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· 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.

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