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· October, 2018

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from October, 2018

31 October 2018

Madagascar citizens demand transparency in a fishy deal with China

The livelihoods of Madagascar’s coastal communities will be seriously threatened if they must compete with the potential catch capacity of these fishing boats.

29 October 2018

A Mozambique surfwear retailer thought is was a good idea to name their store “Hitler”—Netizens disagreed

The "Hitler" store, which seems to have been in business since early October, is located in one of the largest shopping centers in the country.

24 October 2018

Burundi clamps down on international NGOs and rejects human rights criticisms

In September, the National Security Council announced all NGOs – except in hospitals and schools – were suspended for three months from October 1, and mining companies for one month.

19 October 2018

White saviors, Liberian schools

The Bridge

For some African nations, the allure of outsourcing their education systems to well-funded foreign NGOs is hard to resist. But it's the most vulnerable who end up paying the price.

13 October 2018

Mozambicans react: decriminalisation of marijuana in South Africa

South Africa is a major destination for young Mozambicans for jobs and studies, and many were left wondering how the ruling will affect them.

12 October 2018

Why are African governments criminalising online speech? Because they fear its power.

Advox

The noise we make on digital platforms scares oppressive regimes. In some cases, it can even force them to rescind their actions.

8 October 2018

Portuguese PM drew criticism over clothing choice during visit to Angola

António Costa's official visit to Angola following months of diplomatic tensions between the two governments has caused a stir over his clothing choice.

1 October 2018

Operation Leave Home: a new social media trend encourages young Angolans to fly the coop

"At this moment, I am on the street crying without knowing where to go."

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