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· April, 2009

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from April, 2009

22 April 2009

Ethiopia: The plight of Ethiopian muslims

Rwanda: The unresolved FDLR issue

Last January the conflict in North Kivu shifted once again with the arrest of CNDP rebel group leader Laurent Nkunda in Rwanda and the entry of the Rwandan national army...

DoGooderTV: Voting Open for the NonProfit Video Awards

The voting period to select the winners of the DogooderTV 2009 Non Profit Video Awards ends this Saturday, April 25, so now is the perfect time to head over to...

20 April 2009

Malawi Politicians Campaign in Cyberspace

The presidential and parliamentary race in Malawi is seeing innovative use of the Internet that Malawi's politics has never witnessed before. Parties and individual contestants have established themselves online through...

Jamaica: Perspective on Pirates

Global Health: Twitter Face-Off To Fight Malaria

This past week Twitter became the newest weapon in the fight against malaria when American actor Ashton Kutcher challenged news network CNN to a race to get a million Twitter...

18 April 2009

Zimbabwe: Was the ministerial retreat necessary?

Zimbabwe coalition government officials went for a Ministerial Retereat recently at Victoria Falls whose aim was for them to come up with a 100 day Action Plan for the implementation...

17 April 2009

FMC Meets with Conservationists in Nairobi over Furadan

On Wednesday, 15 April 2009, two representatives FMC, the Philadelphia-based manufacturer of the controversial pesticide that is at the centre of lion poisoning in Kenya, Furadan, met with conservationists that...

South Africa: ANC hosts debate on twitter for upcoming elections

There is a final push by political parties contesting the upcoming elections in South Africa. In particular, the ruling party the ANC (African National Congress) held a debate via twitter...

16 April 2009

D.R. of Congo: Furor Over Kabila's New York Times Interview

Congolese bloggers criticize president Joseph Kabila's recent interview in The New York Times, taking issue with Kabila's stance on Rwanda, who's to blame for corruption, and the Western media's reporting...

15 April 2009

Uganda: President's wife appointed to cabinet

This month's cabinet reshuffle has Ugandan bloggers making 2011 election predictions. Among the new appointments President Yoweri Museveni made was the posting of his wife Janet as state minister for...

Mali: Model village show power of investing in people

14 April 2009

Rwanda: Fifteen years after the genocide

Today marks the end of a week of national mourning in Rwanda to commemorate the 15 anniversary since the genocide which killed 800,000 people. On the 7th of April ceremonies...

9 April 2009

South Africa: Yet Another Jacob Zuma Fiasco…

The hottest topic circulating the South African blogosphere is none other than the infamous Jacob Zuma (yes, him again). This time, the ANC President is making headlines not for any...