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· December, 2012

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from December, 2012

18 December 2012

Increasing Risks of Humanitarian Disaster in Masisi Territory of DR of Congo

Football: Who Holds the Record, Argentina's Messi or Zambia's Chitalu?

Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi has broken most footballing records including the number of goals scored in a season, or has he? An unlikely challenger to Messi's record, who is a...

15 December 2012

Fatal Wage Dispute Sparks Revenge Attacks Against Zambia's Somali Residents

The shooting of a Zambian worker allegedly by his Somali employer after a wage dispute, on 13 December, 2012, has triggered a series of revenge attacks against Somali residents in...

14 December 2012

Young Malagasy Maids Raped and Tortured in Lebanon

Football Players Protest Against the European Under-21 Championship Being Held in Israel

A Timeline of 50 Years of Conflict in the D.R. of Congo

The ongoing conflict between M23 rebels and the Congolese army cannot be totally understood without some historical background on the genesis of these conflicts in the great lakes region. Here...

#Nimeregister Campaign to Promote Voter Registration in Kenya

As the deadline for voter registration exericise approaches, Kenyans on Twitter are using #nimeregister hashtag to encourage each other to vote and share voter registration information, experiences and photos. Nimeregister...

11 December 2012

Global Voices: Where Every Voice Counts

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The idea that every voice counts is one that is very close to the notion of Global Voices as a platform and as a community. As netizens unite to have...

Land Grabbing for BioFuel in Madagascar

When a Coup is not a Coup in Mali

Movement to “Respect The Constitution” in Ethiopia

A group of young Ethiopian bloggers and activists based in Addis Ababa teamed up with Ethiopian netizens to demand their government to start respecting the Ethiopian Constitution. The #RespectTheConstitution campaign...

7 December 2012

Ghana Election 2012, From the Ballot Box

Ghanaian voters went to the polls today to elect a new president and parliament. The main presidential contenders are the current president John Dramani Mahama representing the ruling National Democratic...

New Twists in the Political Crisis in São Tomé & Príncipe

One week after a censure measure by opposition parties passed in Parliament against the minority government of São Tomé and Principe, the President formally removed the government. Online reactions took...

6 December 2012

Africa: Online culture magazine crowdfunds to print special issue

New Technologies Monitor Ghana Elections 2012

As Ghanaians get ready to go to the polls that will be held on 7 December 2012, we would like to point out local initiatives using new technologies to ensure...

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