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· July, 2008

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from July, 2008

28 July 2008

Zambia: Anti-corruption commission

Malawi: Healthworkers use of Frontline SMS

Proposal to close Hausa Wikipedia

Sudan: YouTube Blocked

AIDS: XVII International Conference call for videos

The XVII International AIDS Conference will take place in Mexico City between August 3rd and the 8th, and Witness' THE HUB has a series of videos uploaded by community members...

27 July 2008

D.R. Congo: Kinshasa's “baroque” style

From architecture to music, from dance to dress, in the throbbing capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, excess is in style.

Angola: Eight people murdered in Sambila

D.R. Congo: Audit reveals US$1.3 billion diverted by government agencies

Bahrain: Omar Al Bashir and the Cross-Eyed Justice

Reacting to the news of the International Criminal Court's (ICC) arrest warrant against Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir, Bahraini blogger Hayat [Ar] describes the decision as ‘cross-eyed justice.' Will the...

26 July 2008

Sudan: Who's Next After Al Bashir on the US Hit List?

The International Criminal Court Prosecutor has requested an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir for his ”criminal responsibility in relation to 10 counts of genocide, crimes against humanity...

25 July 2008

Nigeria: Erin-Ijesha waterfalls

Sierra Leone: Fashion designer Adama Kargbo

Ethiopia: Violence or non-violence?

Nigeria: Corruption overview

Africa: Failed States Index

Cameroon: Why tourists and investors avoid it

Zimbabwe: On the soaring inflation

Zimbabwe, that was once one of the richest countries in Africa, at present finds itself falling into economic chaos with inflation reaching record levels, and with zeroes being regularly added...

24 July 2008

French Ambassador expelled from Madagascar because he was bad luck?

Malagasy and French netizens debate the French Ambassador's expulsion from Madgascar. Was it a matter of superstition?

Upcoming tech conferences on Africa

Kenya: Kwani Lit Fest and foreign correspondents