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· March, 2007

Stories about Nigeria from March, 2007

Africa: Bloggers Differ on Reparations and Apology for Slavery

The Slave Trade Act was passed in England 200 years ago. The act ended slave trade in the British empire. A number of events such as art exhibits, lectures, church...

Africa: China's Africa interest not neo-colonial

China does not seek economic and political control of Africa: “IT’S ironic that some Western countries which are former colonial powers have accused China of pushing a “neo-colonialism” policy in...

Nigeria: dispute over presidential candidacy

The Head Heeb on the dispute over the Nigerian Vice-President candidacy, “The root cause of the controversy is Article 137 of the constitution, which prohibits any person indicted for fraud...

Nigeria: using website to communicate with voters

Naijablog has a short post about the website of the Nigerian presidential candidate, Umar Musa Yar'adua. He is inviting voters to communicate directly with him through his site.

Africa: Blogging business, investment, and entrepreneurship

In our first post on Africa's business bloggers we introduced you to the Africa bloggers focusing on business. In this second post, we are only going to focus on a...

Nigeria/South Africa: mobile yellow pages

Grandiose Parlor writes about the latest mobile technology in Nigeria and South Africa in “From Nigerian Yellow Pages to Bluetooth Enabled Marketing in South Africa.”

Nigeria, Cameroon: Purple Hibiscus

Cameroonian Sanaga Peregrinations writes [Fr] of Nigerian Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel Purple Hibiscus: “Important questions are raised in this book, between respect of tradition and conformity to christian teachings, does...

Africa: Ya Ma'Afrika: African-themed TV series

Joshua Wanyama at African Path posts a press release about Ya Ma'Afrika, “Ya Ma'Afrika” is a fictional drama show that fuses the lives of 4 African women living in New...

Africa: Hope Raisers, “Da Bomb”, Swahili Hip Hop, & Zimfest

In the 4 weeks since my last post on Global Voices, there has been lots of activity covered by bloggers in the African music scene. Here is a roundup of...

Africa: help or leave my motherland

Adefunke is not impressed with pro-Africa charity initiatives, “Ryan announced on the show that he and Simon had already made a trip to ‘Africa’ to witness the poverty and sickness...

Nigeria: African Girl single released

Mimi magazine blogs announces the release of a new single, African Girl, by a Nigerian young musician, Nayo: “Nayo, MIMI's March 2007 covergirl, has released her debut single, African Girl...

Africa: International Women's Day

Sokari writes about African women bloggers celebrating International Women's Day 2007, “There are probably hundreds of blogs by African women on the continent and in the Diaspora so selecting this...

Africa: China vs US

The Varsjinskij Prophecies sees a possible collision between China and the United States in Africa, “The fact that Hu’s visit and the announcement of AFRICOM coincided was most likely a...

Nigeria: open for business

Blogging from TED conference, Ethan Zuckerman writes, “As a precursor to the sorts of African thinkers we’ll be seeing in Arusha at the TED Global conference, we’re honored to hear...

Africa is Ready for Business

My name is Benin Mwangi. I blog about entrepreneurship in Africa and I follow closely many other blogs covering African business in the blogosphere. This is my first Global Voices...

Africa: desperate call for recolonization

Dennis Matanda writes his last desperate call for the recolonization of Africa, “Look across the African continent today and see who is being villainous. I can, from over my shoulder,...

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