· July, 2006

Stories about Ghana from July, 2006

Africans in Lebanon

  25 July 2006

Black Looks reports that an estimated 20,000 Ethiopians as well as Nigerians, Ghanaians, Sudanese and Somalis working in Lebanon, many of whom were trafficked there, are being “left to fend for themselves without money or papers.”

French-Speaking Bloggers on Rabat Conference on Migration

What Will the Conference Bring? Says France-based African blogger Le Pangolin, Du 10 au 11 juillet 2006, s'est tenue à Rabat au Maroc, la première rencontre interministérielle euro-africaine sur les problèmes des migrations entre ces deux continents.Elle a regroupé 57 pays africains et européens et certaines organisations humanitaires qui se...

Ghana: Wireless initiative

  20 July 2006

Timbuktu Chronicles notes the “Wireless Ghana” initiative, an affliate of the CUWIN project. The project's prime goal is to make Internet access in rural communites a reality, he writes.

Nigeria, Ethiopia: Lebanon evacuations

  18 July 2006

Ethioblog takes note of a report that Nigeria has begun evacuating its nationals from Lebanon, and is also helping Ethiopians, Ghanaians, Senegalese and citizens of other African countries to leave.

Across West Africa this week

  13 July 2006

We start this week's blog round-up with Under the Acacias who blogs: Osama bin Laden in Burkina Faso The face of Osama bin Laden glared down at me from his camel, a kalashnikov gun in his hand. Fortunately, he was only on the front of a t-shirt of a young...

Ghana: Zidane reaction

  10 July 2006

Ghana-based David Ajao presents a round-up of blogger reaction to the sending off of French soccer captain Zinedine Zidane in the final of the 2006 World Cup in Berlin after he headbutted an Italian player.

Ghana: Drug smuggling

7 July 2006

E.K. Bensah has some thoughts on combating drug smuggling out of Ghana, following the arrest of popular Ghanaian singer Daassebre in the U.K. with two kilograms of cocaine.

Africa: Lessons Learned from Mittal Steel

  5 July 2006

Lessons drawn by Le Pangolin from the recent acquisition by Indian-owned steel company Mittal Steel of European-owned Arcelor (Fr): ” Economic actors of developing countries can really change the world if they are so inclined. (…) The West is not invincible.”

Sounds of Africa

  4 July 2006

As you read this the World Cup is in it's Semi Final stages with Italy knocking the host Germany out. So far it has been a wonderful festival of football with heroes created and reborn. Ghana made it to the last 16 and made all of us proud. Other African...

Africa: Is Homosexuality a Religion?

  2 July 2006

France-based Togolese Blogger Kangni Alem reflected on homosexuality in Africa recently. Namely, he tackled claims by some on the continent that homosexuality is a heretic religion. In the process, he mentioned recent “outings” of public figures. A debate ensued that involved Martinique's lesbian blogger Le Blog de [Moi] who'd read...