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· February, 2009

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from February, 2009

21 February 2009

DRC: When it rains in Kinshasa

Angola: Presidential elections postponed?

As of the end of February 2009, there is still no schedule for the presidential elections in Angola, which were due this year. The main priority for the MPLA, the...

Arab World: Mourning Tayeb Salih

The Arab literary world is mourning the death of Sudanese novelist Al Tayeb Salih. The 80-year-old writer, who died in London, was best known for his novel Season of Migration...

19 February 2009

Kenya: Much Ado About an Atlas?

Kenyan bloggers are talking about UNEP. First, regarding news of an Atlas that shows Kenya's changing environment, and secondly, the hypocrisy of driving into a UNEP meeting in a gas...

Africa: E-Learning Still At Infancy

Zimbabwe: Images From Durban Picket

Zimbabwe: Teachers vow not to return to work

Kenya: Activists Arrested and Beaten

South Africa: Presidents and Sex

Kenya: Gays Set Up Support Group

17 February 2009

France, French Caribbean: Mobilization in Paris

Blogging Gives Kenyan Poetry Larger Meaning And Exposure

Njeri Wangare is a Kenyan poet and blogger based in Nairobi, Kenya. I recently interviewed her at Nairobi Java House in downtown Nairobi and later continued the interview via email....

Kenya: Urgent Translocation of the Lelwel Hartebeest

At the close of 2008, squatters who had been evicted from the Mount Kenya and Aberdare forests about two decades ago in Kenya were allocated plots a section, Sector D,...

16 February 2009

Zimbabwe: Why Arrest Roy Bennett?

“Why arrest Roy Bennett?,” reads the headline at My Heart's in Accra about the MDC Treasurer General and Deputy Minister of Agriculture designate, Roy Bennett, who was arrested Friday in...

Guadeloupe, Martinique: Farewell Mr. N'Diaye

Zimbabwe: Why Arrest Bennett?

Africa: Mobile-XL releases SMS Browser for Mobiles for Africa

South Africa: Senegal shares China's Africa love-spell