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· May, 2013

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from May, 2013

20 May 2013

Are Indian Companies “Land Grabbing” in Africa?

As foreign companies and governments buy or lease land in countries across Africa, the debate continues as to whether this will encourage development or is simply land grabbing. The Hindu's...

Mozambique: Medical Professionals Announce Strike

Mauritania Through a Portuguese Artist's Eyes

Portuguese artist Isabel Fiadeiro lives in Nouakchott, Mauritania, where she paints and runs an art gallery. Fiadeiro also sketches from observation, filling her blog Sketching in Mauritania with images of...

17 May 2013

Comoros Chats About Identity on Twitter

The hashtags #TesPasComorien and #Teamcomoco are stoking conversation among Comorian Twitter users about what it means to be from the island nation of Comoros.

Angola Threatens to Shut Down Media

13 May 2013

Interview: Chadian Blogger and Journalist Expelled from Senegal to Guinea

The Senegalese government expelled Chadian journalist and blogger Makaila Nguebla on May 8, 2013, sending him to Guinea. He explained his situation in an interview with Global Voices' Anna Guèye.

10 May 2013

Leaked Development Plan Raises Land Grab Fears in Mozambique

Against a backdrop of growing concern about 'land grabs' in Africa, a leak from a controversial economic development plan has raised alarm in Mozambique, as well as in donor countries.

9 May 2013

Fight Against Ritual Killings Gears Up in Gabon

The discovery of a young girl's mutilated body on a beach in Gabon's capital city of Libreville has renewed the fight in the Central African country against the superstitious practice...

7 May 2013

US Invitation to Sudanese Official Draws Wide Condemnation

The United States government faced a wave of criticism when news surfaced about an official invitation it has extended to a senior delegation of the Sudanese government, particularly including Nafie...

Remembering Dennis Kimambo

Rising Voices

We're sad to report the untimely death of Dennis Kimambo from the Rising Voices grantee project REPACTED in Nakuru, Kenya. Close friend and colleague Janet Feldman writes this tribute to...

The Team Tanzania TV Drama Series

Congolese-Italian Woman Joins Italy's Cabinet

The nomination of Cecile Kyenge, an Italian professor of medicine originally from the DRC, to the position of Integration Minister in the new Italian government, was applauded by commentators on...

Dar Sketches: Art for Sustainable Development

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