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· October, 2007

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from October, 2007

Egypt: Darfur Letter to Arab League

Elijah Zarwan from Egypt posts a letter sent out by a coalition of Arab human rights organisation to the Arab League on Darfur.

Burkina Faso: Blogs Help Burkinabe Skirt Censorship

In Burkina Faso, blogging is more than a pastime. It is the eyes and ears of thousands of net users. That's why from October 11th to the 17th, during the...

Africa: Map of drinking age and African local content

White African shows what the map on drinking age tells us about Africa: “This map instead represents a real problem that we face in Africa: the lack of local content...

Angola: Beauty Contest for Victims of Landmines

Desabafos Angolanos [PT] — a BOBs’ nominee from Angola — posts about ‘Miss Landmine‘, a project from a NGO from Oslo, Norway, aiming to call the attention to the landmine...

Kenya: Breaking News: Election date

Collins reporting about the Kenyan elections: “Its now official the Elections for Kenya this year will be held on Thursday 27th December, 2007.This was announced this morning by the electoral...

Kenya: Good riddance of bad rubbish

Good riddance of bad rubbish, declares Mental Acrobatics: “Although you may stumble across a few good individuals in the 9th parliament, collectively they were a big disappointment.”

South Africa: Meet a freelance WordPress designer

Nick interviews a South African WordPress designer: “I recently decided that I need to do more interviews with great people in SA. The first person I chose is Adii. He...

Sudan: Day of Action for Darfur

The Whinery 2.0 posts videos for Day of Action for Darfur.

Africa: Is China annexing Africa?

Is China annexing Africa?:”The latest project to hit the headlines is a $5 billion offer from the Chinese government to fund roads, railways, hospitals and clinics in the African Congo....

Press freedom in Benin takes nosedive

Babilown writes about Benin's steep drop (Fr) in Reporters Without Borders’ annual country ranking of press freedom.

DRC: Che Guevara on Laurent Kabila

History speaks as Congolese blogger Alex Engwete translates (Fr) Che Guevara's pessimistic assessment of Laurent Kabila‘s potential to become a revolutionary leader: “He lets things drag on forever without caring...

Burkina Faso: Mariam Sankara returns from exile

Ramata Sore posts a statement by Mariam Sankara (Fr), wife of assassinated former president Thomas Sankara, thanking the Burkinabe people for their warm welcome. Mrs. Sankara returned to Burkina Faso...

Burkina Faso: Corrupt journalists

Ramata Sore writes (Fr) about National Press Day in Burkina Faso and how many journalists are compromised by politics.

Tanzania: IMF no longer viewed as an enemy

Tanzania Common Cents writes about Tanzania's relationship with IMF: “While it is true that over the years Tanzania has graduated in her relationship with IMF to the point of currently...

Ghana: Solution for Accra traffic

If you think there is too much traffic in Accra, Emannuel Bensah has an idea: “Let's use the bicycle!”

African Bloggers Pay Tribute To Lucky Dube

"Do you ever worry about your house being broken into / Do you ever worry about your car being taken away from you in broad daylight down Highway 54 /...

Burkina Faso: Kids Camp video

A video of Kids Camp in Burkina Faso: “Here is a short 4 minute video with clips of the Kids Camp run in Gorom-Gorom, Burkina Faso in August. It was...

Africa: Militarization of Africa by USA

Alex analyzes the push by the US to re-militarize Africa: “Now in the age of a supposed ‘war on terror’ the US is propogating the re-militarization on Africa. Back in...

Liberia: New York University hosts a Liberia event

Liberia Ledger reports: “The NYU Master's Program in Global Public Health presents: The New National Health Plan & Policy in Liberia: Opportunities and Challenges in the Reconstruction of a Post-Conflict...

Nigeria: Home-made helicopter in Kano

Afrigadget on the Nigeria's home-made helicopter: “Yahoo! News carries a story from October 21st about Mubarak Muhammad Abdullahi of the Kano Plains of Nigeria who has built a working helicopter...

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