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· August, 2005

Stories about Nigeria from August, 2005

Nigeria: No problem with China textiles

Chippla echoes a view also seen elsewhere in the African blogosphere; why does the West have a problem with the flood of cheap Chinese textiles to hit world ports since...

Blogs of the World, Aggregate!

Boris Anthony, our good friend and Global Voices’ beloved graphic designer/toolsmith, recently offered this observation: “….In the last 6 months, I have not worked on a single ‘weblog': it's all...

Nigeria: Web site hacked by Turks

Afrotecnik reports on a hacker attack on a Nigerian Web site by suspected Turkish hackers.

Nigeria: Bloggers unite

Kazey Journal has set up a new site,, aimed at bringing Nigerian bloggers together, and calls for volunteers to help run it.

Nigeria: Follow the money

Black Looks reports on investigations into the financial affairs of Nigeria's vice-president, Atiku Abubakar.

Nigeria: Journalists against AIDS

Black Looks highlights the work of an organization in Nigeria called “Journalists Against AIDS”, and provides a breakdown of HIV/AIDS statistics in that country.

Nigeria: President tackles issue of torture

Human Rights Watch calls for concrete action from Nigeria following an unprecendented statement by President Olusegun Obasanjo, who admitted that Nigerian police officers have committed killings and torture.

Software Freedom Day

Emeka Okafor at Timbuktu Chronicles reports on open source initiatives across Africa on Software Freedom Day.

Nigeria: Sex, AIDS and coercion

Women's Autonomy and Sexual Sovereignty Movements comments on an op-ed article by a New York Times contributor in Nigeria about women's vulnerability to HIV/AIDS and coercive sex, which is often...

Nigeria: Sino-Nigerian relationship: True partnership?

Chippla's Weblog takes another look at the relationship between China and Nigeria.

The BBC sponsors African blogs

The BBC has a long tradition of encouraging readers and listeners of their Africa service to talk about their views of the continent, running features like “Why I Love Africa”,...

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