Member of Parliament in Africa -...

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