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· May, 2015

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from May, 2015

Tagline of Zelalem Kiberet’s Blog: ‘Let Freedom Ring’

Because of his wit, humorous writings and uncompromising digs on religion, his friends nicknamed Zelalem after the imminent French writer, Zola.

2 Reasons Why Madagascar's President Hasn't Been Impeached Yet (Contrary to Media Reports)

‘FIFA Is Imploding': Surprise Arrests Hit FIFA Top Officials Ahead of Friday Election

The football organization votes for president on Friday. On Twitter, leading football figures and sports officials weighed in on the FIFA arrest scandal using the hashtag #FIFAArrests.

Migrant Tragedies: ‘Behind the Statistics Are Individual Life Stories and Grieving Families’

"If Africa's youth comes to believe that its future lies elsewhere, it will be impossible to solve the issue of migration," says Souleymane Bachir Diagne.

What Africa Day Means to Africans and Friends of Africa

Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity, when the leaders of 30 independent African states signed a founding charter in Ethiopia.

Region-wide Presidential Term Limits for West Africa? Not So Fast.

West African leaders have dropped the idea of instituting a two-presidential-term limit across the region, thanks to the opposition of Gambia and Togo, the only member states without term limits.

Message to an Ethiopian Blogger: Mahlet Fantahun, You Are Not Alone

"Writing one single blog post is not going to bring Mahlet... out of Kaliti Prison. This is much rather about keeping the process going. Of not staying silent."

Second Most Spoken Languages in Africa

Ethiopian Blogger Atnaf Berahane: Young, Courageous, and in Jail

This 26-year-old Ethiopian blogger's passion for free speech left him in chains.

What We Know and What Is Still Up in the Air After the Alleged Coup in Burundi

Can Electronic Games Accelerate Ghana's Development?

Can Africa Really Maintain Its Own African Centers for Disease Control?

Amaal Said’s Portraits of Belonging: An Interview

Angani: First Operational Cloud Service in East Africa

This Is What Happened When a Musician Allegedly Said Ugandan Women Are Inferior to White Women

"I would date Ugandan girls for casual sex and not serious relationship," says Ugandan musician Coco Finger in an interview with Uganda's New Vision newspaper.

The Humanitarian Crisis You Haven't Heard of in Burundi

How a Traditional African Game Spread Throughout the World

An ancient strategy game enjoyed from the villages of the Sahel to the Mozambique Channel's fishing communities shows how intermingled Africa's cultures are.

A Ugandan Mayor Has 2 National ID Cards. That Doesn't Bode Well for Elections

The identify cards will be used for the general elections in 2016. The mayor says he somehow managed to get two different IDs.

Your Post-Election Guide to Cashing in on Nigeria's Oil Wealth

Why Aren't Uganda's Journalists Asking the Tough Questions?

A lawyer challenged the country's journalists on Twitter to dig deep into some of the glaring issues facing Uganda, from abortion stats and illegal ivory trade to investment in tourism.

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