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· February, 2015

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from February, 2015

14 February 2015

Mozambique Governor Becomes Target of Backlash—Simply Because She's a Woman

Stela Pinto was nominated as Gaza province's first woman governor, but ever since she's endured attacks on her reputation, including the circulation of obscene photos said to be of her.

13 February 2015

Guinean Bloggers Aren’t Satisfied With Government’s Handling of Ebola Epidemic

"In the fight against the disease, it is clear that the approach taken by the authorities has been haphazard and there has been a lack of communication from the beginning."

11 February 2015

Déjà Vu? New Zambian President Sparks Health Speculation With Holiday

Zambians wonder if President Lungu is sick, despite his clean bill of health, following his holiday barely two weeks in office as replacement to Michael Sata, who died in office.

10 February 2015

Bombshell Election Rigging Allegations Make #EkitiGate a Trending Topic in Nigeria

#EkitiGate is the name given to a scandal involving audio recordings purported to show how some politicians and soldiers rigged the 2014 governorship elections in Ekiti State, Nigeria.

7 February 2015

‘Photoblogging Is My Sustenance’, Says Ugandan Photographer Edward Echwalu

"Sometimes we get discouraged over things that do not matter. Don’t lay your tools down; there are people out there that are feeding from your thoughts. Keep going."

The Flood of the Half-Century — and You Probably Haven't Heard About It

The flooding has displaced nearly 200,000 people in Malawi, destroyed crops and brought fears of disease. In a region already prone to flooding, the future may hold even worse.

5 February 2015

Elections Are Coming Up in Nigeria. Here Comes the Mudslinging

Former Governor of Nigeria's Central Bank Charles Chukwuma Soludo recently sparked a war of words by criticizing the lack of “issue based debate” by the two presidential candidates.

4 February 2015

After 29 Years in Power, Ugandan President Museveni Won't Leave Office

"So its official. There is no democracy in Uganda. It's about Museveni and his Army."

Being a Member of Parliament in Uganda is a Lucrative Business

Ex-Nigerian Military Dictator Running for President Dodges TV Debate

The main opposition candidate for Nigeria's presidential election, former military dictator and retired General Muhammadu Buhari, recently declined participating in a presidential debate.

2 February 2015

Global Voices’ Joey Ayoub: ‘Providing the Context Is Key in Trying to Convey Empathy’ With Gaza

"It takes so much more effort to understand the injustice when context is not easily accessible. And it takes even more effort to try to fight this system from within"