Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from March, 2006
Black Star Journal laments about the devaluation of the Guinean franc relative to the US dollar. In the past 20 years, the Guinean franc appears to have lost almost 18,000% of its value against the greenback.
From its warm and friendly citizens, soccer stars, its community spirit, movie industry and musical tradition, ijebuman’s diary celebrates all that is positive about Nigeria.
The Concoction appears to disagree with former US president Bill Clinton when he calls for mandatory testing for HIV/AIDS. It also tells of what it calls “brave Catholics” in South Africa who are going against Vatican teachings and advocating the use of condoms in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Uganda Conflict Action Network reports that the “current rate of death from the war in northern Uganda is three times higher than [that] in Iraq following the US invasion.” Facts and figures are provided to back up this claim.
Le Blog du Congolais posts (FR) a Le Phare interview with a priest, Rev. Blaise Kanda, who attended UDPS’ March 22 protest. Rev. Kanda reports that even though UDPS leadership may not be ready to take up arms, rank-and-file demonstrators shouted slogans that indicated they were. He was also surprised...
UDPS Liege blogger ngstephane comments (FR) on electoral council President Appolinaire Malu Malu's appearance on a Belgian talk show yesterday. Blogger is especially disappointed with Malu Malu's announcement that communal elections will have to take place later than the constitutionally mandated June 30, 2006 deadline and predicts that Malu Malu...
Ore’s Notes tells of a Nigerian lady’s excitement at seeing a partial solar eclipse in the city of Lagos.
Voice in the Desert takes a trip back home to York (UK), hoping to be back in Burkina Faso after six weeks.
White African firmly believes that technology and the free market can both be used to empower the poor in Africa.
Solar eclipse-mania appears to have gripped Ghana yesterday. Emmanuel Bensah has a video feature on his blog, which explains what nocturnal bats do when the sun suddenly dies out due to an eclipse.
The Zimbabwean Pundit tells why the official newspaper of the ruling party in Zimbabwe (ZANU-PF) has been out of print for a whole week!
Yebo Gogo talks about the closer ties between the Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, and his Equatorial Guinean counterpart, Teodoro Obaing, and asks if it is all about oil.
UKNaija ponders on the relativity of time and seemingly predictable Nigerian politics.
Doubting that elections can and will take place June 30 as planned, UDPS Liege posts(FR) the UDPS’ latest demands to the international community and the Congolese government. Demands include the reopening of voter and candidate registration, a realistic electoral calendar, the inclusion of the Congolese diaspora in the electoral process...
Musings from Nigerian Bloggers this Week
Rewmi Abidjan announces (FR) the departure April 3 of ONUCI [UN Ivory Coast Operation] chief , senegalese General Abdoulaye Fall, whose 2-year term has come to an end. His replacement has not yet been designated.
In his post “Arab Leaders Ignore Chinese,” lordgenius at China Intel mentions an upcoming meeting between the Arab League and the Chinese Communist Party in Sudan which will focus on Iraq, the Palestinian-Israeli peace process and the ongoing civil strife in western Sudan's Darfur region. “Isn't there something missing here?...
In August 2003, ex-Liberian leader, Charles Taylor, was flown from Monrovia to Abuja on board a Nigerian Boeing 727 presidential jet. Taylor had just been granted asylum in Nigeria as part of a deal overseen by the African Union, the United Nations (UN) and the United States, which was aimed...
Anthony Mica Katombe (Tony for short) is a blogger from the DRC who’ll “turn 39 April 13”. He has a degree in English and African Cultural Studies Education from a Congolese University. He owns Le Blog du Congolais and co-edits Le Prince du Fleuve Congo, a group blog. On the...
Chxta’s World and Janada’s Blog present some pictures of the solar eclipse witnessed today in parts of Nigeria.
Oluniyi David Ajao talks about the brouhaha surrounding a solar eclipse which was witnessed in Ghana: “When it was getting close to the centre, I quickly moved to the beach nearby, to have a clear view.”