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· July, 2014

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from July, 2014

31 July 2014

“The Zone 9 Bloggers Are Writing From the Outer Ring of the Prison, the Nation Itself”

Global Voices Advocacy

The charges against the bloggers give a sense of what the Ethiopian government is fighting: dissent, not terror.

“Very Difficult to Care about Madagascar”

#FreeZone9Bloggers: On July 31, We Tweet for Human Rights—and Human Beings

The Bridge

If convicted, they will find themselves in the company of at least eighteen other journalists who have suffered the same fate. All remain in prison today.

29 July 2014

With Doctors on Strike and Boko Haram on the Loose, Nigerians Fear an Ebola Outbreak

A Liberian man infected with Ebola has died in Lagos, a city of 21 million. Nigeria is the fourth country in the current outbreak to diagnose the disease.

Highway Africa 2014 Extends Deadline for Registration

28 July 2014

The World Tweets for Ethiopia's Zone9 Bloggers on July 31

Global Voices Advocacy

Join Global Voices bloggers for a worldwide, multilingual tweetathon in support of the ten bloggers and journalists facing terrorism charges in Ethiopia.

24 July 2014

5 Modern African Thinkers on Identity, Language and Regionalism

Albeit a bit of a mystery worldwide, African philosophy is strong discipline that has evolved tremendously through history.

20 July 2014

A Leaked Document Casts A Shadow Over Tanzania's Bright Gas Extraction Outlook

The Bridge

Leaked to the public, a contract between Norway's Statoil and the Tanzanian government highlights how fraught the question of revenues from Tanzania’s gasfields—and who will benefit from them—has become.

18 July 2014

Zone 9 Bloggers Charged With Terrorism in Ethiopia

The nine bloggers and journalists, four of them Global Voices members, have rejected the charges and are preparing a defense for their August 8 trial.

17 July 2014

Some Communities in Sub-Saharan Africa Have No Online Presence. ‘Kumusha Takes Wiki’ Wants to Help Change That

Rising Voices

Kumusha Takes Wiki is a pilot project working with local communities in Africa to reduce the information gap and correct the various misconceptions foreigners have about the continent.

Distribution of SMS Printers in Cameroon to Reduce Delays in HIV Testing for Newborns

16 July 2014

Zambia's President Tried to Prove That He's Hard at Work With These Facebook Photos. Some Aren't Convinced

Zambian citizens are becoming increasingly suspicious of President Sata's unannounced international trips, which the government calls working holidays.

Biofortified Bananas for Beta Carotene Deficiency

Cameroonian Inventor Introduces First Locally-Made Tablet to Monitor Heart Diseases

12 July 2014

A Plea to Pope Francis to Take Action Against African Dictators

A Summer Reading List from Global Voices French-Language Contributors

Need some summer reading material? Here's a reading list of mostly Francophone authors recommended by the GV community.

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