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Jane Ellis

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Panama-based French/Spanish to English Translator. Working for Global Voices is challenging but fun – I love getting insider knowledge on events in parts of the world less well covered by the mainstream media.

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5 December 2013

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5 Energy Treasures in Africa You Haven't Heard About

Most African countries still suffer frequent power outages which inhibit economic growth. They are not, however, lacking in resources. This post outlines some of those least known in Africa.

26 November 2013

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Reasons for Power Outages in Benin

Benin has suffered more power outages over the last few days with the national electric energy company (SEEB) denying all responsibility. Nigeria supplies a large quantity of Benin's power, even...

8 November 2013

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Newfound Oil Met With Hope, Concern in Benin

The Benin government has announced the discovery of a source of oil in the Sèmè-Podji region. The find has pleased some, but others remain skeptical.

5 October 2013

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Interview with Guinea Boxing Champ Turned Belgian Politician

Making the transition between the worlds of high level sport and politics has never been easy. It is even more difficult when two different countries are involved. Bea Diallo explains...

2 October 2013

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Central African Republic: “Don't Forget About Us!”

The Central African Republic conflict between the Central African government and Seleka rebels has worsened alarmingly since December 2012. The humanitarian situation is catastrophic in certain towns but especially in...

17 July 2013

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Judges Go After Soldiers Suspected of Slaughter in Guinea

Ethnic killings have been reported yet again in Guinea. Judges in the country are doing all they can so that such tragedy does not strike anymore.

6 July 2013

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Operation Djakpata divides Opinion in Benin

Launched by the Ministry of the Interior, Public Security and Religion, Operation Djakpata has for objective the tracking of all criminals engaged in illegal activities which could disturb the peace...

4 July 2013

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Obama in Africa: Catching Up with China

President Obama is touring Africa from June 26 to July 3, 2013. He recently visited South Africa after visiting Senegal. After that, moving on to Tanzania. Many commentators believe this...

20 June 2013

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Inter-oceanic Canal Project Leads to Doubt and Rejection in Nicaragua

A controversial law granting a Chinese company the concession to build an inter-oceanic canal in Nicaragua has generated great discussion among the population. Although the law was passed by the...

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