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· September, 2009

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from September, 2009

Guinea-Conakry: 58 Killed By Army

  29 September 2009

International news sites, French radio [fr], BBC Africa, Twitter [fr], journalists, NGOs and political leaders report of on armed forces shooting on unarmed crowd in Conakry, Guinea capital, today on sept.28th a number of 58 protesters, wonded or dead, were evacuated to the main hospital in Conakry. The crowd was...

West Africa : Victims of Floods Call for Help

  26 September 2009

Last weeks’ torrential rains triggered disastrous floodings (Fr), killing 159 people and affecting over 600,000 in a dozen Western Africa countries, unprepared to face seasonal rains growing heavier and heavier. (See map). Afropages (Fr) describes the situation in Conakry, Guinea's capital.

Floods in West Africa Displace Hundreds of Thousands

  26 September 2009

The ReliefWeb, quoting the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), reports that recent floods in West Africa have displaced or made homeless 600 000 persons, destroyed schools, roads, hospitals in Burkina Faso,Senegal, Niger,Guinea, and Ghana. Guinea alone account for 40.000 people in need of help.

Massive Protests in Guinea

  26 September 2009

A MISNA (Missionary International Service News Agency) report published on Sept. 25, states that massive street protests took place in Labé, Guinea second largest city, against Captain Dadis Moussa Camara, the military head of the state.

Botswana: River flows again since 1988

  24 September 2009

Boronyane River in Botswana flows again since 1988: “Local dignitaries and politicians gather on the banks of the Boronyane River to watch it flow down to the Thamalakane River. Local knowledge says it last flowed in 1988 and 1974 – so this is a big occasion.”

Botswana: Churches targeted by crime syndicates

  24 September 2009

Are international criminals targeting churches in Botswana?: “There are fears that some churches in Botswana may fall prey to international crime syndicates who launder money under the guise of donations and sponsorship.”

Africa: Volunteer for BikeTown Africa

  24 September 2009

BikeTown Africa is heading to Tanzania and South Africa: “Over the next two months, BikeTown Africa will be delivering 640 Kona AfricaBikes to South Africa and Tanzania and Kona needs your help.”

Africa: Africa Code Camp

  24 September 2009

An announcement of AfricaCodeCamp next month: “So on the 4th of October we'll get as many of these innovators as possible together in one place in San Francisco, to problem solve and work together to make all of our hacking even better.”

Africa: Will technophobia crash the ICT party?

  22 September 2009

With the growing influence of ICT for development, can fear of technology and misunderstanding of its uses disproportionally affect the developing world? Here are a few examples of initiatives to combat technophobia in Africa.

Mobile-empowered to serve you better

  22 September 2009

The mobile phone has grown to be a tool that enables, farmers, small traders and service providers to take information-based decisions, thereby leading to their economic empowerment

Gabon: Opposition Continues to Fight Election Result

  22 September 2009

Gabon's political opposition present a united front against the August election results, which handed the son of former dictator Omar Bongo the presidency. Politicians and citizens alike speak out against France's meddling in the country's politics.

Republic of Congo: Government at last

  21 September 2009

Elie Smith blogs about the new government in Congo-Brazzavile: “Why it has taken 63 days for Mr Denis Sassou Nguesso to form his government is a mystery, especially that, no major changes has been noticed. While there is no major change of faces, one will note that, the 37 member...

Cameroon: Dibussi Tande at the forefront of African blogging

  21 September 2009

Francis Nyamjoh writes about the Cameroonian blogger, Dibussi Tande: “Dibussi Tande established JimbiMedia in 2004 with the primary objective of using affordable blogging technology to give a solid online presence to powerful African voices – creative people, trendsetters, academics, journalists, etc.”

South Africa: Escorting a tour around Africa

  20 September 2009

Tony Park writes about his South African tour: “I could tell you that it’s hard work escorting a tour around Africa, and that staying in the lap of luxury is not all it’s cracked up to be… but I’d be lying. Greetings, at long last, Legion of Fans (LOF) from...

South Africa: Eid Mubarak from community blog

  20 September 2009

A community blog, Ramadan.co.za wishes its readers Eid Mubarak: “I hope we have brought value to you this Ramadan, and we hope that you have enjoyed reading the articles. Also, please take the time to thank the bloggers and remember us in your duas. All the bloggers here put in...

About our Sub-Saharan Africa coverage

Nwachukwu Egbunike is the Sub-Saharan Co-Editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

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