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· June, 2008

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from June, 2008

Angola: Photo reportage by a reader

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,...

African Pioneers Win Green Energy Prize

The African Uptimist congratulates three African companies for winning the 2008 Ashden Awards.

Zimbabwe: Mapping terror

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...

Kenya: E-Commerce Competitiveness

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...

D.R. of Congo: On the Rumba River

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...

Africa: Is PayPal effective in Africa?

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...

Africa: Afrigadget joins TIME's Most Important Websites 2008

Congratulations Afrigadget: “AfriGadget, that brave new face of the “can do” attitude personified has joined the prestigious community of Time Magazine's 50 Best Websites 2008!”

Kenya: Only Kenyans…

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...

Zimbabwe: Help a Zimbabwean return home to vote

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...

Kenya: Notoriety Index

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...

Zimbabwe: Murders and violence

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

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...

Togolese singer Vanessa Worou

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

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

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...

Africa: Technology events in Africa

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...

South African Wind Farm Project begins

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...

South Africa: MXit vs Facebook

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...

Africa: African Wildlife in photos

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...

Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai campaign on Google Earth

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...

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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