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· May, 2005

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from May, 2005

Tuesday Global Blog Roundup

  31 May 2005

East Asia China Daily runs a USA Today article about a Chinese knock-off of American Idol, but, as Asiapundit points out, forgets to remove an embarrassing bit of copy. CSR Daily uncovers the ironic news that anti-poverty wristbands were probably made in Chinese sweatshops. I suppose it could have been...

Kenyan Blogs Roundup

  30 May 2005

This is long overdue. - Scentiments on something that many Kenyan bloggers based in the diaspora can relate to – missing Kenya. - Kenyan politicians inspire a WTF moment. - This is probably not what the proponents of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act envisioned. Also via Bankelele, book lovers...

Monday World Blog Roundup

SOUTH ASIA: Photo: “Cheapest Commuter” by Karachiblog. Kiruba reports on the Nth Chennai bloggers’ meeting. SelectiveAmnesia has pictures. MIDDLE EAST: Iran's Guardian Council has released its approved list of presidential candidates and the reformist blogging candidate Mostafa Moeen is not among them. Some blogger reaction: – Mr. Behi says the...

Friday World Blog Roundup

  13 May 2005

Central Asia: Kudos to Lyndon at Scraps of Moscow and Nathan at Registan.net for their excellent collection of posts and links, aggregating and translation (by Lyndon) of information about the Uzbekistan uprising. Baltics: This picture appeared around Latvia during President Bush's visit. All About Latvia explains what “Peace Duke” means....

Thursday World Blog Roundup

  12 May 2005

Africa: Picture via Sotho, drawn by 13-year old McGlen of Johannesburg, South Africa. He wants to be a veterinarian. Courtesy Creative Connections. Thinkers Room says it shouldn't be this hard. Afromusing thinks Kenya needs a “hygrid.” Special Blog Coverage: Iranian Presidential elections: Mr. Behi thinks U.S. pressure on Iran over...

Wednesday World Blog Roundup

  11 May 2005

Africa: Congrats to Jewels in the Jungle on the first anniversary of this excellent African issues blog. Jewels is running a great series of photos of Ugandan schoolchildren by photographer Susanne Behnke taken in 2003. See them here, here and here. Black Looks has started a bimonthly roundup of Nigerian...

Tuesday World Blog Roundup

  11 May 2005

Iran: Iranian presidential candidate Dr. Mostafa Moeen recently met with bloggers. (Moeen also has his own blog in Persian.) Adventures of Mr. Behi has a detailed account – in English! – of the meeting. If you click through nothing else on this post today, click through to that. Omid of...

Monday World Blog Roundup

  9 May 2005

Middle East: Woodstock in the sand dunes? Chan'ad Bahraini has a long report and many photos on a large and peaceful protest in Bahrain demanding constitutional reform. (No sign of this story in the mainstream Western media that I have found.) He says the protest had a “Woodstock feel” to...

Voices From Kiswahili Blogosphere

  9 May 2005

There are fifteen active and two inactive Kiswahili bloggers. Sixteen bloggers are Tanzanians and one is Kenyan. Several new Kiswahili bloggers are currently working on their blogs but not yet ready to go public. The main conversation in the Tanzanian blogosphere is the nomination of the Minister for Foreign Affairs,...

Friday World Blog Roundup

  6 May 2005

Asia AngryChineseBlogger discusses the continuing issue of seven Christian priests detained last month in northern China. SimonWorld discusses and links to several articles about how Google deals with the Great Firewall. Isaac Mao points to signs that Chinese bloggers are being blocked for not registering after recent rules changes. Blogdai...

Wednesday World Blog Roundup

  4 May 2005

Middle East: Chan'ad Bahraini has a series of good photos and a long blog post about Tuesday's demonstration in front of Bahrain's Ministry of Information. He says 40-50 people gathered to oppose the ministry's decision to press charges against three moderators of the online forum BahrainOnline.org, one of whom is...

Kenyan blogs roundup

  4 May 2005

Lucy Kibaki, Kenya's First Lady, has been dominating the Kenyan blogosphere and Kenyan online community over the last few days, particularly after the slap that was heard around the world. A sample of reactions: - Thinker provides the tongue-in-cheek version of events. - Martin Kimani of Bullets and Honey thinks...

Tuesday World Blog Roundup

  3 May 2005

Middle East: Firas Georges of Iraq&Iraqis reflects on Iraq's future from Dubai while on his first-ever vacation outside of Iraq. (Photo of Emirates Towers, Dubai, by Saudi) Iraq the Model gives an English summary of a firsthand blog account in Arabic about a freshly discovered mass grave. Riverbend of Baghdad...

Child Soldiers in the DRC

  2 May 2005

WITNESS – Child Soldiers in the DRC Since 1996, war has ravaged the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some four million people have died as a result of the armed conflict and over ten thousand children have been used as child soldiers. Today, the country is in fragile transition, with over...

Monday: What the world's bloggers care about today

  2 May 2005

Inspiration of the Day from Africa: Comic Seriosity Balance tells us about a new comic strip launched by Schoolnet Namibia. Called Ha Ti! or “Listen Up!”, the comic strip “spreads the word about the ways that computers and the internet can transform learners’ and teachers’ lives.” The strip is produced...

About our Sub-Saharan Africa coverage

Nwachukwu Egbunike is the Sub-Saharan Co-Editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

Njeri Wangari is the Sub-Saharan Africa Co-editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Dércio Tsandzana is the Lusophone (Portuguese) editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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