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· January, 2009

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from January, 2009

Madagascar: The mayor proclaims himself president

A dispute between the president of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanan, and the mayor of the capital, Andry Rajoelina, thrust Malagasy citizens into violent rioting and looting last week, and has now...

Egypt: Hijacked ship will be blown up

A few weeks after confirming the hijacking of an Egyptian ship by pirates of Somalia, Zeinobia reminds us again with the current status. On one hand, according to the crew's...

Ethiopia: What a Difference Water Makes

At the end of last year, five families decided that visiting Ethiopia with their daughters would be the best way for them to see what their donations to provide fresh,...

Madagascar: “Unmitigated Disaster”

After two days of upheaval that resulted in an estimated death toll at 80 nationally, and the looting of dozens of stores, a day of relative calm greeted a stunned...

Martinique, South Africa: Cultural Exchange

Africlassical reports that South Africa's Premier ballet company has been invited to dance in Martinique as part of a cultural collaboration.

Jamaica, Zimbabwe: Hunger Strike

“Do people in Jamaica and the Caribbean care enough about events in Zimbabwe to lend their help to this call for moral action?”: Annie Paul has a friend who is...

Zambia: Gateway Liberalisation

Zambian Economist is happy about the Zambian government decision to liberalise international gateway, “Its been a long road arguing for decoupling Zamtel and full IG liberalisation. To see government signal...

Kenya: Writing Queer Kenya

Writing Queer Kenya is accepting submissions from Kenyan queers, “We lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex individuals, in a word, queers, have had the distinct un-pleasure of being told we...

Ethiopia: The Boy Without Arms

Are you ready to help Aschelew, “the boy without arms“?: Several years ago Aschelew was depressed over his parents’ AIDS, and his family chained him up to keep him from...

Kenya: Free Gay Classifieds in Mainstream Media?

Kenyan Gay Man is suprised to see free gay classfieds published in the Kenyan mainstream media.

Africa: Of Investments and Trade in Africa

Yangu discusses the future of trade and investment on the African continent. He argues that, “That Investment opportunities in Africa have expanded over the past few years is no longer...

Kenya: Can You Help?

Kenya Community Initiative Support is looking for your help to improve the lives of children at Twiga. They need, among other things, gardening tools, spades, forks, hoes, rakes.

Madagascar: “History repeats itself…as a farce” in recent unrest

On blogs and forums, reflections on the sources of the current unrest and the history of Madagascar's turbulent democracy.

Africa: The Mobiles vs PCs Debate

White African discussess the Mobiles vs PCs debate in Africa. He notes that, “PC access plus education tend to equal more mobile applications.”

Africa: Obama's War of Deception

“Obama's War of Deception in Africa” is an analysis by Sekou Nkrumah, the Chairman of the Pan-African Improvement, of Obama's military strategy in Africa.

Madagascar: Negotiations canceled as unrest spreads

There was a slight hope of a rapid resolution in the currently undergoing social unrest in Madagascar. Leaders of both government and opposition announced a meeting would be held yesterday....

DRC:Virunga Gorilla Population Has Grown

On Tuesday, 27 January 2009, D.R of Congo's Virunga National Park authorities issued a press release declaring that the population of habituated – or human tolerant – mountain gorillas in...

Nigeria: Developing Women 2.0

A new NGO named W.TEC has adopted Web 2.0 tools and technologies in order to facilitate knowledge gathering and sharing amongst Nigerian women.

Madagascar's resourceful kids

This week, two videos from Madagascar show us how children make do with their situation and rise above it using ingenuity, creativity and a bit of daring. First is Toky,...

Madagascar: Looting scenes on video as uncertainty prevails

A youtube video of a looting scene at a major shopping center in Antanarivo was posted by c17dabossbaby. Many bloggers are wondering why the police forces are seemingly absent during...

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