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· December, 2013

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from December, 2013

12 December 2013

6 People From Madagascar You Should Know

Learn about six Malagasy personalities worth knowing for anyone wishing to better understand the island of Madagascar.

Mandela and Mao, Not Much in Common

11 December 2013

#52ThingsAboutTanzania to Celebrate 52 Years of Independence

Tanzania mainland celebrated 52 years of independence on December 9, 2013. To celebrate, started the hashtag #52ThingsAboutTanzania to share facts and figures about the country.

6 December 2013

On Twitter, Peruvians Remember Song Dedicated to Mandela

Music Lovers Remember King of Congolese Rumba Tabu Ley Rochereau

"Africa has lost a true legend in the music fraternity. #Tabuley's music inspired many both young & old. We will dearly miss you."

17 Pieces of Wisdom from Nelson Mandela that Everyone Needs to Read

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, continues to speak to the world through Twitter users who have reacted to the news of his death by sharing his memorable quotes.

#GVMeetup: Global Voices in Real Life

GV Face

In this episode of GV Face we are joined by an all-star panel made up of #GVMeetup facilitators from Egypt, Pakistan, and Portugal.

Chairman Mao Is Greater Than Nelson Mandela, Chinese Leftists Say

"I don't understand why India's Gandhi and South Africa's Mandela receive so much praise. Of course they were great, that's all. But Chairman Mao surpassed them all."

Nigerians Celebrate Nelson Mandela, ‘A Source of Inspiration for People’ Everywhere

Nelson Mandela, beloved statesman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, died on December 5, 2013. Nigerians are celebrating the powerful legacy left behind by South Africa's first black president.

5 December 2013

5 Energy Treasures in Africa You Haven't Heard About

Most African countries still suffer frequent power outages which inhibit economic growth. They are not, however, lacking in resources. This post outlines some of those least known in Africa.

Heavy Shootings between Seleka Soldiers and Bozize Loyalists in Bangui, CAR

4 December 2013

Traffickers Force Smuggled Refugees to Rape Each Other in Sinai

About 30,000 people have been trafficked to Sinai, Egypt, over the last five years. Cairo-based journalist Bel Trew tweets from a Press conference on the matter, to shed light on...

French Strategical Report to Counter China's Economic Influence in Africa

Football, Building Social Cohesion in Niger

Rising Voices

Sports - and especially football - can be an ideal vehicle to reinforce social cohesion in Nigerien communities scattered across the country's wide territory.

1 December 2013

BBC, Guardian, Play Cricket With Facts: The Real Tendulkar-Taliban Story

The Taliban say they did not give a warning against praising Indian cricketer Tendulkar and are upset that they have been misquoted so far and wide since November 28, 2013.