Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from October, 2005
Nigeria: Whats wrong with Lagos
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
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.
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.
South Africa: Civil Rights
The FishBowl from South Africa comments on the passing of civil rights activist and feminst, Ms Rosa Parks aged 92.
Zimbabwe: Constitutional Amendment 17
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
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...
Images from Ile-Ife, Nigeria – A Spiritual People!
A Spiritual People by Jangbalajugbu-Homeland Stories Nigerians were rated as the happiest people on earth some time ago – the reason is simple. Nigerians are a spiritual people!
HIV drug trials in Southern Africa
Mzansi Afrika reports on new trials for a HIV/AIDS gel for women which will begin in Uganda and South Africa this week and later this year in Zambia and Tanzania.
War crimes in somaliand
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
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
ThinkersRoom discusses relationships and making the decision to lie or not to lie to your partner – Bananas against and Oranges for!
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
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
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
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
Darfuran refugee, Alephonsion Deng writes about his experiences and hopes for the future in Darfur blog Passion of the Present
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.
Kenyan blogger Mshairi discusses the issue of superstition particularly the 7 years bad luck said to happen should you break a mirror.
Molara Wood, invites us to read her review of Nigerian poet, Tade Ipadeola who has a new book “Poetic Rain”.