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· April, 2006

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from April, 2006

DRC: T.I. Petition & Elections Debate

  30 April 2006

“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 postponed for a year last June and the July 30 date is later than the June 30 deadline mandated by...

Rep. of Congo: Activists Free At Last

  30 April 2006

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 .” He adds: “dictators are afraid of publicity regarding their ugly ways. Since they like to act as saints, we...

DRC Diaspora: UDPS Wallonie May 1st Forum

  29 April 2006

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 in the post.

Taiwan: A Chinese Africa

  28 April 2006

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 Jintao's recent visit to Africa. “Score another one for Mr. Bush,” Richard writes. “His inane ‘War on Terror’ is chasing...

Ghana : ICT seminar

  28 April 2006

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

  28 April 2006

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 function and will not function until we find a little bit of ethics, morality and deep concern about order and...

Nigeria: to stay or leave

  28 April 2006

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 for a future Nigeria.

Kenya: recycling and innovation

  28 April 2006

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

  28 April 2006

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 solar links to go.

DRC: Blogger Wants to Petition T.I.

  28 April 2006

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 of Louis Michel, William Lacy Swing, Aldo Ajello and other international officials in the illicit exploitation of mining resources in...

Ethiopia: US relations

  28 April 2006

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

Africa: Malaria nets

  28 April 2006

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 estimates that with a readership of 23 million at $20 each would equal $460 million = 46 million nets!

Malawi: struggles for independence

  28 April 2006

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 and other pan-African leaders fought for a hundred years ago. The Malawian school curriculum has contained a sanitized version of...

Nigeria: China's Scramble for Africa

  28 April 2006

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 interfere in the internal politics of nations. And, if these nations increase their purchasing power with time, China sees a...

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

  27 April 2006

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 the first round with 72%. He will be protected by European Union and MONUC [UN Mission to the DR of...

Nigeria: JP Morgan investment

  27 April 2006

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

  27 April 2006

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 chased away more than 200 people including children who lived at the camp.”

Africa: Malaria Day

  27 April 2006

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 year.

Kenya: African artifacts in the West

  27 April 2006

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 ” In many instances, national treasures are better off outside their countries of origin – better cared for, receiving more attention,...

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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