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· November, 2013

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from November, 2013

27 November 2013

Wealthy Tourists Can Now ‘Experience Poverty’ in Fake South African Slum

For 82 US dollars, you can "experience" poverty in a fake slum in South Africa, the only one in the world "equipped with under-floor heating and wireless Internet access".

26 November 2013

Reasons for Power Outages in Benin

Benin has suffered more power outages over the last few days with the national electric energy company (SEEB) denying all responsibility. Nigeria supplies a large quantity of Benin's power, even...

Collection of Articles on the Sacking of Popular Tanzanian Opposition MP

South Africa Doesn't Want You to See the President's Lavish House

The South African government has used $20 million to upgrade President Jacob Zuma's private residence. Government ministers have warned that anyone publishing photos of the home will be arrested.

24 November 2013

Czech Crime Boss Claims South African Police “Tortured” Him

‘People That Look Like Themselves': A Comic that Celebrates Natural Black Hair

Angolan artist Francisca Nzenze Meireles, aka Chiquinha, discusses the inspiration for her comic, which relates the day-to-day experiences of those who love their naturally curly hair.

22 November 2013

Global Voices Meetup in Kampala, Uganda

Rising Voices

The next Global Voices Meetup is scheduled for November 23 in Kampala, Uganda, bringing together community members to share ideas.

RESULTS: Uganda's First Ever Social Media Awards

More Transparency Needed in Uranium Negotiation in Niger

21 November 2013

Zambia’s ‘King Cobra’ President Publicly Calls Ministers, MPs Fools

President Michael Sata is notorious for his abrasiveness and disregard for protocol at both local and international functions.

PHOTOS: The Thrill and Agony of World Cup Qualifying Matches

While Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon and France celebrated, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Tunisia saw their hopes of heading to Brazil vanish with the final whistle.

19 November 2013

Massive Railway Project between Niamey and Cotonou Underway

“Underground” Newspaper Launched in Mozambique

Long-Awaited Madagascar Elections Go to Second Round

Jean-Louis Robinson won 21.1 percent of the vote, and Hery Rajaonarimampianina won about 15.9 percent. The second round is scheduled for December 20, but many questions remain.

13 November 2013

Thinking About Blogging at WordCamp Kenya 2013

Malawians Should Brace for More Cash-gate Scandal

Ethiopians: #SomeoneTellSaudiArabia to Stop Immigration Crackdown

Saudi Arabia has began enforcing a crackdown on illegal immigrants after the expiry of an amnesty period given to illegal immigrants. Ethiopian immigrants find themselves a target.

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