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· March, 2009

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from March, 2009

Liberia: Unfair Labor Practices at Guthrie Rubber Plantations

Nat blogs about unfair labor practices at the Guthrie Rubber Plantations in Liberia.

Liberia: Tribal politics at the senate

In his post titled, Legislative Politics or Tribal Fuel, Kontiamon discusses tribal politics at the Liberian senate .

Nigeria: Watch Cassava Republic Press

Nigeria's Cassava Republic Press is one of the top 10 brands to watch in 2009.

Liberia: University of Liberia Receives US$ 20,000

Syracuse University has donated US$20,000 to University of Liberia mass communication department US$ 20.000 worth of equipment which includes digital cameras, lenses, batteries memory cards and two lap tops, Liberian...

Water: One Take International Video Contest

“Is access to clean, safe water for drinking a basic human right? Why? or Why not?”. That is the question One Take is asking for you to answer in your...

France, Americas, Africa: The “Y'a Bon” Awards

On March 17th 2009, a group called les Indivisibles [Fr] launched the “Y'a Bon Awards”, a dubious honour bestowed upon politicians, journalists, or any public officials who have contributed to...

Africa: African Bloggers at G20 Summit

Nigerian blogger, Sokari Ekine is one of African bloggers who will cover G20 summit: “My plan of action is to try to cover both the G20 summit and the Alternative...

Liberia: Liberia's Natural Born Bloggers

David Sasaki writes about Liberia's natural born bloggers: It is hard to imagine a place more difficult to keep a blog than a country that just barely has an electric...

Zimbabwe: My Blog is Blocked!

On Friday March 20, 2009 the Zimbabwean blog, Peace, love & happiness unto the whole world, was blocked. The author of the blog, Eusebia, wrote a short post about it...

Sudan: Chilling Account of the Arrest of an Online Activist

Sudanese Internet activist and lawyer Abdel Hakim Abdel Rahman Nasr was arrested in a raid on his house on the night of March 5 - and released March 11. Nasr...

Tunisia: Dismissed Student Activists on Hunger Strike for the Right to Education

A total of 158 Tunisians and their friends from around the world went on hunger strike for a day today (March 26) in solidarity with five students who have been...

Pakistan: Persecution of Religious Minorities

Rumbold at Pickled Politics comments: “Before the latest round of violence, the situation was already bad for minorities in Pakistan. But now increased numbers are fleeing as more of them...

Uganda: Linking rural farmers with export markets

Learn how solar drying business links Uganda rural farmers with export markets.

South Africa: China Shouts, South Africa Jumps

China has told the South African government to deny the Dalai Lama a visa. South Africa complies. I wonder if Zuma is going to carry on in this weak-willed manner?...

Uganda: Can short-term development projects bring change?

Eliza Anyangwe wonders whether short-term development projects such as the The Katine project in Uganda can deliver lasting change.

Madagascar: Roots of the Turmoil

Stephen Ellis, co-author (with Solofo Randrianja) of Madagascar: A Short History, explains that Ravalomanana's removal can be attributed to two main factors: his use of presidential power to further business...

Nigeria: Blogsville Initiatives

Blogsville Initiatives is a post about various initiatives started by Nigerian bloggers, which include Naija Bloggers Award and Blogsville Idol 2007.

Liberia: Liberian tailor wins US$10,000

Samuel T. Bowin is a Liberian tailor who lost everything except a pair of trousers and a shirt. How did he win US$10,000?

Kenya: Turning shipping containers into offices

Afromusing writes about a project using shipping containers as pre-fab offices in rural Kenya.

Liberia: Obama is not the first African-American president

In his post titled, Everything you ever wanted to know about Liberia (And more), David Sasaki points out that the first African-American president of any country was the Liberian president...

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