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· August, 2012

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from August, 2012

15 August 2012

Video: What Egypt, Congo, Uganda and Colombia Have in Common

The search for justice in the wake of conflict is what Egypt, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Colombia have in common. The Case for Justice is a series...

Mauritania: Using Twitter to Mock the President

On August 6, President General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz appeared on national television - while police attacked a journalist who was covering the assault and arrest of a guest who...

Côte d'Ivoire: CivRoute, a Citizen Project to Monitor Road Traffic in Real Time

Is China's Africa Policy Failing?

The news of a Chinese mining boss being allegedly killed by striking workers in Zambia has caught Chinese netizens' attention, prompting them to compare the working conditions in both countries...

14 August 2012

Global Voices Podcast: More From #GV2012

In this edition of the Global Voices Podcast you'll hear more from our Summit which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, back in July, including some of our contributors and selected...

Oil Exploration Prompts Lake Malawi/Nyasa Ownership Dispute

News that Malawi is exploring oil on Lake Nyasa (also known as Lake Malawi) has attracted hot debate. While the Malawian government claims exclusive ownership, Tanzania is pressing for recognition...

Mauritania: Demanding an End to Military Rule

Mauritanians took to the streets in a massive march calling for the end of their country's military rule. The march, on June 23, 2012, was organised by the Coordination of...

13 August 2012

Uganda: Against Odds, Gay Pride Events Take Place in Entebbe

Uganda attracted worldwide attention in 2009 when a member of parliament introduced the so-called "Kill the Gays" bill criminalizing same-sex relations, and again earlier this year, when LGBT activist David...

Zambia: Four Women Murdered in Possible Ritual Killings

A recent spate of murders of women in Lusaka, widely considered to be ritualistic killings, have shocked the nation to the core. Some online have sympathized with the families concerned...

Africa: Moving Beyond the Resource Curse

Why is it that African nations endowed with many natural resources such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria or Madagascar to name a few are also plagued with endemic...

12 August 2012

Togo: Demanding a proper rule of law and a fair share of the country's wealth

Cameroon: Olympic Escape – Blame the System, Not the Athletes

"It's rather sad, however, to see that our country has become a prison, from which everyone wants to escape at any cost." Cameroon delves into reasons behind the disappearance of...

Africa: Innovation, Education and Nature

Ghana: President's Funeral in Pictures

Ghana: Orphaned Orphans

11 August 2012

US, Equatorial Guinea: Rebranding an African Dictator

"This is equivalent of organising a conference on free speech in North Korea - then getting Kim Jong-un to cut the ribbon." US-based human rights group, the Sullivan Foundation is...

Côte d'Ivoire: Debate Rages over University Fees

The universities of Côte d'Ivoire are getting ready to re-open their doors on September 3, 2012, bringing to an end long months of closure, controversially ordered by the Ivorian president....

Guinea: Statistics on Poverty on the Rise