· October, 2014

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from October, 2014

Ebola Strips Africans of Their Cultural and Human Values

  9 October 2014

A social anthropologist and sociologist Ginny Moony explains how Ebola outbreak strips off Africans of their humanity:  The way West-Africans care for their sick and deceased, supposedly differs significantly from that of the rest of the world. This is far from true. All over the world, the essence of care...

Android App Digitises Motorcycle Deliveries in Kenya

  5 October 2014

Erik Hersmann shares his experience with a new Android app that is set to revolutionise motorcycle courier services in Kenya: This year at Pivot East I had my first look at Sendy, which does for motorcycle courier deliveries and customers in Nairobi, what Uber did for taxis and passengers in...

AQIM Losing Ground to Dāʻish in the Sahel Region

  4 October 2014

While the Islamist group Boko Haram threatens to  extend its caliphate in the north -east part of Nigeria, major developments are taking place in the Sahel with respect to the security of the region. Kaci Racelma, a Nigerien blogger wrote in his blog A Niamey ( In Niamey) about the relationship...

Misdiagnosis of Poor Standard of Education in Malawi

  3 October 2014

The language of instruction debate is attracting attention in Malawi after the government's decided that students would be taught in English from Standard One. Steve Sharra joins the debate arguing that the problem of education in Malawi has been misdiagnosed: There are good reasons why many Malawians are happy with...

African Animators Defying All Odds

  3 October 2014

Njeri Wangari highlights 9 amazing animation videos for African children: 1. Jungle Beat Jungle Beat is a fun, family friendly series of CGI animated self-contained, dialogue-free, 5 minute episodes focusing on different animals and the bizarre situations they encounter in nature. From the firefly who is afraid of the dark...

About our Sub-Saharan Africa coverage

Nwachukwu Egbunike is the Sub-Saharan Co-Editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

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