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· September, 2011

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from September, 2011

21 September 2011

Zambia: Netizens Fill Void of Delayed Election Results

Eighteen hours after Zambia’s September 20 elections closed, inordinate delays by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to release presidential, parliamentary and local government results have led social media sources...

Global: Online Dialogue on Technology for Transparency

Technology for Transparency Network

The Technology for Transparency Initiative, together with New Tactics in Human Rights, invites you to join an online dialogue on 'Using Technology to Promote Transparency'. Join us to discuss new...

Mozambique: Sant'Egidio Community Fights Back Against HIV/AIDS

7 Billion Actions

Lack of access to care for HIV positive people has been well documented on the African continent. Many initiatives strive to show that things could improve with collective effort, and...

Uganda: LGBTI Human Rights Defender Receives Kennedy Award

Frank Mugisha, a Ugandan LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) human rights defender has been selected for the 2011 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award. Haute Haiku reports.

20 September 2011

Zambia: Netizens Ahead of Mainstream Media in Poll Reporting

On social media websites Zambian voters revealed delays of opening of polling stations, late-coming presiding officers, change of polling stations and even a shortage of ballot papers.

19 September 2011

Zambia: Social Media Harnessed to Monitor Polls in Sep 20 Election

Built on the Ushahidi crowdsourcing platform, Bantu Watch encourages registered voters and interested parties in the Zambia September elections to report incidents involving election-related violence, hate speech, corruption and other...

Nigeria: Does Terrorism Pay Better Than Farming?

Cameroon: What if We Did Not Vote on October 9?

In Cameroon, the October 9 presidential election does not seem to be generating much interest amongst the general public. For many Cameroonians, this election has no real stake and voters...

18 September 2011

France, Africa: Suitcases Filled with Cash Expose the Françafrique Connection

In the wake of the Dominique Strauss Kahn scandal, a new furore is now rocking France and the upcoming 2012 French presidential campaign. Robert Bourgi, a shady lawyer and advisor...

17 September 2011

Madagascar: Reactions to the Road Map Agreement to End the Crisis

Uganda: Is This the End of Amnesty for LRA Rebels?

South African: Facebook Profile Picture Creates Controversy

D.R of Congo: California Passes Bill on Congo Conflict Minerals

Zambia: Wikileaks Cables Not As Toxic

Almost a year after the WikiLeaks diplomatic cables' release, Zambia’s tranche of the documents have recently surfaced. As it turns out, nothing drastic has been disclosed by the leaks, which...

16 September 2011

Mauritius: The First Rally of the “Outraged” Youth

Angola: The Hot Embers of a Repressed Protest

Recent events have shaken Angolan society and the state. After a large police response to the demonstration against the 32 year-long government of José Eduardo dos Santos on September 3,...

Africa: Using Social Media for Citizen Engagement

Kenya: WordCamp Kenya 2011

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