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· November, 2008

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from November, 2008

30 November 2008

Waxal: First African Blog Award for Journalists

The first Waxal Blogging Africa Awards have been just launched. All African bloggers who work as journalists can register. The deadline is the 7th of December 2008. The individual winners...

World AIDS Day: Blogging Positively

This year marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, which takes place every year on December 1. Though the impact of HIV and AIDS is felt by millions of...

Blogging Positively: Live Chat about HIV/AIDS on December 3

Rising Voices and Global Voices are holding a live online chat for bloggers and activists on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 (3pm Nairobi time) on how to use citizen media to...

Nigeria: Hundreds of deaths in post-election riots

Hundreds of people were reportedly killed in the violence that erupted in Jos, Plateau State, Central Nigeria on Friday after a disputed local election. Nigerian bloggers respond.

29 November 2008

Mozambique: Different views of condom use in Africa

In a country which struggles to combat AIDS, twenty million condoms are distributed every year. Considering that at least 4 million Mozambican men are sexually active from a population of...

27 November 2008

Mauritania and Tunisia Hack Dissident Sites

Impressions of an Egyptian Blogger in Cape Town

Sudan: Darfur and the Orphans of Mygoma

Sudanese bloggers on illegitimate children, Obama's victory, and the Muslim and Arab hypocrisy in regards to the Darfur conflict.

AIDS awareness through video

HIV/AIDS is a World-Wide pandemic which has been decimating the lives of men, women and children for more than 20 years. Today we bring you videos that discuss HIV/AIDS in...

26 November 2008

Angola: Children as young as 6 face accusations of witchcraft

Children as young as six years old have been accused of witchcraft and abandoned, mistreated, tortured and even killed in Angola, where such accusations are deemed valid. Clara Onofre investigates...

Madagascar: Land deal with Daewoo finally rejected by authority

25 November 2008

Senegal: Billionaire hopes auto rickshaws can create thousands of jobs

A plan to create 60,000 new jobs by importing tens of thousands of auto rickshaws to Senegal has sparked an impassioned online debate.

Burkina Faso: Fertility and Underdevelopment

DRC: Didace Namujimbo Radio Okapi Journalist Murdered

24 November 2008

The Yellow Humvee Saga – A conclusion.

Kenya: Save The Mau Forest!

Kenya's Mau Forest is one of the largest indigenous forests in East Africa, and it is under threat from slashing, burning (for charcoal) and illegal settlement. Some background on the...

Environment: SA Bloggers sound off on GMO foods.

Genetically Modified foods have been a concern for many environment bloggers in South Africa and other parts of Africa too. On this post we check in a handful of bloggers...

23 November 2008

Madagascar: South Korean Land Deal Sparks Controversy

South Korea has just leased half of all the arable land in Madagascar according to the Financial Times. This has stirred quite a debate in the Malagasy blogosphere about land...

22 November 2008

MENA: How to deal with Somali piracy?

Last week a Saudi supertanker was hijacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Kenya, making it the largest ship ever to have been seized in this way. The problem...

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