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· November, 2009

Stories from Quick Reads from November, 2009

Africa: Why are African intellectuals so depressing?

  28 November 2009

Why are African intellectuals so depressing?, wonders Kenyan blogger Kaasa: “Hello! Today on my way back to the hotel, I saw the current Oct-Dec 2009 BBC Focus on Africa magazine at a newsstand and read Mukoma wa Ngugi’s article “We Are Sailing”. My goodness. Talk about a super depressingly-depressing article.

Nigeria: Nigeria manufactures armoured vehicle

  28 November 2009

Nigeria's first locally manufactured armoured carrier was built by two Nigerian brothers, Victor and Johnson Obasa, who recently returned from the U.S. hoping to use their talents in boosting security and creating employment, Euro-Africa reports.

Guatemala: Jumaytepeque Volcano

  28 November 2009

Guatezona [es] provides information about the tourist destination of Jumaytepeque Volcano in Santa Rosa department in Guatemala, including the time needed to climb and the routes to take.

Ecuador: Carlos Vega Book

  29 November 2009

In Ecuador, Eduardo Varas reviews the most recent book written by Carlos Vera [es] and its place in the current conflict between the government and the press.

Namibia: A quick update from VSO volunteer

  28 November 2009

A quick update from a VSO volunteer in Namibia: “As part of the immunisation program I’ve been on two crazy adventures into the deepest darkest Namibian bush, over mountains and through deserts (literally) to take nurses and other health staff out to do health education and immunisations.”

Namibia: Namibia elections 2009 mashup

  28 November 2009

Namibia citizens can submit reports of election related incidents to Namibia Elections 2009 site, “By sending a message to 0855900886. By sending an email to namibianrights@gmail.com. By filling a form at the website.”

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