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· February, 2014

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from February, 2014

18 February 2014

Adapting to Extreme Climate Change in Mali and Madagascar

Climate change has already had a dramatic impact on the economy of two downtrodden countries

17 February 2014

Sudan: Blogger Remains in Detention for Criticizing Presidents

Tajeldin Arja Arja was arrested at a press conference last December, after he criticized the Sudanese and Chadian Presidents for their actions surrounding the conflict in Darfur.

Zambia Ditches English in Primary School for Government-Approved Local Languages

Although there are 73 recognised languages in Zambia, only seven are to replace English as the language of instruction in primary school. Leaders of various ethnics groups oppose the change.

The Millenium Development Goal for Safe Water Is Still Beyond Reach for Many African Countries

On the 11 Wives of Convicted Zimbabwean Preacher

14 February 2014

A Visitor Describes How it Feels to be Mugged by Bulgarian Police

Political scientist and blogger Anastas Vangeli used social networks to describe his experience of extortion by Bulgarian policemen on his way from Macedonia to Poland.

Ending Illegal Logging and Launching Forest Carbon Credits in Madagascar

“Another Face of Africa”: Call for Photos, Stories

Examining the Post-Colonial Evolution of Francophone and Anglophone Africa

Rap Musicians Take on Guinea-Bissau's Drug Trafficking Problem

"This is Guinea-Bissau for those who don't know / This is where the traffickers are given more privileges than college professors / I swear pigs wear ties and suits here."

Video: Why Young Nigerians Leave Home

What Guinea Needs Now is Peace and Stability

13 February 2014

Nigerian Governor Reportedly Pays Bloggers for Meet-Up

"You blog about government wastes, get invited to a government Q&A, & collect money? Newsflash: y'all have chopped state funds"

Doubts Arise Over Nigerian Journalist's Undercover Human Trafficking Exposé

A Nigerian journalist went undercover in a human trafficking syndicate, witnessed two brutal beheadings and lived to tell the tale. But some are questioning the veracity of her report.

12 February 2014

VIDEOS: Argentina's Melting Pot of Culinary Traditions

A large diversity of migrants in Argentina allows us to enjoy a wide array of international dishes often shared in feasts for the various immigrant communities throughout the country.

11 February 2014

‘Blogging Ghana’ to Establish Country's First Physical Social Media Hub

"A physical meeting place, a hub, will go a long way to provide a platform for the experienced bloggers in the organisation to train students and professionals."

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