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· December, 2007

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from December, 2007

Africa: Africa's modular machines

Afrigadget has a video showing Africa's modular machines: “The video below shows how the machines are used in wood workshops to make design cutouts, carve out pieces for furniture and...

Lusosphere: Wishes and hopes for 2008

The new year is inevitably soon arriving and the Lusosphere is booming with posts about traditions, resolutions, wishes, and reflections. Here is a short roundup of Portuguese speaking blogs from...

Kenya: Total media blackout

Kenyan Pundit on total media blackout in Kenya: “I have no news to report. It’s a total total blackout. Watching TV feels like watching TV under some crazy dictatorship. I...

Zambia: We need Enlightenment to end this instanity

Zambian blogosphere continues to grow and bring diverse voices and opinions online as our new Zambian author, Brenda Zulu, shows us in her first roundup.

Angola: Welcome to a new blogger

Soba L [pt] is a new blogger from Luanda, Angola, who likes examining carefully daily events. In his first posts, he analyzes the actual situation of the RAP music in ...

Kenya: A new President must be sworn in today

Kenyan Jurist points out that according to the Kenyan constitution a new president must be sworn in today: “My further thoughts after listening to the contestants; H E Mwai Kibaki's...

Ethiopia: Queen of Sheba, Now Available in French

Francophone music blog Roots and Culture interviews Samuel Malher, a religious scholar from Strasbourg who has written the first unabridged French translation of the Kebra Negast, a sacred Ethiopian text....

Sudan: The Aftermath of the Teddy Bear Circus

Not surprisingly, about a month ago the Sudanese blogosphere's main topic and attraction was the teddy bear circus which received a huge amount of global media attention.

Ethiopia: French Translation of the Kebra Nagast

Roots and Culture interviews [FR] Samuel Mahler, who recently translated the Kebra Nagast, a sacred text of many Ethiopian Christians and Rastafarians, into French.

Mali: Old map of Timbuktu

Sociolingo posts an old map of Timbuktu, Mali: “Here is an old map of the ancient city of Timbuktu from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas.”

Kenya Elections 2007: Should Raila Supporters Celebrate?

Although the official presidential results have not been announced by the Electoral Commission of Kenya, Kenyan blogger, Gerald Baraza, has already declared the winner on his blog, “Kenya has a...

South Africa: What if Jacob Zuma is found guilty?

J.S wonders what will happen if Jacob Zuma is found guilty: “I keep wondering what this is going to mean for us especially in terms of his election victory in...

Madagascar: Zoma market photographs

Harinjaka posts photos from Zoma market in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Morocco recalls ambassador from Senegal

Blog politique au Senegal writes [FR] about the King of Morocco's decision to recall his ambassador from Senegal in a spat over Western Sahara: “It must have been a nasty...

Burkina Faso and the Hajj

QuophyBlogeur writes about the perils of Burkinabe muslims [FR] making the pilgrimage to Mecca: “Fortunately Allah is merciful enough to tolerate the late arrival of poor pilgrims at the mercy...

Burkina Faso Soon a Biofuel Producer

Last month, Burkina Faso and the French company AgroEd signed a framework agreement for developing a biofuels industry. Netizens express their skepticism about whether Burkina can become a competitive producer...

Congratulations New, Rising Voices

The Rising Voices citizen media outreach initiative will start out 2008 with five new and innovative projects based in Kenya, Madagascar, Uruguay, Jamaica, and Iran.

Ghana: Akuffo Addo and the ruling party

Novisi writes about the recent nomination of the presidential candidate for the ruling party in Ghana: “self-so-called stalwarts of democracy of our country Ghana, the NPP, have just obtained or...

Ghana: The Opposition and Election 2008

Sarpong writes about Ghana election 2008: “Prez Kufuor faces his last term in office which expires next year.The CPP elected their presidential candidate, Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, along other executives....

Ghana: Christmas with Ofori Amponsah

Ghana Music blog on Christmas celebration in Ghana: The mother of all the events took place at the National Theatre on Monday December 24, where thousands of Ghanaian and foreign...

About our Sub-Saharan Africa coverage

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

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

Dércio Tsandzana is the Lusophone (Portuguese) editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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