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· January, 2006

Stories about Nigeria from January, 2006

Nigeria: hostages freed

Nigerian Times reports on the freeing of hostages in Nigeria's Niger Delta.

Nigeria: Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Molara Wood points to an interview with Kenyan writer, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, in Saturdays UK Guardian…..”I told them I wanted to be in touch with the everyday. But we returned...

African Music Roundup

What is African hip hop? From Nairobi to Dakar hip hop has caught the imagination of the youth producing so many rap crews, breakers and all round b-boys. Some argue...

Nigeria: feminism in Africa

Jangbalajugbu-Homeland Stories reports on a discussion at his university (University of Obafemi Awolow – Ife) on “Feminism & its role in contemporary Africa”….”the audience argued about Religion and Culture and...

Nigeria: Davos

Grandiose Parlour reports on the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos and asks…”What does it mean to Auntie Ngozi in her dusty, remote, erosion-ravaged village in the hills of Ubakala,...

Nigeria: Fela and the State

Chippla's Weblog writes on Fela and the State…..”While the state appeared to have no problem with Fela's marriages, it simply refused to accept a republic within the Nigerian republic where...

Nigeria: blog on ethnicity

New Nigerian blog EthnicLoft created to ……” to serve as an online “watering-hole” for ethnic people worldwide. It is primarily a blog on issues relating to ethnicity, tradition, and culture....

Uganda: crafts by the people

Timbuktu Chronicles points to a Ugandan organisation, Uganda Crafts, “managed by disadvantaged people that helps disadvantaged people. The majority of the artisans are either people who are disabled, widowed or...

Nigeria: Africa MTV

CyBlug comments on the change in young MTV African watchers who now aspire to own “Hummers” talk like American hip hop artists and dress similarly.

Nigerian blogs this week

A round-up of some Nigerian blogs, this week.

South Africa: Jesus a myth?

South African blogger Moral Fibre reports on a SABC programme discussing whether Jesus was a myth or not.….”One intelligent member of the audience suggested that Africans should evaluate Christianity in...

Nigeria: Human Rights

Jeremy of Naijablog has a number of posts on homosexuality in Nigeria and publishes a section from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which would make the proposed law banning...

Nigeria: Reviewing Daniel Pink

Jangbalajugbu-Homeland Stories is reading “A Whole New Mind” by Daniel Pink. He shares his thoughts on the book and on “abundance”…..Though he acknowledged that “Offcourse, material wealth hasn’t reached everyone...

Nigeria: Africa Cup

Soul on Ice has an Africa Cup of Nations match report: Day 4. Nigeria 1, Ghana 0 …..”Man of the match? Wilson Oruma. The midnight marauder was everywhere displaying some...

Nigeria: hostages in the delta

Nigerian Times comments on the hostage taking in the Niger Delta. He believes the oil companies (Shell) and the Nigerian government have to take some responsibility for the situation.

Nigeria: paradise

Teju Cole posts more of his beautiful Nigerian photos. (I believe he deserves an award for these photos – any suggestions welcome.) He also has a poem “Paradise”…..One night a...

Nigeria: blog mentoring

Nigerian blogger, Ore, writes about her excitement of being part of blogging mentoring project involving young Caucacus Women.... “Each week, “mentors” will post on a variety of topics to inspire...

Nigeria: Legislators

Grandiose Parlour asks some serious questions of Nigerian legislators in the light of the decision to close down the Tinapa Tourist Resort project due to violence in the Niger Delta…….”Are...

Nigeria: ban on gay marriages

In contrast Afro Homo takes a completely different approach. In reponse to the Archibishop Akinola, head of the Nigerian Anglican Church,who believes homosexuality is “Unnatural and Unafrican” he writes……”How would...

Nigeria: Homophobia

The main conversation in the Nigerian blogosphere this week has been the banning by the Nigerian government of same sex marriages. It will also be illegal for anyone to campaign...

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