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· July, 2013

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from July, 2013

Zimbabweans Vote as President Mugabe Seeks Seventh Term

Mugabe is the only president the country has had since its independence from Britain in 1980.

Back from Germany, Workers Demand Promised Wages in Mozambique

Every Wednesday, dozens of Mozambican citizens march in the main streets of the capital city, Maputo, wearing German flags or raising them in their hands. They are called ‘Magermans’, meaning...

Last Day for Submitting Applications for Highway Africa New Media Awards

Today, July 31, 2013 (16:30, Pretoria Time) is the closing date for submitting applications for the Telkom- Highway African New Media Awards.

INTERVIEW: How TEDx Talks Are Putting São Tomé On the Map

"Connected to the World" was the motto of the first TEDx event in the African island where a local revolution is taking place with the arrival of 3G Internet.

Ugandans Take Digs at Kenya's Bestiality Trend on Twitter

Following a news report of Kenya's supposed increase in bestiality cases, Ugandans took to Twitter to lampoon their neighbors.

Delestron, the Supervillain that Embodies Blackouts in Côte d'Ivoire

Ivorian citizens have created a cartoon character named Délestron (délestage means blackouts in french). Delestron has also its own facebook page which has gather more than 5,000 fans since its...

Three Days to Go: Telkom-Highway Africa New Media Awards 2013

Three days are remaining for submmiting entries for the 13th edition of the Highway Africa New Media Awards. Sponsored by Telkom, these are unique and prestigious awards on the continent...

Follow the Presidential Election in Mali in Real Time

Today (July 28) is the first round of the presidential election in Mali.  To keep track of the proceedings in real time, updates are available on twitter via the hashtag...

PHOTOS: Every Mozambican Can Be an Independent Electoral Observer

Armed with mobile phones, more and more people in Mozambique are monitoring the run-up to the country's fall municipal elections, helped along by an online platform from newspaper @Verdade.

Sifting Fact From Fiction on the French Speaking Web

"Some people, known for their political activism, knowingly share false information." In this post we look at fact-checking projects in Francophone online media.

What Issues do Malian Voters Care about in the Presidential Election?

Bruce Whitehouse parses out five key issues for the upcoming presidential election in Mali (July 28). As for what Malians expect from the poll, Whitehouse reports: Voters are overwhelmingly concerned...

African Fabric Kimono Belt Supports Mothers in Earthquake Disaster Area

A group of Japanese mothers in Sendai city is producing special kimono belts with fairly-traded African fabrics. Yumi Nakano, who organizes the fundraising [ja] by requesting a donation in exchange for...

Alleged Fraud during Parliamentary Elections in Togo

Parliamentary Elections are underway in Togo today (25/07/2013). The Save Togo Association has already reported instances of alleged fraud [fr]. Togolese activist Sylvio Combey posted an image from one of the...

Sudanese Refugee Detained for Owning a Bicycle in Israel

Darfuri asylum-seeker and actor, Babaker (Babi) Ibrahim was arrested by Israeli police for not having a receipt for his bicycle, which was thus presumed to be stolen. His detention without...

Protests for Election in Madagascar Lead to Violence, Arrest

Vola R of Ma-Laza reports that 7 were hurt [fr] following police repression of protests demanding elections in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The party leading the protest states that the current administration has...

Zambia: What Comes After Universal Primary Education?

As the 2015 deadline for achieving UN Millenium Development Goals approaches, Zambian students climb a steep education ladder.

Privileges Granted to Ex-Presidents in Madagascar

Reporter Rianasoa posts the image of a document that stipulates what ex presidents will be entitled to in Madagascar. These privileges include but (not are not limited to) the services of...

Sixty Killed During Fighting in Nzérékoré, Guinea

Guinee News reports the latest death toll – 60 – from the killings in Nzérékoré, Guinea [fr] : Les cinquante deux corps qui étaient non identifiables ont été enterrés dans une...

Experience of Being Black in China

Marketus Presswood, who previously lived in Beijing for more than eight years, wrote in Tea Leaf Nation about his experience of being black in China in late 1990s. I overheard...

Nigeria Cements China Relations With Presidential Visit

Was President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan's visit to China payback to US President Barack Obama for not visiting Nigeria during the American leader's African tour? Nigerian netizens evaluate.

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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