Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from March, 2010
Rebecca's advice for France Telecoms whose plans are to dominate the East African telecommunication market.
More kudos to Lagos as [The New Afrika] Shrine is named as one of the top small music venues in the world. I am not sure what the reviewer means “its not for the faint-hearted”…” writes Sokari.
Gayle writes about Ghana Travel & Living Guide: “If you want to buy the guide for the current price of US$8.15 you have 4 more days to do so! It's not scary. It's not difficult.”
Diversity is one of the reasons Fiona likes Ghana: “We realised during the afternoon that there were ten nationalities represented – African, Middle Eastern, European, North American, Asian and Australasian.”
Ruthie Ackerman, founder of Rising Voices grantee Ceasefire Liberia, charts the source of recent violence in Lofa County, Liberia since the murder of a young girl in February.
Before she was acquitted of attempted robbery and hijacking in South Africa, Denise Abbah was imprisoned in a male cell for seven months as she waited for her trial. The prison officials mistook her for a transvestite. Ms Abbah is now seeking justice as she is suing the Department of Correctional Services for...
At the Paris Salon du Livre – France's biggest annual book fair, the website atelier des médias (media workshops) hosted by Radio France Internationale (RFI) “flips through the literary blogs of a few guests of the media workshops”: Gangoueus LaRéus at Chez Gangeous, Liss Kihindou at Liss dans la vallée...
This is a roundup of blog posts of Concern US aid workers blogging from Sub-Saharan Africa. Concern US aid workers blog regularly about their work and challenges they face as they help to transform lives of people in Malawi, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Théophile Kouamouo has published a tense back and forth exchange between Venance Konan, editorialist and former ally of ex-President Bedié and members of the FPI, the party currently in charge (fr). The Ivorian government states that the peace process is in jeopardy a month before the scheduled presidential elections.
World Water Day is a day observed on March 22 since 1993 when the United Nations General Assembly declared March, 22 as World Day for Water. Jemila Wunpini Abdulai, an active member of the Ghana Blogging Group suggested we make the day a Ghana Blogging Universal Day post.
Africa is a Country writes about Grandamas who play soccer in South Africa: “About 55 women take part in the games with the youngest 4 years old.”
A dispute that could break out between Ghana and neighboring Ivory Coast. Ivory Coast is reportedly laying claims to portions of the huge oil wealth in the deep waters of the Western Region of Ghana.
Cormac watches as farmers in Gokwe North in central Zimbabwe take part in an old tradition in rural Zimbabwe called Field Day
Tomavana writes that official report have raised the death toll from Tropical Storm Hubert in Madagascar from 36 last week to 78 and affected 145,000 people. He adds that health experts on site fear an outbreak of Chikungunya because of the flood (fr).
Baldeabdoulaye explains that mining companies Rio Tinto and Chinalco have come to an agreement on jointly developing an iron ore project in Guinea. The opposition criticizes the signing because they perceive the deal as a way for the military junta to take advantage of the current obscure political circumstances to...
Erik writes about crowdfunding and seed funding in Africa: “We’re starting to see a few angel investors like Sean Murphy of Chembe Ventures making their way around the continent, but they are not nearly enough to fulfill the capacity of ideas and individuals who need startup capital.”
Is Makmende Kenya's first Internet sensation: “Unless you’ve been offline for the better part of two weeks its Kenya’s first viral Internet sensation, and his name is Makmende! Yes. Makmende is something to smile about! He is Kenya’s first super hero and boy does he rock!”
If social media is changing communication patterns in the West, it sure has not fallen short of touching interesting places on the African continent. So it is no surprise that MacJordan, one of Global Voices’ own, is collaborating with Rodney Quarcoo to bring Accra Twestival in Ghana.
South Africans remember the Sharpeville Massacre on 21 March 1960 as a turning point in the history of political resistance against racial discrimination. Sixty-nine people were killed in the township of Sharpeville when South African police opened fire on a crowd of black protesters.
On Sunday March 14th, all French citizens including those in the four French overseas departments were asked to vote for the regional elections... but two major elections in a three-month period may have been too much for the 55.55% of Martinican voters who decided to stay home and not vote.
Guadeloupean blogger Anba pyé mango-la wonders [Fr] about the situation of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion, former colonies which became the four overseas departments of the French Republic, sixty-four years ago.