Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from March, 2009
Bloggers and website owners in Africa are getting taste of a new scam. Naturally, it's probably not originally created to be a scam, but it's turned in to that for those in Africa who use Google AdSense, Miquel reveals.
“What is African drama?,” blogger Anne Manyara asks. “Is it any kind of drama, as long as the cast is African? A play written by an African? A play written by anyone, as long is it is about African issues? Or is it a play performed in a venue with...
Luna at Expatria is getting ready to move to Dakar, Senegal, “I am spending [time] with Senegalese migrants here in Spain: listening to their stories about Senegal, taking pictures of them that I will then take to their friends and relatives, listening to their music and eating their wonderful rice...
mPedigree is a company in Ghana using text messaging to fight counterfeit drugs. Last year 3000 people sent messages in a pilot scheme. They received replies from manufacturers in an average of three minutes.
The South African government has denied the Dalai Lama a visa to attend a Peace Conference that will be held in South Africa. The government decision has sparked an uproar online on Twitter, Facebook and blogs.
The winners of Category A of Naija Bloggers Award 2009 have been announced.
Learn about Mixta Africa from Emeka, “Mixta Africa's philosophy is to build safe, decent housing at competitive, transparent prices, in the minimum time and to international quality standards.”
Read Akin's analysis of Olusegun Obasanjo's Hard Talk on BBC, ” One can say Stephen Sackur of the BBC Hard Talk programme found it hard to talk with President Olusegun Obasanjo, the erstwhile president of Nigeria on his programme…”
The climax of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Angola was an open-air mass this Sunday, when nearly million people from various Angolan provinces and other African countries came to Luanda to hear the mass in Cimangola, on the outskirts of Luanda. Bloggers report on the Pope's remarks during his first pilgrimage to Africa, and also on the facelift Angola was given to receive Benedict XVI.
Joshua Foust writes about Tajikistan’s social and economic problems, which have worsened dramatically against the bachground of the global economic crisis.
Ukrainian Policy Daily writes about fraud charges filed against the Embassy of God pastor Sunday Adelaja in Kyiv.
Arefe writes about the funeral of Princes Medeferiash Work Abebe in Ethiopia, “The funeral of Princess Medeferiash Work Abebe, the wife of Crown Prince Asfawosen Haile Sellasie, has taken place at the Trinity Cathedral Church this afternoon in the presence of patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Abune Paulos, dignitaries,...
The 2009 Bloggies has declared Glad to be a Girl the Best African Weblog. Glad to be a Girl is a blog by a Johannesburg-based blogger who goes by the name of Phillygirl. Her profile reads: Sift through my insanity and revel in my genius! Modesty drips off me in...
An adult female gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda has died under mysterious circumstances. On the evening of March 6th, Kasongo was found dead on public land near the Bwindi Park headquarters in Buhoma.
Algerian The Moor Next Door writes about Abbass Ould Braham, a University of Nouakchott professor and writer for Taqadoumy — the leftist Mauritanian news website often cited here — who was arrested this Monday “after writing a lengthly piece accosting the junta.”
In a post titled, “Flyovers In Dar? Ride At Your Own Risk…” Jaduong discusses the plan by the Tanzanian government to build flyovers in Dar-es Salaam.
Kenyan Poet writes about KenTunes, an online music download site for Kenyan music.
Oluniyi writes about BarCamp Nigeria, which will take place next month. Justin Hartman, the co-founder of Afrigator is one of the speakers.
South African blog, Glad to be a girl is the winner of the Best African Weblog award at the Ninth Annual Weblog Awards.
There are signs that the business environment is changing slightly as the easing of restrictions allows free market forces to once again catalyse transactions, Sokwanele blog reports.
Kumekucha blog reveals the identity of the Kenyan minister banned from traveling to the United States of America.