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· August, 2005

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from August, 2005

Blog Day 2005

Blog Day 2005 is making waves throughout the global blogosphere. The one-day celebration, which encourages bloggers to introduce their readers to five new weblogs from other cultures or perspectives, has...

Nigeria: No problem with China textiles

Chippla echoes a view also seen elsewhere in the African blogosphere; why does the West have a problem with the flood of cheap Chinese textiles to hit world ports since...

Uganda: Forced into prostitution

NGO worker Stephen Okello blogs about a conversation with a woman who was forced into prostitution to keep her children alive in war-torn northern Uganda. Many others share her fate,...

Zimbabwe: Totalitarian dream

Under constitutional changes just signed into law by President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabweans will not be allowed to travel freely if they are deemed “a threat to national security”, laments Zimpundit.

Ethiopia: The president reacts's Ethioblog posts the response of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi to criticisms of the country's elections by EU monitors.

Guinea: Private broadcasters allowed

The West African state of Guinea has become the last in the region to allow private broadcasters to operate, reports Black Star Journal.

Kenya: Imagine you are a girl

Arjen Westra (AfrikaReporter) hopes that the rights of women will be better protected in Kenya's new constitution.

Bolivia, South Africa: Microlending

Miguel of MABB points to some positive coverage of Bolivia's microlending industry from South Africa.

Blogs of the World, Aggregate!

Boris Anthony, our good friend and Global Voices’ beloved graphic designer/toolsmith, recently offered this observation: “….In the last 6 months, I have not worked on a single ‘weblog': it's all...

Sudan: Why the silence over Darfur rapes?

Sudan: The Passion of the Present posts an open letter to the United Nations from Eve Ensler, asking why the UN has kept so quiet about the systematic use of...

Nigeria: Web site hacked by Turks

Afrotecnik reports on a hacker attack on a Nigerian Web site by suspected Turkish hackers.

African hunger an established norm

African Bullets and Honey‘s MMK reflects sadly on the implications of Plumpy'nut, a famine relief product specifically designed to be shipped in to African countries to avert starvation.

Cote d'Ivoire: Mr Ziglibithy

Benn loxo has a guest blog about a guitarist from the Cote d'Ivoire who brought a traditional musical form called ziglibithy into a musical world dominated by post-independence francophone pop...

African Women: At the end of the rainbow

All African (Self Help) Bazaar reports on the work of the NGO Rainbo, especially in working against female circumcision/female genital mutilation in African countries.

Zimbabwe: Constitutional changes

Zimpundit foresees further erosion of property rights and other potential abuses resulting from the proposed 17th amendment to Zimbabwe's constitution.

Ethiopia: June 8 massacre

Ethiopundit compiles accounts of the June 8 massacre of civilians in Addis Ababa.

Sudan: Shotgun wedding

Sleepless in Sudan hears about panic and gunfire in the troubled region of Darfur, only to discover that the shots were fired in honor of a newly-wed couple.

Nigeria: Bloggers unite

Kazey Journal has set up a new site,, aimed at bringing Nigerian bloggers together, and calls for volunteers to help run it.

Nigeria: Follow the money

Black Looks reports on investigations into the financial affairs of Nigeria's vice-president, Atiku Abubakar.

English, Bilingual, and Political Bloggers in Tanzanian Blogosphere

For reasons that are mainly attributed to Tanzania‘s post independence political ideology of Ujamaa, which emphasized strong national identity through the extensive use of Kiswahili, the dominant language in the...

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