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· September, 2009

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from September, 2009

Madagascar Delegation Barred from UN General Assembly Stage

In an attempt to legitimize the military-backed government, Madagascar's acting leader was scheduled to speak at the UN General Assembly on Thursday, only to be barred. Malagasy bloggers and twitterers...

Guinea-Conakry: 58 Killed By Army

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...

Uganda: Tried and true recycling program

A link to a Flickr photo of Kampala's tried and true recycling program posted at Citizen Uganda blog.

West Africa : Victims of Floods Call for Help

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....

Floods in West Africa Displace Hundreds of Thousands

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,...

Massive Protests in Guinea

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,...

Botswana: River flows again since 1988

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...

Botswana: Churches targeted by crime syndicates

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...

Africa: Volunteer for BikeTown Africa

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...

Uganda: When health care system in Bundibugyo works

A moving story of how life was saved at Nyahuka Health Center in Bundibugyo, Uganda.

Africa: Africa Code Camp

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...

Australia: Kenyan women refused refugee status

Two Kenyan women are facing deportation from Australia after their asylum applications were rejected, despite risks that they may suffer forced genital mutilation if they are sent home.

Africa: Will technophobia crash the ICT party?

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...

Mobile-empowered to serve you better

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

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...

Seychelles: New lease of life for Seychelles Media Association

Seychelles Digital reports that the Seychelles Media Association (SMA) has been given a new lease of life.

Republic of Congo: Government at last

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...

Cameroon: Dibussi Tande at the forefront of African blogging

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...

South Africa: Escorting a tour around Africa

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...

South Africa: Eid Mubarak from community blog

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,...

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