· September, 2014

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from September, 2014

Questioning Weekend's Media Silence About Ebola

  27 September 2014

“When will Ebola news go 24/7?,” asks a US/Canadian professor Crawford Kilian: I have long been used to outbreak news dropping off on weekends. The media, government agencies, and NGOs all knock off on Friday afternoon and show up again Monday morning. But after the last few weeks of Ebola,...

Threats to Press Freedom in the Fight Against Ebola in Liberia

  19 September 2014

The Press Union of Liberia is concerned about the threat to freedom of information as a result of the actions taken by the government to limit the expansion of the Ebola virus. The union wrote a letter to the Minister of Justice to draw his attention to the challenges media...

Togolese Bloggers Poke Fun at President for Over the Top BillBoard

  15 September 2014

Someone sure wanted people to know that he was thankful for Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé generosity. This week, a giant billboard was raised in Lomé, Togo that praised the president's action in favor of providing lunch for school children. The billboard seen below reads in french :” Thanks Daddy Faure for...

Conversations and Images From Highway Africa 2014

  9 September 2014

Highway Africa 2014 took place on 7-8 September, 2014 at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. The theme of the conference was Social Media – from the margins to the mainstream. Find images and conversations about the conference here.

What If 75% of All Cities Were Deprived of Electricity by Design?

  7 September 2014

There are about 105 cities listed in all of Madagascar. The Minister of Energy Fienena Richard recently announced that 80 cities of Madagascar are curently deprived of electricity because JIRAMA, the public company in charge of providing electricity across the territory is running short on fuel. As a result, JIRAMA...

Lesotho Political Crisis Updates on Twitter

  3 September 2014

Follow @nthakoana (Nthakoana Ngatane) for updates on the political crisis in Lesotho. Nthakoana Ngatane is a writer, speaker, singer, actor and South Africa Broadcasting Corporation correspondent in Lesotho. On 30th August 2014, Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane claimed there was a coup attempt against him. He later flew to South...

The Ebola Truth

  3 September 2014

The Ebola Truth is a Facebook page that aims to document the situation with the Ebola virus on the African continent.

Was There a Coup in Lesotho?

  3 September 2014

Listen to a podcast explaining what is really happening in Lesotho following allegations of a military coup: The prime minister has fled to South Africa and says it’s a coup. The Lesotho military says it isn’t. The politics are a bit confusing. African Defence Review talks to SADC Wrap’s KRISTEN...

How Bloggers Ended Up in Prison for Writing About Human Rights in Ethiopia

  2 September 2014

Melody Sundberg analyses freedom of expression in Ethiopia after detained Ethiopian bloggers spent 100 days in prison: Ethiopia is with its almost 94 million population the second most populated country in Africa. Nevertheless, it does not according to an interview with Endalkhachew Chala by Global Voices, have an independent daily...

About our Sub-Saharan Africa coverage

Nwachukwu Egbunike is the Sub-Saharan Co-Editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

Njeri Wangari is the Sub-Saharan Africa Co-editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

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