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· November, 2005

Stories about Nigeria from November, 2005

Nigerian Blogosphere

Dabar Objects starts us up this week with “Nigeria and ECommerce: We must be joking”. He pointed out issues about Nigeria doing eCommerce successfully. He discussed why he thinks that...

Nigeria: Computers for all

Grandiose Parlor continues the discussion around £100 laptops, Simputers and computers for the African masses….Dont we need “school for all” and “health for all” before we get “computers for all”?

Nigeria: AfroBeat Musik

SoundRoots Music blog takes us down memory lane with some free downloads of AfroBeat aka Fela's Musik……..”Anyone with an inkling of musical curiosity has at least heard of Afrobeat. It's...

Africa: AIDS

Its World Aids Day on Thursday and Obifromsouthlondon reminds us of some “distressing” figures…..”Aids is gold and HIV was platinum Sit down, ask them where you get your facts from...

Gabon: elections

Chippla's Weblog reports on the Gabon elections which took place yesterday. President Omar Bongo is expected to win. He “is the longest serving ruler on the African continent, having been...

Burkina Faso: microcredit

Timbuktu Chronicles writes about a successful micro credit scheme at work in Burkina Faso.…”As a member of this credit union network, Jacqueline got a first loan of 430,000 FCFA (C$1,000)...

Nigerian blogoshpere this week

Jangbalajugbu-Homeland Stories posts on the Global Voice workshop, “Expression under Repression”. He felt honoured as he says: I am glad I attended the sessions as I was able to see...

Nigeria: SMS campaign

Timbaland reports on his excitement at being asked to do an SMS campaign for his local church

Western Sahara: Mariem Hassan

SoundRoots introduces Mariem Hassan and the Sahraoui musical tradition “Hassan lived in a camp for 26 years, raising her five children there. A rare interview at World Music Central gives...

Diaspora: vengeful acts

Musings of a Naijaman reflects on “ghettos and revengeful violence” by bringing together discussions over the recent Paris riots and the possibility of them being replicated in Germany and Spain,...

Nigeria: Alamieyeseigha & Obasanjo

Nigerian blogger Chippla has been providing us with a number of roundups on what Nigerians are saying about VIPs (“vagabonds in power”) such as bail jumping governors and what Nigerian...

Nigeria: Alamieyeseigha

LamikayTy adds his comment to the disgraceful jumping of bail by Bayelsa State Governor, Alamieyeseigha………………He had the audacity to plan a multi million naira escape, (I heard it cost 300,000...

Nigeria: Nollywood

Confessions of the Mind has a commentary on Nollywood (Nigerian movies)…”Some movies are actually stepping up, you know no “juju” in it, no “babalawo” telling them to bring human head...

Nigeria: Open source

Nigerian blogger Timbaland believes that the launch of the $100 laptop by Nicholas Negroponte in Tunis last week will encourage Nigerian programmers to develop open source for the local market.

Nigeria: Governor jumps bail

A number of Nigerian blogs comment on the recent jumping of bail in the UK by Bayelsa State governor, Dipreye Alamieyeseigha…. Chippla's Weblog, Grandoise Parlour, Musings of a Naijaman.

Nigerian Looter leaders

CyBlug provides a list of Nigerian “looter” leaders and the amounts of money they have stolen from the people.……….”On this note, I give you the world banks list of Nigerian...

Nigeria: Ken Saro Wiwa

Molari Wood reports that Sokari Douglas-Camp & Siraz Izhar won the competition to create a Living Memorial for Ken Saro-Wiwa.

Nigeria: HIV/AIDS workshops

Kids Doc in Jos posts a number of comments from participants of HIV/AIDS workshops. The comments show the positive changes in people's understanding and perspective on HIV/AIDS……….”Most of the workshops...

WSIS: repression

Jangbalajugbu Homeland Stories posts on yesterdays Global Voice workshop “Expression under Repression”…………….Yesterday we listened to first hand expriences of people blogging in coutries like China, Zimbabwe and Iran, where there...

Nigeria: WSIS

Jangbalajugbu-Homeland Stories reports from WSIS in Tunis on the World Youth Congress…..”At the congress young people from different parts of the world came together to discuss the issues that affect...

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