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· November, 2005

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from November, 2005

South Africa: domestic labour

South African blog, Fodder is disgusted at the latest 6.7% increase in wages for domestic workers….”It is a blight on our new democracy that our government says a person can...

Africa: Commonwealth conference

Mzansi Afrika is one of the few African blogs to mention the recent Commonwealth Conference which took place in Malta to discuss trade issues. Bronwyn comments…”Well and good. Fair farming...

Darfur: firewood patrols

Sleepless in Sudan reports on the return of the “so-called firewood patrols” in Darfur……The idea behind the firewood patrols is pretty simple: the African Union (who has deployed about 6500...

Malawi: Dignitas International

Geeta in Malawi writes on a NGO called Dignitas International which is a humanitarian medical NGO that “responds to the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.”

Zimbabwe: Hijack

This is Zimbabwe writes on a near miss “hijack” …..Today I came close to being hijacked. I got the fright of my life. Two cars were waiting facing opposite directions,...

Congo: November in the DRC

Congo Watch provides a monthly roundup of events in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)…

Ethiopia: VOA

Ethiopian Politics writes in support of the VOA Amharic Program which is described as “A voice to the voiceless”...We the undersigned Ethiopians, Ethio-Americans and friends of Ethiopia who are concerned...

Ethiopia: VOA

Meskel Square reports about an ongoing “war” between Ethiopia and the Voice of America. The battle surrounds VOA broadcast service in Amharic. The Ethiopian News Agency comments on VOA “In...

Kenya: politics

Kenyan Pundit reports that she is “sick and tired of Kenyan politics”….responding to a comment on the sloth that is Kenyan and African politics, she writes “The sloth has unfortunately...

Nigerian Blogosphere

Dabar Objects starts us up this week with “Nigeria and ECommerce: We must be joking”. He pointed out issues about Nigeria doing eCommerce successfully. He discussed why he thinks that...

The Darfur Crisis: Bloggers Speak

The western Sudanese region of Darfur made the headlines for a significant portion of last year when millions of civilians were displaced by fighting between rebel groups and the pro-Sudanese...

Nigeria: Computers for all

Grandiose Parlor continues the discussion around £100 laptops, Simputers and computers for the African masses….Dont we need “school for all” and “health for all” before we get “computers for all”?

Nigeria: AfroBeat Musik

SoundRoots Music blog takes us down memory lane with some free downloads of AfroBeat aka Fela's Musik……..”Anyone with an inkling of musical curiosity has at least heard of Afrobeat. It's...

Africa: AIDS

Its World Aids Day on Thursday and Obifromsouthlondon reminds us of some “distressing” figures…..”Aids is gold and HIV was platinum Sit down, ask them where you get your facts from...

Uganda: Judicial Issues

Black Star Journal has two connected posts on Uganda “Ugandan lawyers strike for judicial independence” and “Amnesty deal for Besigye?” – it seems Museveni may be having second thoughts on...

South Africa: Poetry

The Celestine Truth offers us a poem – “The Articles of my Life”…..With all the harmonius chaos that is surrounding me, Im very fortunate to be blogging now even though...

Islam: homosexuality

Somali/Dutch MP, Ayaan Hirsi Ali received death threats for her collaboraton with Theo Van Gogh (who was assasinated) on the film “Submission” which addressed gender violence in Islam, is now...

Africa: Western media reports

Zimbabwean blogger Dumisani Nyoni, writing on Dumisani's Blog, offers a criticism of Western media interpretatons of Africa particularly Simon Robinson of Time Magazine (European edition)……”finally, why are these journalists [Michael...

Kenya: HIV/AIDS

“This time he has gone to far” writes Feminist African Sister. “As Kenya made it's application for the PEPFAR funds, it emerged that Bush has extended the GAG rule, to...

Africa: Western Media reports

Ethan Zuckerman, My Hearts in Accra comments on a New York Times article that has belatedly ‘discovered’ the state sponsored violence that took place in Ethiopia earliar this month. He...

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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