· October, 2005

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from October, 2005

  26 October 2005

Nigerian blogger Trae Days complains that Nigerians have “too much God in their heads” We put too much of God in our thoughts, words and actions when in fact we ain’t that holy.

Nigeria: Whats wrong with Lagos

  26 October 2005

Ante Thoughts – back in Nigeria for a year – is “hanging in there”. On a brief break from teaching in Edo she has some introspects about being in Lagos.

UK: Archbiship of York

  26 October 2005

Black Star Journal reports that racism is not yet dead! The newly installed Archbishop of York (originally from Uganda) Dr John Sentamu revealed he was greeted with racist letters, including some covered in human excrement.

Kenya: Lokichoggio

  26 October 2005

Kenyan banker Bankelele provides us with some financial news from Kenya including the impact of peace in Sudan for the Kenyan town of Lokichoggio which has been the base for humanitarian operations for 20 years.

Zimbabwe: Constitutional Amendment 17

  26 October 2005

ZimPundit considers and explains the irony that Zanu PF may have given the people hope in the form of the Constitutional Amendment No. 17 – The overbearing legislation set out to limit the movements of citizens deemed hostile to national security, protect the government from domestic litigation over their botched...

Voices from Zimbabwe Plus 3

  26 October 2005

Welcome to the inaugral edition of the “Voices from Zimbabwe Plus 3″ where I hope you'll find news from several small African blogospheres. Zimbabwe:-In what has now known as the MDC Senate Debacle, the Movement for Democratic Change, Zimbabwe's main opposition party is locked in a stalemate over whether they...

War crimes in somaliand

  25 October 2005

Inside Somaliland reports on the arrest in Sweden of a member of Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament on suspicion that he was involved in war crimes in the Horn of Africa.

Nigeria – questions

  25 October 2005

Nigerian blogger, Musings of a NaijaMan, asks some serious questions about Nigeria's “Black Weekend” in which 117 died in a plane crash and the 1st lady died on the operating table following liposuction surgery.

Bananas and Oranges in Kenya

  25 October 2005

ThinkersRoom discusses relationships and making the decision to lie or not to lie to your partner – Bananas against and Oranges for!

1000 Naira

  25 October 2005

Chippla's Weblog introduces us to the Nigerian currency, the Naira, and the new N1000 bill which unlike previous notes does not feature the face a famous or “infamous” Nigerian as the case may be.

Roller coasting in Zimbabwe

  25 October 2005

Zimbabwean Pundit has a guest writer, Eddie Cross who has written an article on the “roller coaster” politics in Zimbabwe and it's affect on the lives of ordinary citizens.

Rapping for Palestine

  25 October 2005

Nigerian blogger Soul on Ice attended a conference over the weekend in London organised by the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign. The concert featured civil rights rap group “The Last Poets” and British Caribbean activist poet, Benjamin Zephaniah.

Africa and Pop!Tech 2005

25 October 2005

Ethan Zuckerman of My Heart's In Accra reports on the response of African participants to this years Pop!Tech 2005 conference in rural Maine.

Living with Peace in Darfur

  24 October 2005

Darfuran refugee, Alephonsion Deng writes about his experiences and hopes for the future in Darfur blog Passion of the Present

  24 October 2005

Nigerian blogs, Kisses & Roses, Boggy Woggy and Nigerian Times, report on the plane accident in Nigeria at the weekend as well as the untimely death of Mrs Stella Obasanjo, wife of the President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Zimbabwean Disease

  24 October 2005

Zimbabwean author, Chengerai Hove, writes in this weeks Pambazuka News of a “Zimbabwean disease” which dictates that once an institution is formed it becomes a national cause to tear it apart.


  24 October 2005

Kenyan blogger Mshairi discusses the issue of superstition particularly the 7 years bad luck said to happen should you break a mirror.

Nigeria Poet

  24 October 2005

Molara Wood, invites us to read her review of Nigerian poet, Tade Ipadeola who has a new book “Poetic Rain”.

About our Sub-Saharan Africa coverage

Njeri Wangari is the Anglophone Africa Editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Jean Sovon is the Francophone Africa. Editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

Dércio Tsandzana is the Lusophone (Portuguese) editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

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