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· May, 2014

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from May, 2014

30 May 2014

Rwanda: The Good, the Bad and the Hopeful

Although Rwanda has made great strides in recovering from the 1994 genocide, advocacy groups continue to report human rights violations.

25 May 2014

Mauritania and the Presidential Elections

Presidential elections are planned for June 21 in Mauritania. Many opposition groups have already said they would boycott the elections, whose results are evident even before votes are cast.

23 May 2014

Deputy Minister Commits Suicide after Electoral Defeat in Malawi

Intrigue and Drama as Malawians Await Election Results

After it became clear that she was losing, incumbent President Dr. Joyce Banda accused the opposition of tampering with the election. Meanwhile, a local politician who lost was found dead.

22 May 2014

A Glimpse Into Life inside the Bamenda Central Prison in Cameroon

Cameroon's President Blames Boko Haram for Attacking While Soldiers Are Asleep

On the eve of the Paris summit for security in Nigeria, the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram crossed over into Cameroon despite the heavy presence of security forces.

A Low-cost Solution to Heal Cataract in Sub Saharan Countries

19 May 2014

Ethiopia: #FreeZone9Bloggers Trending on Tumblr

The Courageous Career of Slain French Photojournalist Camille Lepage

Camille Lepage was killed while covering the conflict in the Central African Republic. As a journalist, she was determined to cover stories in Africa often ignored by western media.

18 May 2014

VIDEO: Mining Mogul Brags About the Unbelievable “Deal” He Scored for Zambia's Copper

A video of the owner of Vedanta Resources bragging about the unbelievable deal he cut with Zambia’s government for a copper mine 9 years ago, has appalled many Zambians.

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