Friday, March 7: Weekly Top 10 Must Reads
1. Unexpected Africa: Investigating New Ways to Think About the Continent
A New York Times "lesson" could help challenge preconceptions of Africa with articles highlighting the continent's complexities.
Source: New York Times
2. Oscar Pistorius Trial
The internationally-watched trial began this week with a number of notable testimonies. Here is a page with videos and articles produced during the first week of the trial.
3. Wole Soyinka: Why I Don't Want To Be One of The 100 Great Nigerians
The open letter by the Nigerian Nobel prize-winning author in response to a list of the 100 greatest Nigerians, and the nomination of controversial dictator Sani Abacha.
Source: The Guardian
4. Little Town of Champions
The amazing story of the village of Bekoji in Ethiopia. In 20 years, it has seen long-distance runners win 16 Olympic medals.
Source: The Atlantic
5. Troubled Waters
An in-depth look at the ongoing battle between Ethiopia and its neighbors has halted plans to construct a dam.
Source: Foreign Policy
6. Reviving Sudan's Love of Cinema
Find out what groups of cinema lovers in Sudan are doing to resurge the industry.
Source: Al Jazeera
7. Sudan: A Country Ensnared By Poverty, Inequality and Underdevelopment
It was thought to be the solution to deadly regional fighting in Sudan. Now, just a few years after the country's succession and amid the current conflict, one writer is looking at Sudan and South Sudan.
Source: The Guardian
8. WHO Issues New Contraception Guidelines
Why the opportunity for women to seek contraception is being considered a human right by the Wold Health Organization.
Source: Voice of America
9. Saadi Gaddafi Extradited To Libya
After being on the run in Niger since his father's death in 2011, Saadi Gaddafi is now in the custody of Libya's government.
Source: The Telegraph
10. Verdict On Congolese Warlord Seen As Test of ICC
Why many following the trial of a Congolese ex-militia leader will be looking for more than 'justice served' when a verdict is reached this week.