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· February, 2007

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from February, 2007

Burundi: Where No means Yes

Expat blogger BeneBurundi is learning about local culture (Fr): “Communicating with people from Burundi is all about subtlety and interpretation; for example if you're proposed to and you decline with...

Senegal: Youssou N'Dour Cinematic Debut

California-based Congolese blogger Alain Mabanckou has nothing but praise for Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour's big screen debut in Amazing Grace (Fr):”to see the few clips featuring Youssou N'dour, I think...

Sudan: names of genocide suspects

Black Cush does not think the release of the names of genocide suspects in Darfur will improve the situation, “I just have a feeling it is going to have the...

The Voice of Somaliland Diaspora-Ottawa writes about the foreign occupation of Somalia and “hatemonger websites”: Overall, it is clear that the foreign occupation and possible recolinization of Somalia has dawned...

D.R. of Congo: new travel guide

Extra Extra interviews the author of a new travel guide to the Democratic Republic of Congo, “Visiting in the 1920’s, Grace Flandrau may have been unimpressed by the cuisine, but...

Madagascar: Expulsions in France questioned

(courtesy of sarkostique) Stemming from ongoing racial tensions and amplified by the riots of last summer, fear of immigrants led the French ministry of homeland security to crack down on...

Sudan: Diversity And Identity Crisis

Many of the posts on the Sudanese blogosphere during the past 2 weeks discussed Sudan's diversity and also revolved around the issue of identity. Sudanese Thinker had an interesting post...

Senegal: Thumbs Down for the Minister of Justice

Semett alleges that (Fr): “The justice minister … has unjustly broken into the voting center at Ndatté Yalla, in Saint Louis, while votes were being counted and his men have...

Senegal: Voting Process Report Card

Semett ‘s voting process report card (Fr): “The Presidential election took place peacefully and with a participation rate estimated at 70% by the vote's organizers. The electoral body went from...

Botswana: working with children with HIV/AIDS

Dr. Tamara Todd blogs about her experience as a pediatrician working with children with HIV/AIDS in Botswana, “My days are filled with patient rounds, counseling parents, teaching the medical officers...

Uganda: a preventable tragedy

Head Heeb analyzes the state of peace talks between the government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army, “Given the volatility of the situation in the north, however, a state...

Guinea: general strike suspended

Friends of Guinea blog has a post about the latest turn of events in Guinea, “Guinean unions will again suspend the general strike after the head of state Gen. Lansana...

Ghana: not happy with South Africa's investments

Emmanuel Bensah has problems with South Africa's investments in Ghana, “Let me be clear: I have a problem with the increasing number of South African interests in Ghana. From the...

Zambia: village nicknames

Zambian Fish blogs about village nicknames, “Ba Yehwa (Mr. Yelling): one of my farmers got stuck with this one because he has a tendency to yell at people when conversing...

Zambia: adventures in Zambia

Laura, a peace corps volunteer, blogs about her adventures in Zambia, “My women's group is finally back on track and things are going swimmingly. We are going to start to...

Lesotho: stolen election

Idland blogs about election results in Lesotho: It is disturbingly impressive to read how Lesotho's two major political parties have exploited the electoral rules to earn themselves about a third...

Senegal Elections: Towards Another Wade Term?

“Senegal Wants Its Freedom Back” headline. By R-Nesto. Yesterday was election day in Senegal. A campaign marked by some violent clashes started about a month ago and most of the...

Zimbabwe: Mugabe in 1980

Kubatana blogs posts Robert Mugabe's inspiring speech, which was delivered in 1980: Yesterday The Herald published a compilation of speeches made by Robert Mugabe during his extended stay in power....

Ethiopia: plight of Tigrayans

Ethiopundit writes about the plight of Tigrayans in Ethiopia, “What Meles is describing is not a relationship with Tigrayans based on loyalty or common interest or affection but one based...

Uganda: Special Report on Best of Blogs

Last week, Uganda bloggers descended on Mateo's bar in Kampala for the second Uganda Bloggers Happy Hour. In addition to catching up with friends and discussing the main challenges facing...

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