Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

· July, 2005

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from July, 2005

Zimbabwe: ZW$ further devalued on Harare's streets

The Zimbabwean dollar continues to sink on the black market, according to The Zimbabwean Pundit. Officially priced at ZWD $17,600 to USD $1, the street exchange rate is more like...

Zimbabwe:Protesting Chinese aid for Mugabe

Sokwanele wrote a post about a coming demonstration outside Chinese Embassy in London, organized by Zimbabwe Vigil. President Mugabe will be in Beijing this weekend, seeking US$1 billion loan from...

Kenya: AIDS conference

Bankelele attended a conference on HIV/AIDS last week and reports back with some facts and figures.

Sudan: Relief in Khartoum

Humanitarian Hijinks details the stately pleasures Khartoum has in store for the weary aid worker.

Kenya: The Slavery in Our Midst: The Nairobi House Maid

African Bullets & Honey looks at the plight of the Nairobi house maid.

Sudan: The Humanitarian Air Service

The author of Humanitarian Hijinks heads out to Khartoum on the Humanitarian Air Service, the world's lowest-budget airline.

South Africa: Blacks Only!

Jo'Blog reports on a new country club in South Africa that is blacks only…

Kenya: Who Will Win the November Referendum?

The Kenya Democracy Project asks who will win the November referendum?

Ethiopia: Victim profile

Friends of Ethiopia points to an article about a young woman who died in an anti-government protest.

Angola: Same old song and dance

Black Star Journal: “Seems like I write an essay every week on some African leader or another trying to make himself president-for-life.”

Balancing Act on African Blogs

The current issue of Balancing Act – the leading online newsletter reporting on African telecommunications – leads off with an article on African blogs and features several bloggers who are...

Kenya: It was inevitable

After a fan was killed during a previous World Cup qualifying match, Kenya has been ordered to play its next match in an empty stadium, notes Bankelele.

Niger: Yes, it's True, There are Slaves in Niger…

African Bullets & Honey writes about the subject of slavery in Niger.

Ghana: Discussing Podcasts and Video Blogs on Radio Ghana

A few days ago at the video blogging/podcasting workshop I conducted near the University of Ghana, I was interviewed by a journalist from Radio Ghana. I checked out various news...

Nigeria: Going Wireless in Nigeria

Chippla's Weblog looks at a bright spot for Nigeria: the country's burgeoning wireless revolution.

Ethiopia: From Gonder to Niger

Andrew Heavens on how hunger crisises are inherently undramatic.

South Africa: Interview with a hijacker

Jo'blog posts an interview with a former car-jacker. It was passed around by email, so the original source is unclear.

How to Make a Three-Hour Drive a Seven-Hour Nightmare

Yesterday afternoon, a group of us began the drive back to Accra from Patriensa. As you'll see in a future blog entry, our car broke down and we spent hours...

Zimbabwe: The West Must Fix It

This is Zimbabwe reports that The Mugabe government is floating the idea that Western governments should help clean up the fallout from “Operation Clean-Up”.

Sudan: Secretary Rice's Visit

Humanitarian Hijinks has some thoughts on Condolezza Rice's visit to Sudan.

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.


Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site