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· December, 2011

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from December, 2011

21 December 2011

Mauritania: Bloggers Call for the Boycott of Government-Sponsored Conference

Mauritania announced plans it would host Arab bloggers and activists involved in Arab revolutions in its capital Nouakchott. Its bloggers have joined forces to call on their Arab counterparts to...

20 December 2011

Africa: New Blog: See Africa

Malawi: Actor's Arrest Reminiscent of Past Dictatorship's Censorship Laws

Malawi police on Sunday afternoon December 18, stormed a stage on which a play was being performed, arrested the main actor mid-sentence and led him away into a waiting police...

Global Voices: Donate Today

2011 has been an extraordinary year for online content. Global Voices has been there as revolutions happened, dictatorships fell, and network effects rippled through the cities and neighborhoods of our...

19 December 2011

Rwanda: Blogging From Rwanda

Africa: Women4Africa Awards

Zambia: Sata at Close Quarters

Mozambique: The Irrepressible Facebook Blogger

Mozambique is a country with a few superbloggers and little else to report in terms of consistent expression on the open internet, but with dramatic growth of Facebook (via mobile)...

17 December 2011

Rwanda: Online Reactions to Reduced Sentence for Genocide Mastermind

The Appeals Chamber at the International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda (ICTR) based in Arusha, Tanzania has reduced the sentence of Rwandan genocide "kingpin" Theoneste Bagosora from life to 35 years....

Africa: Awesome Africa

15 December 2011

Rwanda: Tweeps Debate as President Kagame Eyes Third Term

As debate on whether Rwanda's constitution should be amended to allow for a third term rages on, Rwandan President Paul Kagame says that citizens are free to say that they...

14 December 2011

Zimbabwe: Outrage as Octogenarian Mugabe Eyes 2012 Election

ZANU-PF has endorsed Robert Mugabe as their candidate for Zimbabwe's presidential election expected next year. If it happens, Mugabe will be 88 years old and Africa’s second oldest person to...

10 December 2011

Zambia: President Sata Accuses Central Bank of Printing Fake Money

The recent dramatic disclosures of corruption in Zambia have been met with mixed reactions with some netizens supporting the government's actions while others expressly disapprove of the way the president...

Mozambique: Epic, tweeted land journeys from up north

9 December 2011

Angola: Police Represses Peaceful March in Cazenga

Tanzania: Blogging and Tweeting Tanzania@50

The mainland part of the United Republic of Tanzania, Tanganyika, has turned 50. Bloggers and Twitter users are celebrating and reflecting on the future of Tanzania.

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