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· April, 2006

Stories about Blogger Profiles from April, 2006

Ethiopia: Blogging media

Ethiopian blogConcoction points to an op/ed in the Economist that claims that news media are “already feeling the heat” from the blogosphere as blogs are changing the media.

Haitian Blogger Yon Ayisyen: “I'm No Revolutionary Hero”

Yon Ayisien (whose name means “A Haitian”) blogs at Ayisyen Sa Nap Regle? (“What's Up Haitians? ” in Creole) and might as well be renamed HaitiPundit. He is the only...

Kenya: Blog awards

Kenyan Unlimited Kaybee Awards 2006 are now out. A list of winners and nominees can be found on their website. Congratulations to all this years winners.

African women this week.

Congratulations to Kenyan women bloggers who have won Kenya Unlimited Kaybee awards 2006. Mshairi for best poetry blog; Gussaurus for best new blog and most interactive blog; Mama's Junkyard for...

First Latin-American Blog Contest

Atina Chile(ES), a social action movement that promotes blogging in Chile, organize the blog contest “Atina Blog Awards”(ES). Anyone could inscribe, the only barrier was that they be written in...

Botswana: Nata Village blog

The Nata Village is an NGO blog on Nata, a village in Botswana where 37% of the population are HIV+. “This website is dedicated to the people of Nata who...

Voices of African women – this week

Fleur writes about the harrowing case of 7 soldiers sentenced to life for rape and crime against humanity for the rape of 119 underage girls in Congo. The government of...

Ethiopia: Growing blogosphere

ET Weichegud!ET Politics comments on the “the mushrooming ETblogverse.” and theorizes why more Ethiopians in Ethiopia are entering the blogosphere and provides an excellent review of the blogs.

DRC: Building the Demosphere

Blogger Tony Katombe from Le Blog du Congolais invites (FR) readers to sign up for the Demosphere, ” a network of sites, blogs and emails of activists and militants involved...

Zimbabwe: New blog

Enough is Enough is a new group blog from Zimbabwe. Writers include Zimpundit and the site is designed to enable you ” to find a wealth of information in different...

Petition Hu Jintao for Global Voices editor Hao Wu's release

Many Global Voices readers have asked what they can do to hasten our friend and colleage Hao Wu's release from detention in Beijing. Hundreds of you have put badges on...

Nigeria: Coming out gay

Reflections of a gay Nigerian wonders whether anyone is reading his blog? and is contemplating coming “out” in his own name.

Ghana: Tagging in Twi

Neither Here nor There publishes a list of commonly used tags which he then translates into Twi – one of Ghana's main languages.

Kenya: Kaybees Award

Mshairi: All the nominations are now out for the Kaybee Awards (Kenyan blog awards) the winners will be announced on April 19th

Botswana: Blogswana funding

Blogswana explains the funding strategy of Blogswana (blogging for AIDS project in Botswana)

Kenya: Rudeness in the Blogosphere

Diary of a Mad Kenyan Woman comments on rudeness in the blogosphere. In particularl she picks out those who conduct their rudeness annoymously or by using pseudonyms’.. …..”I am thinking...

Nigeria: Blogging ideas for new bloggers

Ethnic Loft writes there is more to blogging than politics and technology and suggests that “upcoming pundits would delve into, and shed more light on, some of these undercovered topics...

Nigeria: Voice blogging

Oro blogs on voice blogging…”You can now listen to all my blog posts — by simply clicking the link that says Listen to this podcast (computer-generated voice).”

The African women’s blogsphere this week

Virtual cartwheels are perhaps our only last recourse as apparently African women are (still) invisible. Black Looks writes about an recent article in the Guardian where the founder of the...

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