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Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa

20 July 2014

A Leaked Document Casts A Shadow Over Tanzania's Bright Gas Extraction Outlook

The Bridge

Leaked to the public, a contract between Norway's Statoil and the Tanzanian government highlights how fraught the question of revenues from Tanzania’s gasfields—and who will benefit from them—has become.

17 July 2014

Some Communities in Sub-Saharan Africa Have No Online Presence. ‘Kumusha Takes Wiki’ Wants to Help Change That

Rising Voices

Kumusha Takes Wiki is a pilot project working with local communities in Africa to reduce the information gap and correct the various misconceptions foreigners have about the continent.

16 July 2014

Zambia's President Tried to Prove That He's Hard at Work With These Facebook Photos. Some Aren't Convinced

Zambian citizens are becoming increasingly suspicious of President Sata's unannounced international trips, which the government calls working holidays.

12 July 2014

A Summer Reading List from Global Voices French-Language Contributors

Need some summer reading material? Here's a reading list of mostly Francophone authors recommended by the GV community.

8 July 2014

Ivorian Woman Pushed off 6th Floor for Demanding Salary in Lebanon

A young Ivorian woman was found dead after having been reportedly pushed off the 6th floor of an apartment following a suspected feud with her sponsor over her salary payment.

4 July 2014

Fed Up With the Country's Economic Woes, Ghanaians Launch Their Own Occupy Movement

This comes in the wake of anger against the government for the fast depreciation of the cedi and a fuel shortage that led to long queues at petrol stations.

29 June 2014

Cameroon's Marc Vivien Foé, ‘One of the Greatest Talents Ever in Football’

More than a decade ago, Marc Vivien Foé collapsed and died at the Stade Gerland in Lyon, France, during the Confederations Cup semi-final game between Cameroon and Columbia.

23 June 2014

TV Networks in Africa Squabble Over World Cup Broadcast Rights

Thanks to legal battles and network decisions, some fans on the continent might have a more complicated time tuning in to the World Cup.

Stop Using Growth as an Excuse to Pollute, African Activists Say

The impact of 2014 World Environment Day on Africa: The need for growth on the continent does not absolve nations from protecting the earth, African advocates say.

20 June 2014

Beyond the World Cup Headlines: Protests in Brazil, a Jailed Writer in Cameroon and Foul Play From Fans

You have to know more than just football to understand the World Cup. Deji Olukotun gives a play-by-play of the important free expression and human rights issues.

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