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· March, 2014

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from March, 2014

31 March 2014

Geo-Mapping Tools and Data Analysis Redefine Reporting in Africa

Oxpeckers Center for Investigative Environmental Journalism and Land Quest investigate environment and development issues.

27 March 2014

The Challenges Facing Data Journalism in West Africa

Data journalism in West Africa often must work against a lack of data, funds and regulation.

25 March 2014

750 Million People Expected to Speak French by 2050

First Tweet from President of Madagascar is the Ultimate Meta Tweet

3 Ways Mobile Money Transfer Has Changed Kenyans’ Lives

Kenyans on Twitter explain how M-Pesa, a mobile-phone based money transfer and micro-finance service, has changed their lives since the service was introduced seven years ago.

24 March 2014

In Defence of Malawian Languages

Jose Dos Santos, the 1.8-Billion-Dollar President of Angola

Meanwhile, 70 percent of Angolans live on less than two dollars a day.

Ebola Virus Outbreak Kills 59 in Guinea, Closes in on Conakry

Returning Human Remains is Not an Apology, Says Namibia to Germany

Divisions Persist in Cameroon Despite Reunification's Grandiose Golden Jubilee

Criticism was heaped on President Paul Biya for the celebration, held three years late and on a date that had no historical significance.

22 March 2014

Six Women Held as Slaves in Southern Lebanon

Ivory Coast-based news site Koaci.com has uncovered the story of six women in southern Lebanon who were kept slavery-like conditions. Lebanese blogger Joey Ayoub draws attention to their plight.

17 March 2014

Ethiopian Journalist Reeyot Alemu Has Been in Jail for 1,000 Days

On March 16, 2014, jailed Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu spent her 1000th day of imprisonment. Twitter users lent their support using the hashtag #ReeyotAlemu.

Digging into Uganda's Anti-homosexuality Bill

On Rwanda's Twittergate

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