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· August, 2014

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from August, 2014

28 August 2014

Outspoken Mozambican Hip-Hop Artist Azagaia Is Appealing to Fans for Donations to Remove His Brain Tumour

Edson da Luz, better known as Azagaia, has won fans for challenging those in power and addressing social issues in his music.

Shame and Outrage in Algeria After Cameroon Footballer Albert Ebossé Is Killed by an Object Tossed from the Stands

"No desire to resume the league after the death of #Ebosse! #Disgusted. Our lives are worth more than this rubbish."

Locusts Invade Madagascar's Capital City

Ebola Scare: Trapped on the Cameroon/Nigeria Border for Over 40 Hours

27 August 2014

Cameroonian Striker Albert Ebossé's Death in Algeria Raises Questions About Stadium Security

The footballing world is in a state of shock following the death of 24-year-old Ebossé, killed by a projectile thrown from the stands after a match.

Nigeria Successfully Curtails Ebola to One Patient

25 August 2014

An Entrepreneur Rewarded for his Innovative Healthcare Work in Cameroon

African Ebola Survivors Share Their Stories of Recovery and Stigma

"Thank god for the doctors. They gave me a certificate that indicates I am free of Ebola in case anyone would still doubt."

Is Zambia’s President Sata Working Quietly Behind the Scenes or Seriously Ill?

Zambia's President Michael Sata has not been seen in public since May. Many are speculating that the former publicity-loving politician is ailing.

Digital Media Guru Headlines Highway Africa 2014

18 August 2014

Deadly Diseases, Violent Conflicts and White Saviors: Hollywood's Skewed Portrayal of Africa

The film "Outbreak" about a fictional Ebola-like virus hit theaters nearly 20 years ago. Has Hollywood's perception of Africa evolved since then?

Bridging the Digital Divide? Facebook and Telcos Bring Free Apps to Zambia

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Should Women Starve Their Babies for Fear of Public Breastfeeding?

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