· September, 2007

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from September, 2007

Zimbabwe: State sponsored sex stings

  24 September 2007

Akin blogs about the case of the former Archbishop of Bulawayo: “Before the case of Bishop Pius Ncube who resigned his post as the Archbishop of Bulawayo on the 11th of September 2007, there was the case of the Reverend Canaan Banana, the first president of Zimbabwe with Robert Mugabe...

Ghana: Hiplife hits dead end

  24 September 2007

Muntala Muntari discusses the end of Ghanaian music, hiplife:”A decade of hiplife has come and gone with little or no fun fair. The Ghanaian genre of music, which started out as a promising star among all the genres of music in Ghana, is now melting like butter against sun.”

Ghana: Barclays uses blogger's photos without permission

  24 September 2007

Oluniyi Ajao complains about his photos being stolen by Barclays Bank (Ghana): “A few minutes ago, I saw an ad on CNN, with Barclays Bank congratulating themselves on being the 1st offshore bank in Ghana. Well, the two photos displayed at the tail-end of the ad are mine and used...

Africa: Black victims of Nazi holocoust

  24 September 2007

Black Looks writes: “Finally a memorial is to be erected outside the home of one Black victim of the Nazi holocoust giving a name to the nameless. Mahjub bin Adam Mohamed originally from Tanzania who married a German woman and was charged with ‘miscegenation’. He died in Sachsenhausen concentration camp,...

World Reaction to the UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights

  24 September 2007

In every society in which they find themselves, the world's 370 million indigenous peoples are among the most vulnerable and marginalized. After over 22 years of negotiations and consultations, the United Nations approved the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples earlier this month, a broad, non-binding agreement articulating basic...

Who Owns the African Blogosphere?

  22 September 2007

The second Digital Citizen Indaba took place on September 9, 2007 at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. Discussions during the Indaba centered on issues of blogging, cyber-activism, language and identity.

Africa: Satellite coverage in Africa

  21 September 2007

White African finds a map showing satellite coverage in Africa: ” I found the following map showing satellite coverage of Africa in the Acacia Atlas -2005, part of the International Research Development Center (IDRC). It has a wealth of information on connectivity – satellite, internet and mobile data that many...

Confronting Euro-American media biases against Africa

  21 September 2007

Malawian blogger on africa-aphukira (African Rebirth), Steven Sharra, chronicles serious biases by Euro-American media and scholars against Africa in not crediting the recent archeological finding to a Kenyan palentologist, Fredrick Manthi. He writes, "The question for us now becomes how to move beyond the cliché that describes the blatant anti-Africa biases not only in the EuroAmerican media, but also in the entire knowledge enterprise. "

Environment: Green Views from Africa

  21 September 2007

Can you be a fan of Top Gear, cool looking fast cars and…the environment? What blogging event is slated for October 15th this year? What happens to all the computers donated to Africa? This week the answers to these uncommonly asked questions come from several bloggers out of Africa. Image...

Sierra Leone: “Di notice go right” in Sierra Leone

  20 September 2007

Nasratha writes about presidential elections in Sierra Leone where the opposition candidate won: “Sierra Leoneans can finally breathe easy after 5 weeks of waiting for election results…Earnest Bai Koroma's All People's Congress has won the 2007 Elections.”

The rise of the Zambian blogsphere

  20 September 2007

The Zambian blogsphere is growing. Two years ago one would struggle to find a regularly updated blog covering any meaningful issues. I am happy to report that is now changing. New blogs are being created at pace faster than I can count. And the good news is that what were personal entries are now being transformed into meaningful blogs that seek to encourage dialogue and trading of ideas.

Yemen: Refuge for Iraqis and Somalis

  18 September 2007

Yemeni blogger Omar Barsawad gives us a chilling insight to how Somalis risk all to escape to Yemen in this post, which also touches on the plight of escaping Iraqis. “For both Somalis and Iraqis: is there a solution in sight? Will Somalia and Iraq settle down and allow its...

African NGOs Learn Web 2.0

  18 September 2007

The blog of AZUR Developpement, a Congolese NGO, writes about a recent training in “Web 2.0″ (Fr) technologies held with members of le Réseau Sida Afrique from Togo, DR Congo, and Republic of Congo. Participants learned how to organize email lists using Yahoo Groups, talk for free on Skype and...

Madagascar: Young and desperate, will emigrate

  17 September 2007

An allegedly bogus employment firm is in legal trouble in Madagascar. The firm called, Gateway Global Consultants, and headed by a certain Steve Turmel, an international consultant, who is now facing an interdiction to leave the country, had promised to thousands of Malagasies a job in the Bahamas for the...

Uganda: Riots in Kampala

  15 September 2007

Random Acts of Penmaship captures the riots in Kampala: “having breakfast this morning when I got a call from a friend that there were riots in town. I immediately wolfed down my breakfast and headed into town to capture the mayhem.”

Botswana: Nata Village Blog wins ICT contest

  15 September 2007

Nata Village Blog wins Peace Corps ICT contest: “Back in January, we entered the Peace Corps Information and Technology Contest. We learned in June that we were one of 9 finalists. It was just announced that we are one of the top three winners named in the contest.”

Kenya: Information theft and office raids in Kenyan politics

  14 September 2007

Jesse Masai writes about office raids and information theft in Kenyan politics: “The way I see it, information management and control is going to be one of the most decisive battle-points in this year’s elections at all levels, – all the way from the presidential to the civil polls.”

Sierra Leone: A lesson in starting a business in Sierra Leone

  14 September 2007

Creativity is what you need to start a business in Sierra Leone: “…many Diasporans are starting small businesses that are creative, money making, and meeting a need. Yesterday my mom took me to Bathurst Street to a Beauty Supply Store much like Sally's or anything Chinese owned hair products store...

Does anything good ever happen in Africa?

  14 September 2007

Our latest roundup of diverse topics and discussions taking place in the Sudanese blogosphere begins with a provocative question about Africa, which was posed to Sudanese blogger, Kizzie, "Does anything good ever happen there?"

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