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· January, 2014

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from January, 2014

Whistleblower Barrister Expelled for Denoucing Dictatorial Trends in Burundi

Isidore Rufyikiri, Barrister at the Bujumbura Court in Burundi has been expelled from the Bar Association for denouncing dictatorial practices by the regime in power [fr] : J'ai osé dénoncer...

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.

Château-Rouge: A Prominent African Food Market in Paris

In order to find ingredients for African cuisine in Paris, the go-to place is still the Château-Rouge area located in the 18th District, specifically in the Rue Dejean street market...

A Business Model Competition to Ignite Start Ups in Madagascar

Harinjaka, founder of the co-working space Habaka and Madagascar-based blogger, created the 2014 Antananarivo Start Up Cup [fr] whose objective is to select and support the best business ideas in Madagascar. He...

Sports as a Vector of Peace in Burkina Faso

The National Department of Sports and Entertainment in Burkina Faso published a report on the role of sports as a vector of peace and development in Burkina Faso [PDF in...

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.

Kenya Blog Awards 2014 Open for Submissions

The 2014 BAKE Kenyan Blog awards is now accepting submissions until February 10, 2014. Users can vote online from March 1 to April 30, 2014 for their favorite blogs in 17 different...

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.

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.

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.

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

Residents of Bangui were asked about the current escalation of violence in the Central African Republic. Here are some of their thoughts as collected by ATD Fourth World : It’s...

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.

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

Several sources report that a Muslim minister was attacked and killed with knives by mob in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) today (24/01). This recent twitter update by Peter Bouckaert, Emergency Director...

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?

Rachel Hamada asks, “What is happening in South Sudan?”: Much blood has been spilt across South Sudan in the last weeks. But no ink has been spilt yet in Addis...

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

To combat rampant youth unemployment in Senegal, a new initiative geared toward job creation in the fishing industry was created. Ibrahima Lô, one of the lead on the project, explains...

About our Sub-Saharan Africa coverage

Nwachukwu Egbunike is the Sub-Saharan Co-Editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

Njeri Wangari is the Sub-Saharan Africa Co-editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

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