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· November, 2006

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from November, 2006

Nigeria: Nigerian unwords

Ijebuman's Diary posts a list of Nigerian unwords and examples of how they can be used in a Nigerian context.

Sudan: can bloggers save Darfur?

In a post titled, Can Bloggers Save Darfur?, We Blog for Darfur respond to arguments raised by Mark Jones, the Global Community Editor for Reuters, “We don’t ask for your...

Kenya: the world social forum

The world social forum and civil society: a reification of the state or an oppositional discourse?, asks Kameelah Writes.

Africa: are we failed states?

Enanga's Pov refutes the notion that Africa is a home to the greatest collection of failed states. She writes, “We should stop calling babies bad names because we cannot give...

D.R. of Congo: volcanic eruption

Congo Rangers blog has a story about Mount Nyamulagira volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo, “Nyamulagira erupted on Monday 27th at approximately 1930. Ever since, lava from the...

Tanzania: IT related words in Swahili

Jesp wrote about the difficulties of accumulating a proper Kiswahili vocabulary as an IT professional in Tanzania. This is what he did not know when he was writing his post,...

Kenya: Kenyan entrepreneur on YouTube

Kenyan Pundit writes about a young Kenyan entrepreneur who is getting innovative with YouTube.

Malawi: lottery on mobile phones

“Earlier this year, Pay265.net launched their e-Wallet concept that would allow Malawians make payments via SMS and email when implemented. Now, the African Lotteries Company Limited (AFLOT) is looking for...

On Blogging Conflict Regions

Ethan Zuckerman, one of the founders of Global Voices, once said in an interview that to care about a far away place that gets little media attention requires empathy. Empathy...

Senegal: To Run or Not to Run

Robert Sagna, a former minister in the Senegalese government and Mayor of Zinguinchor, Senegal reflects (Fr) on the upcoming presidential elections: “The whole electoral process is corrupt and managed according...

Voices from Zimbabwe

With the rainy season now underway in Zimbabwe, most of the nation's time and attention is given to pontificating and prognosticating what the agricultural prospects have in store for us....

Africa: LGBTs issues in Africa

Black Looks writes about current development in LGBTs issues in Africa, “The Kenyan Times published an article in support of the South African Bill and states that it does not...

Nigeria: cybercrime bill

Naija Blog posts the Nigerian cybercime bill for, “Anyone who wants to read what is done about cybercrime in Nigeria…”

Sudan: UN troops in Sudan?

Sudanese Thinker is trying to make sense of the deal between the Sudanese government and the United Nations, “Has Sudan really accepted the deal and is simply downplaying that fact?...

Nigeria: putting the record straight

Grandiose Parlor responds to a blog post suggesting that Nigeria is skunk slime of Africa, “The writer displays a gross lack of knowledge, for he should have realized that while...

D.R. of Congo: volcanic eruption

There is a volcanic eruption in Eastern DRC, reports Congo Girl: “I went to the website hoping for a photo of the volcano, Mount Nyamulagira, but there was only a...

Africa: technology conference '07

Tech4Africa '07 is gaining momentum, writes One Afrikan: “And so it begins…. We’ve started getting some really good feedback for the Tech 4 Africa conference (last check we were up...

Argentina: African Nations of Buenos Aires

Jeff Barry takes a fascinating look at “the African Nations of Buenos Aires” followed up with an introduction to UNESCO's introductory overview of slavery in Argentina.

Malawi: Malawian windmill

Hactivate has a moving story about a windmill in Malawi, “The windmill stands on a tripod of wooden polls about five metres above the ground. It consists of locally-available materials...

D.R. of Congo: Bemba should concede defeat

“…the time has come for Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo to concede defeat,” writes Eye on Africa following the rejection of a legal challenge to last month's presidential run-off election by the...

About our Sub-Saharan Africa coverage

Nwachukwu Egbunike is the Sub-Saharan Co-Editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

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