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· November, 2008

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from November, 2008

Environment: Leeks, eggs, fluoride and renewable energy

Cameroon: Questioning the Bakassi Freedom Fighters hostage exchange

Madagascar: Brides-for-Sale just one harsh reality of poverty

Lova Rakotomalala translates the Malagasy blogosphere as it talks about the extremes people can be driven to by poverty.

Egypt Ranks High in Corruption

Egypt ranks 115 in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index, which tracks 180 countries by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys. The rankings are...

Saudi Arabia: The problem of pirates

Yellow Humvees and the UN Procurement Scandal

The use of SUVs by UN staff in Nairobi is rankling some bloggers. They are posting pictures on their blogs, and have even created a flickr pool called ‘Kick The...

DR Congo: Video call for action

The crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has flared up once again: 10 years of tension, on-and-off warfare and violence have taken their toll on the population, who...

Environment: Planting Trees in Cameroon

Mauritania: Venture Capital

Caribbean: Tributes to Makeba

Russia, Somalia, Ukraine: Hijacked Ships Update

KarmaTube: Promoting Change through Video Sharing

Karma Tube is an online video sharing platform to spread short videos and their causes through the World Wide Web with tips on what actions the viewer can take regarding...

DR Congo: Fighting Continues

As the world celebrated Obama's electoral victory, fighting in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has continued in spite of the ceasefire announced by the CNDP rebel group last week. Displacement,...

Obama's Victory: Reactions From Tanzania

In Tanzania, new of Barack Obama's historic victory in the US Presidential election dominated almost every Swahili blog.

Angola: Blogs compilation

Uganda: Locust season brings crispy treats

Doubts about Zambia's presidential elections

Obama's Victory: A Boost for Global Health?

As U.S. President-elect Barack Obama prepares for his four years in the White House, many are discussing how his term will impact health issues, globally and in the U.S., and...

Africa: Making future presidents?

Google software and mapping the ‘dark continent’

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