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· April, 2006

Stories about Nigeria from April, 2006

Taiwan: A Chinese Africa

In ‘Hu charms Africa‘, Taiwan-based American blogger Richard at The Peking Duck links to a story on China's “efforts to create a new world order ” evidenced by president Hu...

Nigeria: Failed leadership

Nigeria, Whats New criticises the Aspen Institute which claims to be a leadership forum. He asks “when are these people going to stop milking the poor cow? Nigeria does not...

Nigeria: to stay or leave

NSpace asks Nigerians who want to go to America to write a list of 10 things they think America will offer them and 10 points to add to the blueprint...

Nigeria: China's Scramble for Africa

Chippla has an excellent post on China's scramble for Africa…”In the new scramble for Africa, China appears to be a winner on all fronts—getting lucrative deals while choosing not to...

Nigeria: JP Morgan investment

Nigerian blog, CyBlug reports that investment bank JP Morgan has been awared the job of “custodian of the nation's foreign reserves, which currently stands at $35bn.

Nigeria: Civil War

Naijablog comments that Nigeria has failed to reach its moment of “genius” mainly because it has so far refused to acknowledge the depths of its suffering – “the civil war,...

Some Excerpts from West African Blogs

Gambia Dictatorial rule of Yahya Jammeh of Gambia–Home of the Mandinmories“Gambians are bleeding from excessive taxation. They are bleeding from the debt burden that is incurred in their name and...

Nigeria: technology and violence

Chippla writes on terrorism, technology and violence using Bin Laden, Nigerian militants and the Kenyan Mau Mau uprising and the ANC struggle against apartheid as examples of how “one mans...

African music #7

Nothing beats a music festival. You meet like the music lovers, people interested in the genre and enjoy the good party vibe. And though you know the lineup in advance...

Nigeria: Internet exchange points

Oro reports that Nigerian internet traffic will soon have it's own exchange points which should speed up the time it takes for your email to reach its destination and vice...

Britain: Immigration realities

Aba Boy comments on the anti immigration discourse currently taking place in Britain. He suggests that 1,2,3, 4th generation immigrants down tools for a day “I think this simple act...

Nigeria: Debt cancellation

Grandiose Parlor comments on the recent Nigerian debt cancellation. He wonders how Nigerians have benefitted from the debt and where the loans were spent. …”What disturbs me the most is...

African women this week.

Congratulations to Kenyan women bloggers who have won Kenya Unlimited Kaybee awards 2006. Mshairi for best poetry blog; Gussaurus for best new blog and most interactive blog; Mama's Junkyard for...

Nigeria: herbal medicines

Naijablog posts on the increased use of herbal medicines (Chinese and indigenous) in Nigeria where several companies have started to acquire licensing for their products.

Nigeria: BBC's news of the day

African Shirts reports on a day of news reports by the BBC on Nigerian. From the Niger Delta militants bombing, to debt repayment and finally a review of one of...

Diaspora: Mashup and Football

Soul on Ice posts on a new music trend known as “mash ups” - which he says is nothing new really but a continuation of mix and remix and remixing...

Hip hop review

African Shirts has a roundup of some of UK's hip hop bands

Nigeria: Letters to your younger self

Nigerian blogger Pilgrimage to Self started a trend by asking commentors to post a letter to their “younger selves”… Here she posts some of the letters from bloggers.

Diasporas

Ijebuman's Diary points to an interesting article on the “political importance of Diasporas” in Migration for Information Source.

Nigeria: plane spotting

Chippla's Weblog spends some time on historical “plane spotting” in Nigeria with an overview of the different aircrafts and airlines operating in Nigeria.

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