Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from February, 2006
Somaliland: possible independence
Inside Somaliland posts an article on the African Union accepting the split of Somaliland.…….Hopes of recognition for Somali-land’s 15-year independence have been raised by the favourable report of an African Union mission that visited the territory last year.”
Kikuyumoja’s realm post some videos of Ugandan rappers “the next generation in Uganda“
Ethiopundit comments on the illusions being portrayed by the government of Meles Zenawi..”Another set of illusions being projected by the government has to do with how allegedly well the economy is doing under Meles Inc. ownership and how aid is therefore not a big deal.@
Rwanda: problems with reconciliation
Rwandan Survivors publishes “An account of massacre & Problems with reconciliation“……..”There are still people with such bestial hearts; people who killed. You can tell they would do it again. Reconciliation is not the problem. The problem is that those who killed, ate our cattle and took our things run away...
Kenya: Revenu collection harassment
Bankelele complains about the increasing harassment in the name of revenue collection that is taking place in Nairobi.…”
Nigeria: British racism
Nigerian blogger in London, Silent Storms in an Ocean of One comments on racism in Britain through his own personal experience.
African Immigrants reporting from Australia writes that the Australian government is demanding the new immigrants accept Aussie values.….”He has bluntly warned the radical Muslims and other migrants to respect the laws and liberties of the Australian nation or lose their right to citizenship.”
Nigeria: Nigeria Rocks
Gbenga of Oro reports on “Nigeria Rocks” which will discuss “Global Process, Local Reality: Nigerian Youth Lead Action in the Information Society@
South Africa: Murder of lesbian
Moral Fibre reports on the brutal murder of South African lesbian Zoliswa Nkonyana. 6 men have now been arrested – “the only apparent motive is homophobia.”
South Africa: poetry video
The Imperfect poet finally manages to crack the glass ceiling of poetry publication………….”I finally recorded some poetry for a poetry video concept that I am working on with a friend of mine. Thanks to Kurt & e-poets, I have finally done something and, in doing so, remembered why creativity is...
Ghana: Voting rights to Diasporans
The Trials and Tribulations of a Freshly Arrived Denizen comments on demonstrations in Accra, Ghana over the “ Representation of the People's Amendment Bill” which he says would “in effect, give voting rights to those Ghanaian residents overseas”
Nigeria: Islam & Violence
Chippla writes on Islam and Violence in Northern Nigeria which has once again escalated this time over the Danish cartoons. He wonders if the violence does not hide divisions in Nigerian society…”Why has the lot of Islam in Northern Nigeria become one of violence and intolerance? Does it actually conceal...
Kenya: sycophancy & corruption
Kenyan blogger, The Girl in the Meadow publishes a poem to express her distaste of sycophancy and corruption in high places.
Kenya: Ted 2006
Kenyan Pundit and Ethan are both at the TED 2006 conference in California. Both have a number of posts covering the conference. Kenyan Pundit and My Heart's in Accra.
Somaliland: Self Determination
The Voice of Somaliland Diaspora-Ottawa points to a paper on “Self-Determination and the case for Somaliland.
Africa: water & energy solutions
Timbuktu Chronicles reports on an amazing invention that may provide the water and power to may people in poor rural areas of the developing world. “To solve the problem, he’s invented two devices, each about the size of a washing machine that can provide much-needed power and clean water in...
Malawi: Indigenous language and education
Tuesday 21st of February was National Mother Language Day. Malawi blog Afrika-Aphukira discusses his country's policy on education and language in primary school and concludes that bi-lingualism is the best option.
Darfur: NATO deployment
Sudan-Reeves believes the presence of a NATO force in Darfur alongside the AU forces would immediately challenge the genocidal actions of the Janjaweed militia and bring security to the region.
Adventures of an Armchair Travellers reports on the state of prisons in Cameroons where TB and AIDS are rampant.
Found in Translation
One of the greatest challenges in curating the global online conversation is translation. To present ideas and reflections from one language and culture to another is no easy task and often ends up taking more time than writing the original post. Still, Global Voices is committed to presenting a plethora...
Nigeria: culture and the modern world
Nigeria, what's new? publishes extracts from his forthcoming book – here he discusses where does culture meet the modern world? “Mention female anatomy or clitoral circumcision and our people cringe but the shocking practice of female genital mutilation FGM/C is still being carried out.” hm