· May, 2011

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from May, 2011

East Africa: New Investements for Startups in East Africa

  31 May 2011

Emeka blogs about Fanisi Venture Capital Fund which “focuses on a segment of the market that has to date been outside the ambit of most venture funds in the East African market. Fanisi makes equity investments of $0.5 million – $3 million per transaction in high growth businesses, including start...

Côte d'Ivoire: Is Charles Blé Goudé alive ?

  31 May 2011

After weeks of uncertainty about his whereabouts, an alleged audio recording of Charles Blé Goudé [fr], the former Ivorian Minister of Youth under ousted president Laurent Gbagbo, has appeared in the Facebook group, “RESEAU MONDIAL FACEBOOKERS POUR GBAGBO” (Worldwide Network of Facebookers for Gbagbo). In the recording, posted by Cyrius...

Kenya: Catholic Church Should Cleanse Its House

  30 May 2011

The Catholic Church in Kenya should cleanse its house, argues Sue at Jamii Ya Kenya blog: “The recent accusation of a priest Renato Kizito of sexually abusing his secretary is shocking but not strange, because this is not the first time he is accused of sexual abuse. In 2009 he...

Gambia: On Gambia's First President

  30 May 2011

Mathew K. Jallow discuses the legacy of Sir Dawda K Jawara, Gambia's first president: “As president, Sir Dawda Jawara was unlike most African leaders and politicians of his generation; leaders who took advantage of their positions to enrich themselves with the wealth of their people. If there was one negative...

Zimbabwe: On Journalism and Sexual Harassment

  30 May 2011

Beven Takunda blogs about journalism and sexual harassment in Zimbabwe: “A number of young female journalists coming from college have raised complaints that they are being asked to go out with some of the editors of these newly established newspapers if they want to get employed. This is vey sad...

Zimbabwe: Fined US$400 for killing a woman

  30 May 2011

A man is fined US$400 for killing a woman in Zimbabwe: “Fungai Tichawangana is widely admired and respected in Zimbabwe. Fungai’s wife was killed by a drunk driver. A man who was fined US$400 and had his license suspended for 6 months. Fungai pointed out to us that people who...

Togo: 8 digits phone numbers coming soon

  30 May 2011

“Starting August 7, 2011, at 00.00 GMT, a new 8 digits telephone dialing system will be implemented in Togo.” Louis Bararmna on African News details what this will change for users [Fr] when calling landlines and mobile phones in Togo.

Senegal: Debate on Nafissatou Diallo's Accusations Against DSK

  30 May 2011

On May 24, Senego.com, based in Senegal, announced [fr] that the African Assembly for the Defence of Human Rights (RADDHO) was to hold a public conference on the next day (May 25) on “the position of African civil society on Nafissatou Diallo's accusations against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.”

Uganda: It Began With Words, Songs and Music

  28 May 2011

The women of Northern Uganda have been banding together in groups to support each other: “The Voice Project is an attempt to support these incredible women and the peace movement in Uganda, and an effort to see how far a voice can carry.”

Uganda: Police Raid Newspaper Printing Press

  28 May 2011

Police raid newspaper printing press in Uganda: “The police have raided and searched premises of Prime General Supply limited a company which offers printing services to Ggwanga news paper, barely hours after the newspaper premises were raided. The Ntinda based company also prints for the Razor – a daily publication...

Sudan: An Abyei Timeline: The Long Road to Khartoum’s Military Invasion

  28 May 2011

Following Sudan's military invasion of Abyei, Eric Reeves provides a schematic chronicle of events from 1905 to demonstrate, “(1) just how fully the National Islamic Front/National Congress Party regime calculated and prepared for its military invasion; (2) when de facto military control of Abyei was achieved; (3) what served as...

Tanzania: Recipe for Pilau Masala

  27 May 2011

Recipe for Pilau Masala from A Taste of Tanzania blog: “This masala is mainly for pilau, but it can be used in many other dishes like samusa, Nyama choma (bbq) etc.”

Rwanda: Army Officer Refutes Claims of Arrest

  27 May 2011

Major Justus Majyambere, a Rwandan army officer who recently travelled to the US on official duty, has refuted claims of arrest: “Reports on some websites and blogs run by Rwandan exiles had insinuated that Major Majyambere had been arrested by US authorities over indictments issued in 2008 by a Spanish...

Kenya: Taking care of orphaned monkey

  26 May 2011

Taking care of an orphaned monkey in Kenya : “We currently have a baby genet at the Colobus Trust which was found a few weeks ago being played with by a troop of vervet monkeys at the Diani Reef Hotel. The genet was weak and exhausted and showed signs of...

Kenya: Documentary on child abuse by Catholic priests

  26 May 2011

Njamba discusses the lastest expose by Irish TV on child abuse by Catholic priests in Kenya: “I just finished watching a 53 minute documentary aired by an Ireland TV station on clerical abuse in Africa and there were four cases of Kenyans two boys and two girls who were abused...

Kenya: East Africa's Biggest Mobile Tech Event

  26 May 2011

East Africa's biggest mobile tech event is taking place in Kenya next month: “The next big thing in African Tech has arrived. Pivot 25 is here!The region’s top 25 mobile tech startups pitch against each other June 14-15 in Nairobi, Kenya at the Ole Sereni Hotel.”

About our Sub-Saharan Africa coverage

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

Njeri Wangari is the Sub-Saharan Africa Co-editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Dércio Tsandzana is the Lusophone (Portuguese) editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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