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· January, 2014

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from January, 2014

31 January 2014

Whistleblower Barrister Expelled for Denoucing Dictatorial Trends in Burundi

Citizen Journalists Expose Police Brutality During Protests in Algeria

Protests, which shook El Guerrara town, exposed violent practices by the police in Algeria. Netizens filmed and denounced these practices. Abou Semmar reports.

29 January 2014

A Business Model Competition to Ignite Start Ups in Madagascar

Sports as a Vector of Peace in Burkina Faso

Coursera Online Courses Blocked in Syria, Iran and Cuba by US Sanctions [UPDATE]

Hit by US sanctions, Coursera students from Syria, Iran and Cuba, can no longer complete their studies on the online learning platform. Netizens react.

28 January 2014

Kenya Blog Awards 2014 Open for Submissions

Supporting the Rights of Malian Youth to Education

Mali's education system faces multiple challenges, but activist groups are coming together to tackle them head on.

27 January 2014

Prominent Kenyan Writer Binyavanga Wainaina Comes Out as Gay

Wainaina said that the recent passage of an anti-gay law in Nigeria was one of the things that made him decide to come out.

26 January 2014

Cries of Discrimination as Israel Detains Undocumented African Immigrants

Many have fled their home countries for Israel and are seeking refugee status. The detentions have unleashed a wave of demonstrations in Tel-Aviv.

Brazil's Evolving Relationship With Refugees

The number of refugees accepted into Brazil practically tripled from 2012 to 2013.

25 January 2014

Things I Love About South Sudan

Twitter users share their love for South Sudan using the hashtag #ThingILoveaboutSouthSudan. South Sudan has been at war since December 16, 2013 after an attempted coup.

“Find and Support all the Mandelas in the Villages” for Reconciliation in the Central African Republic

Bloggers from Angola and Mozambique Release Hip-Hop Mix Tape

Two bloggers and hip-hop promoters from Mozambique and Angola met online and the result became a compilation of 30 hip-hop tracks from Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique and Angola.

24 January 2014

Minister Stabbed to Death by Mob as Violence Escalates in Central African Republic

March in Mozambique Capital Tries to ‘Rescue’ President Armando Guebuza's Image

The march came at a time when political instability is rocking the central and southern regions of the country,

3 Keys to Understanding Burkina Faso's Anti-President Compaoré Protests

On Saturday January 18th, widespread protests took place against constitutional reforms proposed by president Blaise Camporé. But what do the protests mean?

What is Happening in South Sudan?

23 January 2014

On Love, Politics and the Francophone Culture

France seemed to shrug at the news of French President François Hollande's affair with actress Julie Gayet. Are other French-speaking countries as relaxed in matters of love?

A Growing Job Market for Young People in Senegal: The Fishing Sector

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