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Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa

12 September 2014

Oscar Pistorius’ Verdict Ends the Biggest Social Media Event in South African History

According to Data Drive Insights, the trial is the biggest social media event in South Africa's history, producing an estimated 3.5 million tweets since Reeva Steenkamp's murder in February 2013.

10 September 2014

Less Than 10% of Rural Sub-Saharan Africans Have Access to Electricity. What's Being Done to Change That?

Fifteen percent of the world's population lives in Africa, yet they represent only 3 percent of global electricity consumption. Organizations are carrying out various electrification projects to wire the continent.

5 September 2014

As Ebola Strikes, a Guinean Blogger Laments the Country's Lack of Online Community

"What happened to the Guinean blogosphere? Does Guinea even have a blogosphere to speak of? [...] Aren't we just too often the self-centered, passive spectators of the the world's convulsions?"

Activists and Bloggers Worldwide Ponder Lessons Learned From the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

There is no denying that more people are now more aware of ALS than ever before, but critics have accused the campaign of focusing on self-congratulating deeds.

1 September 2014

From Liberia to South Korea, West Africa's Ebola Outbreak Is Met With Ignorance and Paranoia

A pub in South Korea posted a notice turning away Africans "due to Ebola virus," and a Nigerian millionaire preacher is offering to cure Ebola patients with his special water.

28 August 2014

Outspoken Mozambican Hip-Hop Artist Azagaia Is Appealing to Fans for Donations to Remove His Brain Tumour

Edson da Luz, better known as Azagaia, has won fans for challenging those in power and addressing social issues in his music.

Shame and Outrage in Algeria After Cameroon Footballer Albert Ebossé Is Killed by an Object Tossed from the Stands

"No desire to resume the league after the death of #Ebosse! #Disgusted. Our lives are worth more than this rubbish."

27 August 2014

Cameroonian Striker Albert Ebossé's Death in Algeria Raises Questions About Stadium Security

The footballing world is in a state of shock following the death of 24-year-old Ebossé, killed by a projectile thrown from the stands after a match.

25 August 2014

Is Zambia’s President Sata Working Quietly Behind the Scenes or Seriously Ill?

Zambia's President Michael Sata has not been seen in public since May. Many are speculating that the former publicity-loving politician is ailing.

18 August 2014

Bridging the Digital Divide? Facebook and Telcos Bring Free Apps to Zambia

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