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· March, 2015

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from March, 2015

31 March 2015

In Zambia, a Tomato Pushes Joblessness Center Stage

Zambia's unemployment rate is ranked 9th highest in Africa.

As Elections in Guinea Approach, the Opposition Raises Some Alarm

In 2010, the first round of voting, monitored by international observers, took place peacefully, though several violent incidents marred the second round, as 24 candidates stood for high office.

29 March 2015

#NigeriaDecides Their Country's Next President in Hotly Contested Race

The election commission extended voting into Sunday, March 29, 2015, due to technical problems in some parts of the country.

Open Letter to 60 Minutes Regarding Its Reporting on Africa

Ebola Veterans Warn That Vigilance Is Still Needed as Case Numbers Drop

It's been a year since the WHO declared an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. A doctor and health journalist compare notes on what has been a long and traumatic year.

26 March 2015

Sudan Turns Back on Iran, Joins Saudi Arabia's War on Yemen

Sudan switched sides from being an Iranian ally, to waging war against the Houthis, Iran's allies in Yemen. Sudan joining the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthi fighters, who took control...

25 March 2015

Cameroonians Aren't Happy With Le Monde's Coverage of Their President's Health

Cameroonians skewered the French newspaper's coverage, which reported that President Biya's trip to Europe was health-related. Some said it was an invasion of privacy or an attempt to destabilize Cameroon.

13 Eritrean Writers You Should Know About

24 March 2015

The Collapse of Civilisation Is Already a Reality for the Children of Ambovombe, Madagascar

Cameroon's Government Tries (and Fails) to Blame Embarrassing Photoshop on Hack Attack

Officials claim a photoshopped image of the president honoring fallen soldiers was the work of a hacker. But it's not the first time the government has featured manipulated photos.

23 March 2015

Why Are Mostly Foreign Artists Representing Kenya at the Venice Biennale?

If you visit Kenya's pavilion at the Venice Biennale, you will meet 'Kenyan' artists such as Armando Tanzini, Qin Feng, Shi Jinsong, Li Zhanyang, and Li Gang.

21 March 2015

Global Voices Author Nwachukwu Egbunike Unveils Debut Collection of Poems

Can Ugandan President Rule Guinea on a Loan for 10 Years?

Are These Wild Ideas Our Last Hope for Saving Africa's Rhinos?

From fake horns to relocation, today’s wildlife protectors are enlisting new — and often unproven — strategies to save endangered species.

18 March 2015

The Ebola Epidemic Isn't Only Threatening Guineans’ Health

The epidemic has lead to outbursts of violence and slowed the country's economic growth, increasing the potential for food insecurity.

Liberia77: Liberia's History Through Photos

Looking Beyond Boko Haram: Rediscovering the Ténéré Desert in Niger

Rising Voices

Niger is at war with Boko Haram. Let's not forget, though, that Niger is also home to many projects and is a land full of natural beauty and poetry.

Will the Largest Financial Prize in the World Improve Governance in Africa?

The recipient receives US$500,000 a year for ten years, and US$200,000 a year thereafter.

16 March 2015

How Nigerian Bloggers, Writers, Activists Wrote a Book in Five Days

A group of Nigerian writers met in December 2014 to write a book in five days. Global Voices talks to Barbara Ruehling, who facilitated the process.

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