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· October, 2013

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from October, 2013

31 October 2013

Madagascar Still Waiting for Presidential Election Results

Nearly a week has gone by since the country voted for a new president for the first time since the 2009 coups.

Radio Licences in Zambia Cancelled Because of Opposition's Access

Zambia's President Michael Sata has publicly lambasted former Information and Broadcasting Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba for issuing national broadcasting licences to two private radio stations and non-Christian radio stations.

Meetup with Global Voices!

Rising Voices

Throughout the months of November and December, we are organizing six global in-person 'meetups' led and facilitated by Global Voices members.

29 October 2013

From Fiji to Italy, Global Eco-Tourism Communities Blossom

TribeWanted has developed a model for self-sustainable eco-retreats that are co-funded by members and operated together with locals at a growing number of worldwide locations.

25 October 2013

GV Face: Everything You Need to Know About #SudanRevolts

GV Face

We talk with our Sudan author Usamah M, and Magdi ElGizouli, author of the influential blog Still Sudan, and ask them if this is the next Arab Spring.

VIDEO: Angola's Kuduro as an Urban Phenomenon

Madagascar On Tenterhooks As Election Proceeds

After an eventful election day, citizens in Madagascar feverishly await the polling results.

What Has Nairobi Tech Hub Achieved?

23 October 2013

Only Football Divides Tanzania

The Bridge

Tanzania prides itself on its unassailable ethnic and religious unity. But on the day of the Dar es Salaam Derby, neutrality takes a back seat to passionate fandom.

22 October 2013

Mozambique's 20-Year Peace at Great Risk

The attack of government defense forces against a base of the main Mozambique opposition party, may mark the end of 1992 peace deal. On Twitter, many chorus "no" to war.

Madagascar Presidential Elections: The Home Stretch

33 candidats se présentent aux élections présidentielles à Madagascar. Cependant seuls 16 d'entre eux ont eu une vrai présence pendant la campagne dans les médias. Certains se demandent où sont...

21 October 2013

Why I'm Not Giving Up On Politicians (Yet)

The Bridge

Madagascar's political situation can seem hopeless, but Lova Rakotomalala has still decided to actively support one of the candidates in October 25's presidential election. Here's why.

20 October 2013

363 Coffins Close, Reopening the Debate on Illegal Immigration in Europe

The shipwreck of a boat full of immigrants off the coast of Lampedusa, which caused more than 360 deaths, reopens the debate in Europe on illegal immigration.

Nine Signs the Journalism on Africa You’ve Just Encountered is Trash

Zambia's President Increases His Salary, Blames Opposition MPs

Citizen media website Zambian Watchdog has unearthed a Statutory Instrument increasing President Michael Sata's salary after the freezing of civil service wages for two years.

18 October 2013

Activists Demand Release of Angola's Youngest Political Prisoner

South Africa's Ruling Party #ProudlyBroughtByANC Campaign Flops

The campaign was a response to a billboard erected by the opposition poking fun at the electronic tolling system. The billboard reads: “E-tolls. Proudly brought to you by the ANC.”

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