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· June, 2007

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from June, 2007

Discovering the Mozambican blogosphere through the “Diary of a Sociologist”

While navigating around the Mozambican blogosphere, I came across the “Diary of a Sociologist” – a blog by Carlos Serra, a Maputo-based Mozambican sociologist associated to the University Eduardo Mondlane,...

Tanzanian bloggers virtual election, Taifa Stars African Cup of Nations victory and a backflip in the parliament

Tanzanian bloggers virtual election, VIP treatment in the House of Parliament for Tanzania's National Team, Taifa Stars, after African Cup of Nations victory, alleged Bank of Tanzania embezzlement and a...

Manu Dibango's “Soul Makossa,” the original “Thriller”

Alain Mabanckou writes about famed Cameroonian musician (Fr) Manu Dibango, whose Soul Makossa has “all the rhythm, all the atmosphere” of Michael Jackson's album Thriller, although it debuted 11 years...

CAR: Amnesty International calls for UN troops

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate deployment of UN troops (Fr) to the Central African Republic to address the worsening security situation in the north of the country highlighted...

Benin: Is the press living up to its promise?

Babilown posts an article that asks whether the Beninese press is living up to its responsibility (Fr) to act as the “fourth branch” of government. “Whether the executive, the legislative,...

China: Boycotting Beijing Olympics? They have ill intentions.

From Mia Farrow to François Bayrou to US Congressmen, every news or report about boycotting Beijing Olympics has provoked rounds of anger from China's netizens.  In a widely cross-posted blog...

NGO worker on Darfur

Alliance pour la democratie et le progres interviews an NGO worker (Fr) on the situation in Darfur. “Things won't get better quickly.”

Madagascar: A New Hope and Weighing in on the “Aid for Africa” Debate

The hope generated from the TED conference in Arusha that Africa is on its way up has inspired the Malagasy blogosphere. Aiky reports that Malagasy senator Christian Razafimbahiny wrote a...

Africa: the US Farm Bill and African farmers

African Viewpoint writes about the US Farm Bill, African farmers, and Koffi Annan: “While the corporate food supply basks in the shadow of the poverty of poor Africans farmer to...

Somalia: What's the US Army doing in the Horn of Africa?

What's the US Army doing in the Horn of Africa?, asks Ethan Zuckerman: “Periodically pounding the crap out of Somalia, sure, but the larger story is a bit more complicated.”

Nigeria: who is lying about meningitis outbreak?

Ike Anya and chikwe ihekweazu look at the controversy surrounding Pfizer and the 1996 meningitis outbreak in Nigeria in “Who is lying?, and 9 other questions.”

Africa: do African leaders care about Afro-Futurism?

Charcoal Ink discusses Afro-Futurism and asks, “are African governments adopting an Afro-futurist model?”

South Africa: South African rugby problems are systemic

The state of South African rugby: “We currently have the best depth of talent of any rugby nation. Sadly, off the field and possibly at Bok level, things fall apart.”

Ethiopia: teenage blogger writes open letter to the president

Ethiopian teenage blogger, Samuel Gebru, writes an open leter to Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

Nigeria: the evolution of mobile telephony

The evolution of mobile telephony in Nigeria: “The emergence of mobile telephony is obviously one of the major revolutions of communication in Nigeria.”

D.R. of Congo: Rugendo Mountain Gorilla family returns

Latest news and photos from Congo park rangers: “After a few days absence the Rugendo Mountain Gorilla family has returned to Bukima in the Mikeno sector of Virunga. Rangers visited...

Africa: Traditional medicine in Africa

Ugo Daniels writes about traditional medicine in Africa: In sub-Saharan Africa at least 80 per cent of the people rely on traditional healers.

Malawi: Chasing the windmill in Malawi

A moving story of William Kamkwamba who used local materials to create electricity for his home in rural Malawi.

Africa: Peupe: Africa’s first corporate blog

Read about Peupe, the Africa’s first corporate blog application designed by Multiple Choices in Kenya.

Africa: challenges of web 2.0 in Africa

Christian Kreutz discusses challenges of web 2.0 in the context of development in Africa.

About our Sub-Saharan Africa coverage

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Njeri Wangari is the Sub-Saharan Africa Co-editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

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