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· March, 2013

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from March, 2013

Tales of Love and Sex from Angola

Rosie Alves is a 21-year-old blogger in Luanda who writes short tales often about love and intimate encounters in her blog "Sweet Cliché". She shares with Global Voices her motivations...

Zambia Readies Corruption Case Against Former President Rupiah Banda

The political and legal stage has been set for the prosecution of Zambia’s former president Rupiah Banda on corruption charges after his presidential immunity was lifted by parliament in a...

“Tough Skin and Brains”: Nigeria's Apps4Africa Winner Talks Tech Innovation in Africa

Fresh off winning the competitive funding Apps4Africa award, Francis Onwumere, who co-founded the real-time collaboration tool Prowork, chatted with us about the project, tech innovation in Africa, and how to...

Unstable State of Justice in São Tomé and Príncipe

The judicial system of Sao Tome and Principe has been in tumultuous tides. Elsa Pinto's appointment to Attorney General's Office raised objections about her judicial past and lasted no more...

Global Voices Podcast Special: Habemus Podcast!

With two African cardinals considered at one point to be potential successors to Pope Benedict XVI, we spoke with Steve Sharra and Abdoulaye Bah from our Africa team about the...

Banned Music and Missing Voices in Angola

The Angolan National Police have confiscated, amongst other works, DVDs by rapper Brigadeiro 10 Pacotes in an act of censorship against voices that are unsettling the Angolan authorities. A protest...

Grievance of a Young Indignant Santomean

Danilo Salvaterra published [pt] a video on Facebook that shows a young boy from São Tomé and Príncipe complaining about the general lack of basic infrastructures not only in Diogo...

São Tomé and Príncipe's Youth Skeptical of Government Promises

On March 6, 2013, the Minister of Youth and Sports of Sao Tome and Principe, Albertino Fernandes, presented the government's intention to train three thousand athletes, to create one thousand...

Rebels Attack in Central African Republic

RJDH -RCA reports that [fr]: According to multiple NGOs in the region, the cities of Mobaye and Bangassou are under attack by dissident rebels of the Sekela coalition in the Central African...

British Security Firm Profits from Mali War

Ramzy Baroud writes [fr] about the conflict in Mali on Pambazuka: British security firm G4S will rake in enormous profits due to the crisis taking place in Mali, Libya and Algeria. Recognized as the...

Niger: How Nomads Navigate the Desert

Adouma Alghoubas writes about the life of nomads in the desert of Niger [fr] : Nomadic people do not have the technological means at their disposal to get their bearings,...

The State of Torture in the World in 2013

On January 23, 2013, an excerpt from the annual report of l'ACAT-France, A World of Torture 2013, makes a fresh assessment of the state of torture in the world [fr]:...

Business Over Politics For Africa's Chinese

Nan Chen, a Chinese American working in Nairobi, interviewed some Chinese expats and local Kenyans about China's business culture in Africa (via Tea Leaf Nation): For Chinese expats, business comes first...

A Zimbabwean Salute to Hugo Chavez

Zimbabwean blogger Takura Zhangazha salutes the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez: “In mourning Chavez from Zimbabwe and from Africa it is key that we remember him for his principled global...

Hissene Habre Victims’ Long Road to Justice

Jacqueline Moudeina writes on Pambazuka.org about the inauguration of a special tribunal in Senegal, to bring Hissene Habre, former dictator of Chad, before the courts [fr]: “Being a victim, is...

Benin Journalist Gets Three Months in Prison

Jolome News notes that the International Federation of Journalists has denounced the sentencing of Ms. Berthe Cakpossa to three months in prison and a fine of 500.000 francs CFA (the...

Nigerians Shake Up Twitter with Yoruba-Language Tweets

Twitter was abuzz with Yoruba, one of the three major indigenous languages spoken in Nigeria, on March 1, 2013 as speakers of the language lit up the microblogging site with...

Bloggers Duke it Out for Ghana's First Ever Social Media Awards

The best and brightest of the Ghanaian blogosphere will be recognized in Ghana's first ever social media awards, organized by the nonprofit BloggingGhana.

Malawi's President Banda Versus ‘Selfish’ Members of Parliament

Malawi's President Joyce Banda has caused chaos in parliament by insisting that members of parliament not get their fuel allowance arrears, saying her government has no money to pay. The...

Kenyans Flood Polls Despite Election Day Violence

Machete-wielding separatists left at least 13 dead in Kenya as millions of people turned out in historic numbers to cast their votes on March 4, 2013 in one of the...

About our Sub-Saharan Africa coverage

Nwachukwu Egbunike is the Sub-Saharan Co-Editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

Njeri Wangari is the Sub-Saharan Africa Co-editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Dércio Tsandzana is the Lusophone (Portuguese) editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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