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· March, 2012

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from March, 2012

New Book on the African Fashion World

Senegal: Meet Cheikh Bethio Thioune, President Wade Divine Helper

Ethiopia/Eritrea: Netizens Denounce Winds of War as Ethio-Eritrea War 2.0 Looms

Ethiopia and Eritrea fought one of the most gruesome war in the world between May 1998 and June 2000. Following the attack on Eritrea by Ethiopian troops on 17 March,...

Zambia: Government Deregisters Former Ruling Party

Zambia’s biggest opposition party, the MMD which was ousted from power by the Patriotic Front (PF) after the September 2011 elections after 20 years in power, was on March 14,...

Ethiopia/Lebanon: Online Outrage Over Death of Domestic Worker Turns into Activism

Alem Dechasa, the woman seen in a mobile phone video footage circulating online being beaten and dragged by force into a car outside the Ethiopian consulate in Beirut, has committed...

DR of Congo: Videos Helped Convict Thomas Lubanga of War Crimes

On March 14, 2012 the International Criminal Court found Thomas Lubanga, a former rebel leader in the eastern Congo, guilty of using children in armed conflict. The judge said video...

Arab World: Hands Off Clooney!

The United States has arrested actor George Clooney and his father Nick at a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington DC. Arab Twitter users register their protest on their...

Cameroon: UN Drinking Water Data under Question

Africa: A Dumping Ground for Energy-related Waste?

France: The Human Rights Film Festival Awards

Guinea: Journalist Assaulted by Police Officers

Following an assault on a journalist by overzealous security guards at the Central Bank of Guinea on February 27, there was intense indignation among journalists and Guinean and African bloggers.

Uganda: Yes We Kony!

A social media campaign to raise support for the arrest Ugandan guerrilla leader and wanted war criminal Joseph Kony has taken a humorous twist. Parody videos about the campaign are...

A Documentary of the History of Black People in France

Senegal: Discovering Exotic Local Produce

After Kony 2012, “What I Love About Africa” Reclaims Narrative

An online campaign about Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony has caused enormous controversy in Africa. A counter initiative to highlight positive aspects of the African continent #WhatILoveAboutAfrica is now trending...

China: Kony 2012, Chinese Netizen Reactions

Angola: Police Confiscates Computers From the Independent Weekly Folha 8

Mozambique: The People's Wall of Maputo

At the same time that we increasingly see the advance of new technologies which facilitate communication and information, in Maputo the People's Wall has emerged; a large wall in a...

Ethiopia: Outrage Over Abuse of Ethiopian Domestic Worker in Lebanon

A video footage that shows an Ethiopian domestic worker being beaten and dragged by force into a car under the gaze of bystanders outside the Ethiopian consulate in Beirut, Lebanon...

Italy Condemned for Violations of African Refugee Rights

On February 23, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg came to a historic judgment that Italy had violated the European Convention on Human Rights by intercepting and sending...

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