Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from August, 2014
Zambia's Cabinet Should Probe President's Health
In view of widespread rumors regarding the health of Zambia's president, Michael Sata, Gershom Ndhlovu argues that the constitution mandates the cabinet to probe his health: The last time Zambia’s President Michael Sata was seen publicly was on or around June 20 when he hosted a Chinese government delegation led...
Investors Should Explore Nigeria Despite Negative Reports
Chris Akor's investors’ guide to Nigeria intends to demonstrate how the negatives reports about Nigeria have no basis in reality and that investors who have ignored the reports have been making huge returns on their investments: Undue clatter has trailed the release of Nigeria’s rebased GDP figures – a purely...
How Kenyans Can Lead a Double Life in the US
Danstan Obara shows how Kenyans can lead a double life in the US: The American double life starts by making sure that your social security card does not have the stamp that says “Valid for work only with INS authorization”. The things that people do to get rid of this...
Can President Obama Change African Dictators’ Ways? Not Likely, Says Chadian Blogger
"The fundamental question remained: What steps can the American president take to change things around?"
How the Youth Contribute to Disaster Risk Reduction
The youth are a valuable resource to use in identifying and preventing disasters.
4 Infographics on the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
4 infographics to know about the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
Ugandan Court Strikes Down Anti-Gay Law on a Technicality
Members of the LGBTI community celebrated the court ruling on social media, despite homosexuality remaining illegal in Uganda.
Cameroon Just Witnessed a Brutal Islamist Attack. But You Wouldn’t Know It Watching Network TV.
When the most brutal attack by the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram in Cameroon took place, citizens had to turn to foreign media and social networking sites for news.
“From the [Four] Compass Points of the Earth Arises a Mighty Cry — #FreeZone9Bloggers!”
From Hong Kong to Islamabad to Cairo to San Francisco, allies across the globe tweeted their support for Ethiopia's Zone9 bloggers, who have been in prison for 102 days.
Weighing the War Against Boko Haram After an Attack Leaves 31 Cameroonian Elites Dead or Kidnapped
On July 27, 2014 the terrorist group Boko Haram managed to kidnap the wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister, Ahmadou Ali, and kill his family members.