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· January, 2006

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from January, 2006

South Africa: Condoms in the classroom

Mzansi Afrika comments on the debate taking place in South Africa over whether condoms should be available in classrooms …”The main argument, surprise, surprise, was from the whole moralistic religious...

South Africa: Afrikaans usage

Moral Fibre from South Africa, reports on a row over the Afrikaans language between opposition parties and a military judge who complained about the use of the language in an...

Nigeria: hostages freed

Nigerian Times reports on the freeing of hostages in Nigeria's Niger Delta.

Nigeria: Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Molara Wood points to an interview with Kenyan writer, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, in Saturdays UK Guardian…..”I told them I wanted to be in touch with the everyday. But we returned...

Kenya: Myths

Diary of a mad Kenyan woman writes on the “myth of the strong black woman“

Zimbabwe: going hungry

This is Zimbabwe comments on the lack of compassion and failure to manage crisis by Zanu-PF….

Ethiopia: internet reporter held

Meskel Square reports from Ethiopia on the three headline news items…Ethiopia indefinitely bans exports of four kinds of food crops ; Internet reporter held without charge in Ethiopia; Court orders...

Africa: Contributions to civilisation

Afrikan Eye publishes an article on the Africa's contribution to civilisation…..“Contributions to astronomy”

Ivory Coasts: French interests

Watch France writes that France is only concerned with advancing French interests….”Anything that advances French interests is acceptable. Murder, corruption, the buying off of African leaders, disinformation and the list...

Burkina Faso: Gold mining

Keith of under the acacias writes on gold mining in Burkina Faso and asks if they are a blessing and for who?…..Mining has been a controversial subject in Burkina Faso...

African Music Roundup

What is African hip hop? From Nairobi to Dakar hip hop has caught the imagination of the youth producing so many rap crews, breakers and all round b-boys. Some argue...

Mozambique: floods

African Water Journal blog reports on the floods in Mozambique which is presently affecting some 12,000 people….”Water levels in the Zambezi River Basin were still precariously high”

Republic of Congo: Sassou-Nguesso

Congo Watch reports that the newly elected Chairman of the AU, Denis Sassou-Nguesso, began his role as “African peace mediator on Sunday, meeting with the prime minister of civil war-divided...

Ethiopia: War against disinformation

One Ethiopia writes on a complaint he made to The Manitoban about an article they published which he said had numerous errors on “its description of the protagonists and its...

Nigeria: feminism in Africa

Jangbalajugbu-Homeland Stories reports on a discussion at his university (University of Obafemi Awolow – Ife) on “Feminism & its role in contemporary Africa”….”the audience argued about Religion and Culture and...

Sudan: genocide

SudanReeves reports that Sudan's displaced populations in Darfur are still at risk of being annihilated….”The ghastly final stage in the ongoing violent destruction of non-Arab or African tribal populations in...

South Africa: Stereotypes

South African blog, The Hope Flower points to a piece written by” Caine Prize winner Binyavanga Wainaina on stereotypes about Africa. “

Nigeria: Davos

Grandiose Parlour reports on the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos and asks…”What does it mean to Auntie Ngozi in her dusty, remote, erosion-ravaged village in the hills of Ubakala,...

Nigeria: Fela and the State

Chippla's Weblog writes on Fela and the State…..”While the state appeared to have no problem with Fela's marriages, it simply refused to accept a republic within the Nigerian republic where...

Kenya: living abroad

MentalAcrobatics responds to the many discussions in the Kenyan blogosphere around Kenyans living abroad....”I won’t deal with the ridiculous idea that all Kenyans abroad live the good life. If you...

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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