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· August, 2006

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from August, 2006

Ethiopia: 16 Days

Ato G may not be corrupt. But he lives in a society ruined by corruption. He may be honest and hardworking. Yet the law will always make an enemy of...

Kenya: Blogger says he suspects intelligence people hacked into his site

You Missed This draws attention to the threat of censorship, where those who are unhappy with what bloggers are doing may choose to ruin their site by hacking into it....

Nigeria: Brain Gain

Unlike many countries, Nigeria is richly endowed with human and natural resources. But it’s lagging behind, in terms of development. Many emerging rich countries, Nkem Ifejika argues, are taking advantage...

Ethiopia: Ethiopian Politician hospitalised

Tale of corruption and official high-handedness is re-echoed by Ethio-Zagol, who seems rather pleased that Bereket Simon, “one of the most detested EPRDF politicians” in Ethiopia, is defraying the cost,...

South Africa: Which South African Bank is the best?

Joel Basson’s experience with banks in South Africa had made him lose confidence in them. He felt they were only out to rip people off. Soon the opportunity to prove...

Nigeria: The Long Grass

For anyone that passed through the boarding school system, Nkem Ifejika’s story, bizarre as it sounds, is not in any way strange. What may, however, seem strange is that anyone...

Nigeria: Survivor Africa

From Big Brother Africa to Survivor Africa young men and women across the continent are making their way up, ascending the ladder of fame. And this time out as many...

Kenya: Man Gives Deadly Gift To Lover

For two hearts in love no price is too much to pay and no gift is too expensive to give. Perhaps, this could be taken to the extreme, where roses...

South Africa: Is the microwave mega dangerous?

How often do you use microwave? Is it very often, sometimes or hardly? If you hardly do and think it’s harmful, then you need to read Sotho’s piece. His family...

South Africa: Cape Town's Somali Genocide

Mike Golby, a South African blogger, struggles to understand the situation in Cape Town, where, as cosmopolitan as it seems, refugees find it difficult if not entirely impossible to integrate...

Nigeria: Catch a fire….naija style

Looking for something unique to wear this mid week up to the weekend? Bella Naija offers something to make you stand out in any crowd. She’s always wanted to be...

Burkina Faso: Gorom-Gorom Food Distribution

Recently, floods unleashed havoc in northern Burkina Faso, rendering thousands of people homeless in Gorom-Gorom. A missionary blogger, Keith Smith who’s been working for over a decade among Fulanis in...

Rwanda: Public Transportation Problems in Kigali

From Rwanda, expat blogger Guillaume is worried about the state of public transportation in Kigali now that motorcycles are scarce (Fr): “To my great surprise (I only thought it partially...

Reunion: Tamul Celebrations

Reunion Passion posts pictures (Fr) of the Malbar firewalking celebration of the Tamul Indian community which constitutes 30% of Reunion's population. The celebrations usually take place in January.

Senegal: Commemorating the Senegalese Riflemen of WWII

While Senegal commemorated the Senegalese riflemen who assisted the French in WWII, Senegalese blogger Semett remembered (Fr) their forced labor, involuntary conscription and drew comparisons with the triangular slave trade....

Africans in France: Riots’ First Anniversary

Senegalese blogger Semett worries that (Fr) not much has changed for communities of color in France since last year's summer riots: “Despite the temporary emotions, we don't get the impression...

Senegal, France: Senegal Cheri

Seckasysteme posts (Fr) an audio excerpt of Baaba Maal's Senegal-Cheri.

DRC: Election results fragmented

The Head Heeb analyses the partial results from the Democratic Republic of Congo's National Assembly election which took place alongside the better-publicised presidential poll. It's already clear that the incoming...

Ethiopia: Floods and conflict take their toll

Tobian Thinktank asks why Ethiopia's army is bothering with its military manoeuvres in Somalia while foreign troops are having to come into Ethiopia to help flood victims. We've people and...

South Africa: Computer gamers get to compete

“The Amateur Gamers Association of South Africa (AGASA) has created the first official online national gamers’ league,” reports Tectonic.

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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