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· June, 2012

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from June, 2012

20 June 2012

Rediscovering Africa's ‘Forgotten’ History

Contrary to what former French President Sarkozy said in a speech in Dakar, the history of the African continent is full of rich civilisations and iconic characters. But this history...

Cameroon: Officials’ Corrupt Behaviors

19 June 2012

Ethiopia: Disconnecting Citizens From the Future

"Well we Ethiopians have never had dragons in our mythology and folklore like Chinese but so far there has been attempt by Ethiopians to bring on dragons to our culture...

Malawi: New Government, Costly Livelihood

The rising cost of living in Malawi has forced some Malawians to come up with innovative ways of making ends meet. Dalitso Chimwaza and several other friends earn a living...

Togo: Violent Police Clash With ‘Save Togo’ Protesters

A peaceful march by the 'Save Togo' collective on June 12 degenerated into a stand off with security forces and around 120 injuries were recorded. Amongst other things, the protesters...

18 June 2012

Mozambique: Need a Ride? Take the Chapa

Mauritania: Security Forces Break Up March, Arrest Activists

Coordinators of the youth opposition organised a demonstration held after Friday prayers on May 18, which saw opposition protestors leave the Saudi Mosque in the capital Nouakchott in a march...

Angola: Rhythms of Resistance, Past and Present

While international human rights organizations and bloggers are calling attention to the escalation of violence and repression against Angolan activists and musicians in the run up to this year's elections,...

Togo: Protests for Human Rights Repressed with Violence

15 June 2012

Zimbabwe: Security Elites Get Facebook Grilling

Widespread concern about about politicization of the military in Zimbabwe has made Roy Bennett, a senior official of Movement for Democratic Change, turn to Facebook to speak his mind about...

Zambia: Meet a Blogger Who Tackles Health Issues

One Zambian female blogger tackles an issue other Zambian bloggers don’t touch — health. Meluse Kapatamoyo has written about dementia, fibroids as well as malaria eradication and the use of...

14 June 2012

Ethiopia: The State of Social Media

Geraldine de Bastion (@geralbine) is an expert on information and communication technology and new media for development. She talks to Global Voices Online about, among other issue, the state of...

Zimbabwe: Netizens Use Facebook Against Compatriot

Zimbabwean followers of popular reality show Big Brother Africa Stargame have taken to Facebook to register their displeasure with one of their compatriot's behavior.

13 June 2012

Mozambique: NGO Launches “Corporate Interests” Transparency Platform

Africa: Improving Governance and Accountability with New Media

L. Abena Annan speaks with Kwami Ahiabenu,II from African Elections Project about the impact of new media technologies in coverage of elections in Africa. African Elections Project enhances the ability...

10 June 2012

Kenya: The State of Social Media

Collins Mbalo speaks with Mark Kaigwa Mark about the state of social media in Kenya. Mark is a Kenyan communications consultant working with brands, businesses and nonprofits across Africa helping...