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· January, 2012

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from January, 2012

23 January 2012

“Teaching through humiliation: tough love or cruelty?”

Mozambique: Mayor Shares Photos of Storm Damage on Facebook

Madagascar: Exiled Former President Ravalomanana Refused Return

Since January 18 2012, former president Marc Ravalomanana has announced that he would return to Madagascar soon after being in exile in South Africa for three years. On January 21,...

20 January 2012

Zambia: Blogger Challenges Ex-ruling Party's Query On Guy Scott's Appointment

The former ruling party, the MMD, has questioned the legality of the appointment of independent Zambia’s first white Vice President, Dr Guy Scott, threatening to take the matter to the...

Liberia: Was the Presidential Oath of Office Taken Improperly?

Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf took the oath of office on January 16, 2012 in Monrovia. One Liberian blogger argues that Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is not Liberia's President because she did...

19 January 2012

Uganda: Controversy Over King of Buganda's Child Out of Wedlock

On Tuesday January 17, 2012 the Buganda kingdom in Uganda announced the birth of a second son of their King (Kabaka), Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II. The announcement has sparked controversy...

18 January 2012

Sudan: Sudanese Activist, Alim Boushi, Freed from Prison

A case that Sudanese bloggers have been highlighting in recent days, indicating the current repressive state of affairs in Sudan, is the arrest of the Sudanese political activist and engineer...

17 January 2012

Belgium, D. R. of Congo: Miss Belgium 2012 on Gay Marriage

Liberia: Lawmaker in the Web of Nudity

Netizens discuss the recent revelation of a scandalous episode of nudity widely known in Liberia as ‘Snoweleaks' or ‘Snowegate' which involves Edwin Melvin Snowe, Jr., a very popular lawmaker.

South Africa: The Blogosphere's Take on ANC's 100 Years

The African National Congress (ANC) has just celebrated its 100 years in existence in South Africa, moving from a radical resistance movement to the leading political party in the country....

Black Women in European Politics: from Struggle to Success

Nowadays, it is a common to witness African-born women with successful careers in Europe. Despite the evident challenges, many have also distiguished themselves in politics. Still, it was not so...

15 January 2012

Video Highlights: Activism, Freedom of Speech, Identity and Culture

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Middle East and North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, Western, Eastern and Central Europe, East Asia and Latin America,...

13 January 2012

Africa: Good Development Blog

Kenya, Somalia: Twitter War – Kenyan Army Versus Al Shabaab

Kenya's military incursion into Somalia against the militant group Al Shabaab dubbed “Operation Linda Nchi” (Swahili for “Operation Defend the Country”) has found a new battleground: Twitter.

Occupy Nigeria: From Cyberspace to Face-to-Face

Occupy Nigeria is a national protest in Nigeria which started as a response to the fuel subsidy removal by the federal governmnet. The protest has been fueled by the democratization...

South Africa: Braille Burgers and Social Media

12 January 2012

Cameroon: Essayist and Blogger Arrested and Charged with Robbery

Enoh Meyomesse, a Cameroonian writer and blogger, was arrested on November 22, 2011, at Nsimalen airport in Yaoundé, Cameroon on his way back from Singapore. Charged with robbery by the...

Madagascar, Ethiopia: Arable Lands on Sale