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· April, 2014

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from April, 2014

29 April 2014

A ‘Stressful’ Taxicab System in Cameroon

Activists Battle Religion, Tradition in Gambia's Female Genital Mutilation Fight

Aja Babung Sidibeh followed cultural tradition and became a female genital mutilation (FGM) practitioner after the death of her parents years ago in her native Janjangbureh in the Central River Region...

27 April 2014

So You Need to Get Around Madagascar?

Public transportation can be a challenge in Madagascar. The country's road infrastructure is antiquated and underdeveloped and overcrowded buses and minivans are often the only option.

24 April 2014

Hordes Flock to ‘Apparition’ of Jesus in Cameroon Home

"I am still waiting for someone to post a selfie with Jesus at Odza."

22 April 2014

Verifying Social Media Content, and Other Tales from Nigeria's First #GVMeetUp

Many people on the Internet spread falsehoods without meaning to do so, not understanding how information appears or how they accidentally take part in spreading misinformation.

Who Benefits from Trafficking Women from Madagascar to the Middle East?

‘Vote No’ Campaign Urges South Africans to Shun Big Political Parties

A group of politicians launched "Wake Up! We Are Fed up!" on April 15, 2014 ahead of elections in May.

21 April 2014

Meet Mamy and Zo, Editors of Global Voices in Malagasy

Mamy and Zo explain the challenges they face as translators providing up-to-date news and maintaining high standards for the Malagasy language.

19 April 2014

Turning Faecal Waste Into Business Opportunities

Clean Team Ghana organised a Twitter chat using the hashtag #WasteOpportunities to discuss the business potential of faecal waste.

Cameroonian Bloggers ‘Are the Future, and We Are Writing That Future Now’

An interview with Florian Ngimbis, president of the Cameroonian Bloggers Association, about language, the country's poor Internet penetration and more.

18 April 2014

The New Government of Prime Minister Roger Kolo Announced in Madagascar

Voters Turn Out En Masse in Guinea-Bissau's First Post-Coup Elections

About 400 citizen observers monitored elections, which are expected to put an end to the crisis that began two years ago with a military coup in Guinea-Bissau.

17 April 2014

Jihadist Boko Haram Intensifies Its Deadly Campaign in Nigeria

In recent weeks, the Islamic jihadist terrorist group has kidnapped 100 school girls and is suspected to be behind a bus station bombing that killed more than 70 people.

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