· May, 2006

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from May, 2006

South Africa: Women in the academy

  31 May 2006

Singing South Africaness comments on the tendency for moview to portray female professors as old maids and goes on to discuss women in the academy and why so many fit this stereotype..

Ghana: Foreign Coaches

  31 May 2006

Trials and Tribulations of a Freshly Arrived Denzian in Ghana comments on Ghana choosing foreigners as coaches.

Nigeria: Google maps

  31 May 2006

Naijablog posts some screen shots of southern Nigeria from Google Maps, and an excellent ariel shot of the Niger Delta.

Togo: World Cup threats

  31 May 2006

Just Thots by a Naijaman comments on the progress or non progress of Togo in the coming World Cup…“Togolese national team players have threatened not to lace their boots for their country unless they are paid the fantastic sum of $200,000 each as appearance fee, $40,000 per win and $20,000...

Sudan: Women prisoners released

  31 May 2006

Sudanese Thinker reports that the Sudanese government has ordered the release of all women imprisoned for brewing illegal alcohol.

Ethiopia: Jews in Israel

  31 May 2006

Nazret.com points to an article on….” Ethiopian jews living in Israel who the report says have the lowest income but the highest hopes “Ethiopian immigrants ranked lowest on the quality of life index, which considers per-capita income, per-room housing density and basic spending.” Surprise surprise!

Zimbabwe: Murambatsvina

  31 May 2006

This is Zimbabwe (Sokwanele) publishes a poem in honour of the victims of Murambatsvina last year when the Zimbabwean security forces brutally destroyed the homes of thousands of Zimbabweans poorest citizens.

South Africa: Anthology of lesbian writings

  31 May 2006

Acoustic Motorbike reviews a newly released Anthology of writings from South African lesbians entitled. “Sometimes X, Sometimes Y” which she describes as “It is a beautiful, moving anthology of personal stories of South African lesbians. There is poetry, stories, letters and autobiography. The anthology deals with issues of coming out,...

Zimbabwe: MDC factions

  31 May 2006

David Colhart writes on why he cannot join the Morgan Tsvangirai faction of the MDC…He discusses the reasons behind the MDC split and the 4 options he has himself….”to join the Tsvangirai faction, join the Mutambara faction, be an independent or resign and go back to civil society.” Difficult decisions...

South Africa: Corrupt apartheid regime

  30 May 2006

South Africa comments on the report “Apartheid Grand Corruption : Assessing the scale of crimes of profit in South Africa from 1976-1994” – Was the regime corrupt? “Yes! Are many of those who profited from the morally bankrupt system of apartheid still free and living off their ill-gotten gains? Yes!

Africa: Fortress Europe

  30 May 2006

Nigeria, Whats New comments on the price of a passage to fortress Europe…US $900 to get into fortress Europe in a tiny boat via Fuerteventura in Spain

Kenya: innovations

  30 May 2006

Kikuyumoja’s realm searches for a hands free mobile phone holder for his car in Nairobi and comes up with an excellent innovative alternative to commerical products.

Botswana: Radio drama on HIV

  30 May 2006

Blogswana comments on” Makgabaneng Radio” which produces radio dramas on living with HIV/AIDS in Botswana and which is broadcast twice a week.

From the West African Blogosphere

  30 May 2006

A student in the University of Ghana blogs at Africa Update and is painting a brief sketch of what final exams are like, in the university. now, do remember that the university of ghana is considered to be one of the best universities in africa. one of my profs went...

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Zita Zage
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