· March, 2010

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from March, 2010

Ghana: Ghana Travel & Living Guide

  29 March 2010

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.”

Ghana: Random things I like about Ghana

  29 March 2010

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.”

Liberia: Girl's murder sparks violence

  27 March 2010

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.

South Africa: The woman who spent 7 months in a male cell

  27 March 2010

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...

France : Literary blogs and Paris Book Fair

  26 March 2010

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...

Africa: Notes From the Field

  25 March 2010

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.

Côte d'Ivoire: War of Words between Political Figures

  24 March 2010

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.

Ghana: Blogging for World Water Day

  24 March 2010

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.

Zimbabwe: Farmers Field Day

  24 March 2010

Cormac watches as farmers in Gokwe North in central Zimbabwe take part in an old tradition in rural Zimbabwe called Field Day

Africa: Crowdfunding in Africa

  23 March 2010

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.”

Kenya: Is Makmende Kenya's first Internet sensation?

  23 March 2010

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!”

Ghana: Accra Twestival 2010: Social Media Activity With Substance?

  23 March 2010

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 Africa: Remembering Sharpeville Massacre

  21 March 2010

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.

Martinique: Election, tension and abstention

  20 March 2010

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.

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