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· August, 2011

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from August, 2011

23 August 2011

Chile: Expats Unfazed as U.S. Embassy in Santiago Issues “Emergency Message”

The United States Embassy in Santiago has emailed an “emergency message for U.S. citizens” registered in Chile to keep out of the frequent and increasingly violent protests, but foreigners in...

Video: Women Transforming Communities

Voices of Women Worldwide brings together people from all over the world interested in promoting the voices of voiceless women, young girls and children using all the different media they...

Cameroon: Strength in Diversity

20 August 2011

Somalia: Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan In Mogadishu

Rwanda: Interacting With the Tweeting President

Global Voices Author Gershom Ndhlovu interacts with Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Twitter. Kagame’s Twitter exchange with netizens puts him far ahead of his contemporary African leaders.

19 August 2011

Uganda: Ugandans Take Fight to Save a Rainforest to Internet

The Mabira Forest is found in central Uganda near the capital Kampala. It’s one of the few natural rain forests that remain after years of degradation. Ugandans are fighting their...

17 August 2011

Uganda: Minister Claims Opposition Using Social Media to Prepare for War

Uganda’s Minister for Security claims that Ugandan activists are using Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to wage a campaign against the country's security forces and to prepare young people for war.

16 August 2011

Malawi: Confusion and Uncertainty Over August 17 Vigil

With hours to go before August 17, the day set aside for follow-up nation-wide demonstrations in Malawi, a cloud of uncertainty hovers over the country. One team has announced a...

Africa: The Looting of African Fishery Resources

Senegal: Mayor Becomes the Oldest Elementary School Graduate

Madagascar: Sanctions Result in Economic Decline and Food Insecurity

After two and a half years of transitional government, Madagascar has experienced a slow, seemingly unstoppable decline of its fragile economy that has put a strain on the lives of...

15 August 2011

Zambia: Netizen Launches Vlog Ahead of Elections

As Zambians are getting ready for the country's September 20 tripartite elections, a Zambian political activist has decided to put across his political and socio-economic messages through videos. He shares...

Blogging in Portuguese on Special Education

13 August 2011

Nigeria: Adrift, Awaiting the Arrival of a Woman?

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is Nigeria’s new Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister for the Economy. Until recently, she was the Managing Director of the World Bank. As soon as her appointment was...

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