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· July, 2013

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from July, 2013

17 July 2013

Poet Aimé Césaire's Battle Continues Stronger than Ever

The verdict in the Trayvon Martin case coincided with what would have been Césaire's 100th birthday. Our new author Amadou Lamine Badji from Senegal, examines the correlation.

Judges Go After Soldiers Suspected of Slaughter in Guinea

Ethnic killings have been reported yet again in Guinea. Judges in the country are doing all they can so that such tragedy does not strike anymore.

African Thinkers Blog Competition

Furore Over Sudanese President Al-Bashir’s Visit to Nigeria

The president of Sudan traveled to Nigeria for a summit amid calls for his arrest.

16 July 2013

@InsakaChat: Twitter-Based Platform For Zambians to Speak on Social Issues

@InsakaChat's US-based Zambian founder says she is giving Zambians "a safe place to speak their truths".

Thousands of Congolese Refugees Flood Uganda

More than 30,000 refugees from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo fleeing a rebel attack on the town of Kamango arrived in neighbouring Uganda on Saturday, July 13, 2013.

Benin's President Opens Door to Third Term

President Yayi Boni has proposed an amendment that would twist the law that bans presidents from third terms. Boni won two presidential elections in 2006 and 2011.

São Tomé Pulls ‘Rotten Rice’ After Protests

The rice was part of a 900-ton order worth about two million US dollars imported from Cameroon using public money.

The Beautiful “Country” of Africa

A Public Feud Between Nigeria’s First Lady and a Nobel Laureate

Was Nobel Laureate in Literature, Professor Wole Soyinka sexist in describing Nigeria's First Lady as "a mere domestic appendage"?

12 July 2013

New Internet Law in The Gambia Puts Gag on Government Criticism

Parliamentarians in the tiny West African state of the Gambia have ratified and passed a new law that seeks to tighten laws on Internet freedom. The law seeks to punish...

9 July 2013

Why Can't Madagascar Settle on an Election Date?

Four years since a military takeover plunged the country into political crisis, Madagascar has pushed presidential elections back again and again. What's the hold up, and who's benefiting from the...

Mozambique: Tax Justice Campaign

6 July 2013

Operation Djakpata divides Opinion in Benin

Launched by the Ministry of the Interior, Public Security and Religion, Operation Djakpata has for objective the tracking of all criminals engaged in illegal activities which could disturb the peace...

4 July 2013

Kenya Bans NGO's Local Complementary Currency, Arrests Project Leaders

Kenyan authorities have shut down a social complementary currency project aimed at reinforcing the local economy in Kenya and arrested six of the project leaders under the pretext of counterfeiting.

Did Obama's African Tour Help or Hurt?

US President Barack Obama has finished his six-day tour of three African countries, Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. During his visit, Obama announced a new initiative, “Power Africa”, to double...

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