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· May, 2006

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from May, 2006

Cameroon: Schedule of Baccalaureate Exams

Fojrega posts (Fr) the nationalschedule of baccalaureate exams in Cameroon.

South Africa: Women in the academy

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...

Ghana: Foreign Coaches

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

South Africa: Space progress

South Africa points to a story on the progress the country is making in space science and astronomy…

Nigeria: Google maps

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

Togo: World Cup threats

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...

Kenya: Slavery & Colonisation

Afrikan Eye writes an excellent piece on Slavery and Colonisation in Africa...

Sudan: Women prisoners released

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

Ethiopia: Jews in Israel 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...

Zimbabwe: Murambatsvina

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...

South Africa: Anthology of lesbian writings

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...

Zimbabwe: MDC factions

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...

South Africa: Corrupt apartheid regime

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...

Africa: Fortress Europe

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

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.

Nigeria: 419 hurting local entrepreneurs

Grandiose Parlor comments on Nigeria's “Yahoo Boys” and the detrimental impact they have had on Nigerian “entrepreneurs in and outside the country“

Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai rally in Leeds

The Zimbabwean Pundit comments on Morgan Tsvangirai's rally in Leeds, UK on Sunday and wonders how many people really attended.

Africa: Alternative technologies

AfriGadget is a new blog highlighting alternative applications of everyday gadgets and technologies in Africa.

France: Massacre of Algerians

Watch France points to an article in Le Monde on the massacre of thousands of Algerians by France at the end of World War II…

Botswana: Radio drama on HIV

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

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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