· December, 2006

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from December, 2006

Ethiopia/Somalia: Ethiopia at war

  26 December 2006

“So we are at war. We are no longer “technically” at war, or swapping challenges and insults, or officially providing training support to somebody else's army,” writes Meskel Square from Ethiopia.

Ethiopia/Somalia: using propaganda to justify war

  25 December 2006

Arguing that religion is not the cause of Ethiopia-Somali war, Urael writes, “The suggestion that the conflict between the mafia gang [Ethiopian government] and the Union of Islamic Courts has something to do with religion is the ultimate attempt by the gang to survive. They know that the Islamiphobia in...

Ethiopia/Somalia: Ethiopia at war

  25 December 2006

“So we are at war. We are no longer “technically” at war, or swapping challenges and insults, or officially providing training support to somebody else's army,” writes Meskel Square from Ethiopia.

Ethiopia/Somalia: Ethiopia at war

  25 December 2006

“So we are at war. We are no longer “technically” at war, or swapping challenges and insults, or officially providing training support to somebody else's army,” writes Meskel Square from Ethiopia.

Ethiopia/Somalia: Ethiopia at war

  25 December 2006

“So we are at war. We are no longer “technically” at war, or swapping challenges and insults, or officially providing training support to somebody else's army,” writes Meskel Square from Ethiopia.

Guinea, Senegal: Shame on President Konte

  25 December 2006

Senegalese blogger Seckasysteme is unhappy (Fr) with Guinean President Lansana Konte for personally freeing powerful friends who had been booked for financial fraud from Guinean jails. “Africa is ashamed of Lansana Konte”, concludes the blogger. “Guineans are right to have taken to the streets, demanding that he and his corrupt...

Africa: blood diamond

  23 December 2006

Black Looks reviews the film, Blood Diamond, and comments on Russel Simmons initiative, Diamond Empowerment Fund.

Malawi: does Google know Soyapi Mumba?

  23 December 2006

Does Google know Soyapi Mumba, the Malawian blogger?, “I found it interesting to see that only Google suggests my name. Google will suggest the correct spelling of my name when you search for my name with a slight mistake in the spelling. Yahoo Search and Live Search don't.”

D.R of Congo: gorrilas at risk

  23 December 2006

Congo Rangers blog reports about the danger facing gorrilas in the Democratic Republic of Congo, “Unfortunately the risk to the gorillas isn’t just from stray bullets, but also from rockets and grenades… the Congolese army clearly mean business, but unfortunately they are up against a well trained and well equipped...

Tanzania: hot tamarind sauce

  23 December 2006

Mirecipe writes about hot tamarind sauce, “What is for snack today? Baked green bananas and hot tamarind sauce. Woo! You should try this.”

Burundi: permanent solution to violence

  23 December 2006

“But to the Burundians I know, the idea that “peace and reconciliation” could be achieved while killers remain in power is a cruel joke. The difficult, messy truth is that democracy alone is not enough. Only by ensuring that Burundi's war criminals are prosecuted under international law, can we hope...

Somali-Ethiopia conflict looms over Ethiopian blogosphere

  23 December 2006

War and rumours of war dominated the Ethiopian blogosphere this week as reports came in of bloody clashes between Ethiopian and Islamist troops in northern Somalia. Accounts of the conflict from the mainstream media have so far been fragmentary and often contradictory. GlobalVoices’ own Ethan Zuckerman summed up the confusion...

Madagascar: The First Indian Ocean Musical Network

  22 December 2006

El Sono Mondial announces that (Fr): “A seminar about financial management of cultural enterprises specializing in music (organized by the International Organization of La Francophonie) took place last week [in Madagascar] … The participants discussed creating the first Indian Ocean musical and cultural network.“

“India Should Become a Model for Africa”

  22 December 2006

At Le Blog de PKJ Agency, Frederic Kingue Johnson reports (Fr) the thoughts of Cameroonian Jacques Bonjawo, a former senior manager at Microsoft and CEO of Genesis Futuristic Technologies: “Bonjawo is convinced that there are lots of similarities between India and Africa and that it is imperative that the black...

Nigeria: political recycling

  21 December 2006

“Recycling may be good for the environment but political recycling is definitely not good for the nigerian environment,” writes Ijebuman's Diary.

Africa: China-Africa trade

  21 December 2006

Africa-China relationship is increasingly becoming an important subject to bloggers in the African blogosphere as seen in the latest post on the subject by Grandiose Parlor:“More on China-Africa trade.”

Kenya/Tanzania: cultural differences

  21 December 2006

Africa Affairs blog has the fourth part of socio-cultural differences between Kenyans and Tanzanians. Links to previous posts on the subject are at the end.

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