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· September, 2012

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from September, 2012

21 September 2012

Angola: Police Puts End to Protest

Guinea: Fightings Between Peuls and Malinkes Erupt in Conakry

Togo: Waves of Women in Red March Down Lomé for Political Reform

Mozambique: Musician with a Cause

Senegal: ‘Completely White’ Whitening Cream Stirs Outrage

Lightening the skin is a common practice in Africa where the sale of skin lightening products is legal in many countries. In Senegal, a product named 'Khess Petch' is creating...

20 September 2012

Zambia: Former First Lady, Betty Kaunda, Dies

There was an outpouring of grief on social media networks on Wednesday September 19, following news of the death of former Zambian First Lady, Betty Kaunda, wife of Zambia’s first...

Mozambique: Photos of Bike-Taxis in Quelimane

Madagascar: How a Tiny Island Can Explain the Root of the Crisis

19 September 2012

What's the Verdict on Uganda@50 Independence Song?

'Yoga Yoga' is the official celebration song for Uganda's 50th year of independence, featuring Ugandan artists such as Esther Nabaasa, Ruyonga, Barbara Kayaga, Hum Kay and Richard Kaweesa. Some netizens...

Mexico: A Photographic Glimpse into Midwifery Around the World

Intercultural Midwifery is the topic of this Offbeat Mama guest photo blog post by Brooklyn based photographer Alice Proujansky. While 5 months pregnant she traveled to photograph a cultural knowledge...

17 September 2012

Sudan: YouTube Banned After Protesters Burn German Embassy

Angered by the trailer of a movie which insults Prophet Mohammed, made by an Egyptian in the United States and posted on YouTube, Sudanese protesters burned the German Embassy in...

Kenyans Rally to Help Destitute Former Female Champion Boxer

A moving television interview has shown how former Kenyan female champion boxer, Conjestina Achieng, is currently destitute and suffering from mental illness. Kenyan netizens have rallied round to support her.

Ethiopia: Remembering Jailed Dissident Blogger Eskinder Nega

On 13 July, 2012, Ethiopia's federal court sentenced a prominent Ethiopian blogger Eskinder Nega and 23 other opposition activists to 18 years in jail for allegedly participating in terrorist activities....

Should Uganda's Abortion Law Be Revised?

Ugandans are divided over the Center for Reproductive Rights and Development's campaign to revise the abortion law in Uganda. There are approximately 267,000 abortions carried out in Uganda every year,...

13 September 2012

Is Tanzania's Peaceful Reputation in Danger?

Tanzania has experienced several crises since the October 2010 general elections. The most recent case is the violent death of Tanzania journalist Daudi Mwangosi, who was killed by a tear...