Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from September, 2006
Kenya: making money online
Kumekucha writes about the top revenue generating Kenyan website: “In fact many Kenyans blogs and web sites have taken full advantage of innovative online revenue generating tools. Top on the list of online revenue generators has to be the amazing Google Adsense pay per click (ppc) programme. The Adsense program...
Sudan: divestment campaign
AfricaBeat on a divestment campaign in Sudan: I love how the entire Bush administration is mobilizing to “Save Darfur” even as it has worked to bury proposed legislation that is the centerpiece of a divestment campaign to force American investors pull money out of any company doing business in Sudan.
Africa: African fashion
Bella Naija finds clothes by South African designers, which are practical and fashionable.
Nigeria: documentary on former Nigerian military ruler
Naija Blog posts a link to IBB, a documentary about the former Nigerian military ruler, General Ibrahim Babandiga (IBB).
Tanzania: bongo beat
Steve Ntwiga's musical link takes us to Tanzania's “Doctor” Remmy Ongala.
Africa: Africans ahead of rest of the world
Ethan offers four areas where Africa is leading the rest of the world.
Kenya: land grabbers become millionaires
Report: Land grabbers become millionaires in Kenya, via Kenyan Pundit.
West Africa: this year's rain has killed thousands
Black Looks reports that flash floods have left thousands of people homeless in West Africa.
Reunion: Tsunami Predictions
Dijoux.Re writes (Fr): “Scientific experts gathered on our island for a seminar on natural disasters. According to them, Reunion is not immune to the possibility of a devastating tsunami with gigantic 100 meter waves. After chikungunya, let's hope that this theory will not scare even more tourists away.”
Botswana: removal of the Basarwa from ancestral land
Sotho opposes the removal of the Basarwa from their ancestral land in Botswana: “The Basarwa (Baroa in Sesotho) deserve to live on their land, as did the native American, in the same way they have been living on it since the dawn of man.”
Africa: Moving on from the digital indaba
Meskel Square on “Moving on from the Digital Indaba“: “Overall it was a huge success. One way of judging that is to look at all the discussions that are still carrying on in posts and comments and Technorati links. The discussions started with the race debate which I now wish...
Nigeria: Nollywood Movie Premiere
Hollywood. Bollywood. What about Nollywood?
Gambia 101, via African Shirts: “After the 1981 coup attempt, the confederation of Senegambia was established with Senegal. The union didn't last too long, but made a lot of sense. Gambia is the smallest country in Africa, a tiny strip of land around the River Gambia less than 50km wide....
Africa: dumping site for toxic waste
Grandiose Parlor asks whether Africa is a dumping site for global toxic waste: “The use of Africa as a dumping site for hazardous waste from industrialized nations is old news. The issue resurfaced again some weeks ago in Ivory Coast.”
Gambia: Jammeh wins presidential election
And the winner of 2006 Presidential election in Gambia is…
Macau: The 1st Lusofonia Games will be held between 7-15 October 2006 in Macau
Timor Online writes about the 1st Lusofonia Games to be held between 7-15 October 2006 in Macau. Portuguese speaking countries and regions will compete for glories in the sports of football, futsal, beach volleyball, volleyball, basketball, taekwondo, table tennis and athletics. Apart from exciting competitions, impressive cultural performances will compose...
Senegal: Immigration Agreement with France
Semett writes (Fr): “Dakar signed the despicable “agreement” whose main point is the (inhumane) expulsion of Senegalese (and probably other Africans) from France to Senegal. In the court if History, we are witnesses to those House Negroes (i.e. African leaders) who, faced with the problems of the continent's youth, have...
Zimbabwe: blood and tears
No wonder Izzy called his blog, “Cry Beloved Zimbabwe.”
Nigeria: former military dictator to run for presidency?
A cancer to return to the heart of Nigeria?, asks Black Star Journal: “I guess this begs the question: is the development of democracy in Nigeria so stunted that in a country of 130 million inhabitants, the only people qualified to seek the federal republic's highest office are ex-military dictators...
Kenya: voters guide
A blogger's voters guide to Kenya's next general election.
Sudan: Africa's rap star
Escaping Sudan is Ben Loxo's post about Emmanuel Jal, “Emmanuel Jal has risen from obscurity to become one of Africa’s most well-known rappers.”