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· October, 2007

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from October, 2007

Burkina Faso: Blogs Help Burkinabe Skirt Censorship

  30 October 2007

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 20th anniversary of the assassination of Thomas Sankara, Burkina Faso's internet connection was cut in order to prevent those commemorating...

Angola: Beauty Contest for Victims of Landmines

  29 October 2007

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 problem in Angola.

Kenya: Breaking News: Election date

  26 October 2007

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 commision of Kenya Chairperson Mr Samuel Kivuitu!”

Kenya: Good riddance of bad rubbish

  26 October 2007

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

  26 October 2007

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 is a freelance WordPress designer but he’ll tell you more about that. Recently Adii has gained huge exposure on some...

Africa: Is China annexing Africa?

  25 October 2007

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. Elsewhere, China is already “the biggest investor in the Sudan,” says the Seattle Times. In Freetown, the capital of Sierra...

DRC: Che Guevara on Laurent Kabila

  24 October 2007

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 about anything other than internal quarrels, and he also devoted to women and drink…”

Burkina Faso: Mariam Sankara returns from exile

  24 October 2007

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 for the anniversary of her husband's death after twenty years in exile.

Tanzania: IMF no longer viewed as an enemy

  24 October 2007

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 operating under a PSI and thus driving its own development agenda; and while its true that IMF policies have evolved...

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African Bloggers Pay Tribute To Lucky Dube

  23 October 2007

"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 / Do you ever worry about your wife becoming the woman in black / Do you ever worry about leaving home and coming back in a coffin, with a bullet through your head / So join us and fight this crime and corruption…."

Burkina Faso: Kids Camp video

  22 October 2007

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 run jointly by the churches of Gorom-Gorom, and by Glenwood Church.”

Africa: Militarization of Africa by USA

  22 October 2007

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 January I wrote about the birth of the African Command and past US/ CIA ventures in Africa.”

Liberia: New York University hosts a Liberia event

  22 October 2007

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 State featuring Minister Tornorlah Varpilah, Liberian Deputy Minister of Health for Planning, Research, and Human Resource Development.”

Nigeria: Home-made helicopter in Kano

  22 October 2007

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 over the last 8 months using scrap aluminum and parts from a Honda Civic, an old Toyota and from the...

Africa: The Broadband Gap

  22 October 2007

Bankelele blogs about “the broadband gap”: Also as more and more local video content and jazzed up websites, go up online, it is unfortunately still not possible to for many intended viewers to access the content watch. Or even bother to try until speeds are fast enough.

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