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· April, 2006

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from April, 2006

DRC: T.I. Petition & Elections Debate

“Master of the Universe,” a threat to Kabila? By Etienne Ngandu Today UDPS Liege echoes an AFP article announcing the presidential election will take place July 30. The election was...

Rep. of Congo: Activists Free At Last

Le Pangolin celebrates (FR) the liberation of human rights activists Mounzeo Christian and Brice Massoko. But the blogger cautions vigilance because “they are not yet completely free to go about...

DRC Diaspora: UDPS Wallonie May 1st Forum

On May 1st, UDPS Wallonie will hold a conference in Liege, Belgium to explain why UDPS will not partake in the upcoming DRC elections, says (FR) UDPS Liege. Details are...

Taiwan: A Chinese Africa

In ‘Hu charms Africa‘, Taiwan-based American blogger Richard at The Peking Duck links to a story on China's “efforts to create a new world order ” evidenced by president Hu...

Ghana : ICT seminar

Trials and Tribulations of a Freshly Arrived Denizen posts a couple of podcasts on the ICT seminar he is attending in Accra.

Nigeria: Failed leadership

Nigeria, Whats New criticises the Aspen Institute which claims to be a leadership forum. He asks “when are these people going to stop milking the poor cow? Nigeria does not...

Nigeria: to stay or leave

NSpace asks Nigerians who want to go to America to write a list of 10 things they think America will offer them and 10 points to add to the blueprint...

Kenya: recycling and innovation

Kikuyumoja’s realm has some suggestions for recyling your old desktop – you could also check out his innovative water heater as well.

Kenya: Solar and economic hit men

Afromusings returns once again to ” Confessions of an Economic Hitman” and asks if you can guess which African country refused to join Bush's Coalition of the Willing? Some more...

DRC: Blogger Wants to Petition T.I.

Blogger Tony Katombe proposes (FR) on Prince du Fleuve du Congo that he and compatriots from the country and abroad petition Transparency International to “investigate the allegations of the implication...

Ethiopia: US relations

Redeem Ethiopia takes a look at US Ethiopian relations from an historical perspective and asks where exactly are they going?

Africa: Malaria nets

Yebo Gogo reports on an advert on the back pages of the US journal Sports Illustrated that is asking for donations towards the purchase of malaria nets for Africa. He...

Malawi: struggles for independence

afrika-aphukira writes on WEB Du Bois and the Malawian struggle for independence. “Today, there is little evidence in Malawi, let alone other African countries, of the ideals that Chilembwe, DuBois...

Nigeria: China's Scramble for Africa

Chippla has an excellent post on China's scramble for Africa…”In the new scramble for Africa, China appears to be a winner on all fronts—getting lucrative deals while choosing not to...

DRC: UDPS Predicts “Electoral Comedy”, “Terror”

UDPS Liege discourages (FR) the Congolese from taking part in the upcoming “electoral comedy” unless of course certain conditions are met. They predict that “Joseph Kabila will be elected on...

Barber Shop in Lomut, West Pokot, Kenya

Photo by Unganisha.org

Nigeria: JP Morgan investment

Nigerian blog, CyBlug reports that investment bank JP Morgan has been awared the job of “custodian of the nation's foreign reserves, which currently stands at $35bn.

Zimbabwe: Squatter camps destroyed

The Bearded Man reports that once again armed police have destroyed squatter camps in Zimbabwe, this time in the town of Masvingo. The police “burnt down the plastic shacks and...

Africa: Malaria Day

Adventures of a Retired Armchair Traveller reminds us that last Tuesday 25th of April was Malaria Day….An estimated 1 million children below the age of 5 die from malaria every...

Kenya: African artifacts in the West

Mama's Junkyard comments on a recent piece in the UK Guardian which argues in favour of Western countries keeping artifacts that belong to African countries. One justification given is ”...

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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