· June, 2008

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from June, 2008

Angola: Photo reportage by a reader

  27 June 2008

JotaCê Carranca [pt] blogs some interesting pictures sent by a reader of the blog, first a creative wooden vehicle which looks like a bike found in the streets of Bocoio, Angola; then a school in Libangue “in which there is nothing else apart from what you can see [in the...

Zimbabwe: Mapping terror

  19 June 2008

Mapping terror in Zimbabwe: Sokwanele has mapped a sample of the cases based on recorded first hand testimony from victims, and the interactive map so far bears witness to over 1,000 confirmed experiences of terror and intimidation.

Kenya: E-Commerce Competitiveness

  19 June 2008

Al Kags writes about the ICT Public Panel for e-commerce Competitiveness in Kenya: The purpose of the ICT Public Panel for ecommerce competitiveness was to look at all the issues that relate to the ecommerce framework in Kenya that will make kenya competitive from an ecommerce perspective.

D.R. of Congo: On the Rumba River

  19 June 2008

A new film about Congolese music: On the Rumba River: a new French film on Congolese music and life on the world's second largest river, now a graveyard for abandoned barges and steamers.

Africa: Is PayPal effective in Africa?

  19 June 2008

Collins asks “Is PayPal effective in Africa?”: I believe that maybe Paypal does not recognize the potential and opportunities available in Africa and it is time we trumpeted this cause and let them know they are loosing out and costing us!

Kenya: Only Kenyans…

  19 June 2008

Only Kenyans: 1. Are engaged for 5 years or more, 2.Never bother to divorce, they just separate, 3.Are late to church, work, and everything else, EXCEPT when the disco is free before 9pm, 4.Refer to diabetes as “SUGAR”, 5.Show up at weddings, showers, graduation, birthday parties with a new outfit...

Zimbabwe: Help a Zimbabwean return home to vote

  19 June 2008

A campaign to help Zimbabweans abroad return home to vote: Sponsorship options include assisting an employee with a return ticket, paying for one or more seats on a bus via the www.votezim.com website, or even sponsoring an entire bus.

Kenya: Notoriety Index

  19 June 2008

Kenyan Notoriety Index: Members of Parliament- Nothing good can be said of these people. They know how to debate on many issues concerning how to raise their money, how to use their money and how to have money after they leave parliament. Very progressive indeed.

Zimbabwe: Murders and violence

  19 June 2008

Violence and murders continue in Zimbabwe: Four MDC youths were this morning found dead after Zanu PF and state security agents had abducted them in Chitungwiza yesterday morning.

Zimbabwe: WOZA members released

  17 June 2008

Members of Women of Zimbabwe Arise have been released from prison: Eleven of the 14 WOZA members arrested on 28th May 2008 were finally released from remand prison on bail on Friday evening (13th June) after 17 days in custody.

Togolese singer Vanessa Worou

  17 June 2008

Kangi Alem writes of Togolese singer Vanessa Worou [Fr]: “at times a little reminiscent of [Angelique] Kidjo, but on the whole, confidently sung and with a simple, effective orchestration.”

Burkina Faso: Highway banditry

  17 June 2008

Burkinabe blogger QuophyBlogeur writes about employees of the Ghanaian company, STC and their harrowing encounter with an illegal roadblock [Fr] set up by bandits with AK-47s.

Kenya: Update from online charity

  16 June 2008

An update from AVIF volunteers in Kenya: Just a quick update from the Mercy Home to fill you all in on our visit and show you how all the money you have donated has helped improve the Mercy Home and provide a better life for all the girls here.

Africa: Technology events in Africa

  16 June 2008

A list of technology events taking place in Africa from White Africa: “I’m starting to compile a list of interesting technology events happening around the continent. If this ends up being useful, I’ll create a page to keep it updated. Let me know if you like it, or if there...

South African Wind Farm Project begins

  16 June 2008

The Urbansprout reports “SA's first renewable energy power initiative feeding into the national grid was officially powered up on Friday. The R75-million Darling Wind Farm consists of four turbines of 1.3 MW capacity generating a total of 5.2 MW of beautiful clean energy!”

South Africa: MXit vs Facebook

  15 June 2008

Comparing MXit and Facebook in South Africa: “BMI-TechKnowledge Group have released a Digital Lifestyles Predictions report with some really interesting info re: MXit and Facebook use within the major cities of South Africa with this pretty graph to go with it.”

Africa: African Wildlife in photos

  15 June 2008

Photos of African wildlife: “Actually, this week it should be called the ‘Weekly High Eight’ as I had quite a bit of trouble choosing only five images and so I thought I would just add the lot! Nature, and African wildlife specifically, offers us so much visual beauty and having...

Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai campaign on Google Earth

  15 June 2008

Morgan Tsvangirai campaign in Zimbabwe on Google Earth: “I’ve compiled Morgan Tsvangirai’s campaign from June 2nd until yesterday, with information on campaign stops, detentions by police, vehicle impoundments, and references to all information from on-line news sources. I’ll update it as required. The tour will take you round parts of...

Nigeria: The Nigeria Entertainment Awards

  15 June 2008

Ladybrille writes about the Nigeria Entertainment Awards: “The Nigeria Entertainment Awards [NEA], established only three years ago and held in New York City, each year, is one such event that is highly anticipated. The event which showcases the contributions of Nigerian Artists to the world, struggled, in its infancy, to...

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