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· June, 2009

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from June, 2009

12 June 2009

Zimbabwe: Faces of the crisis and a cry for help

The CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation organization has published Time 2 Act, an online video in which people in Zimbabwe present the various ways in which the crisis the...

11 June 2009

South Africa: Trailer of the film “Prodigal Son”

Tanzania: One the road in Tanzania: a videoblog

African photographers, writers and artists find their voice in blogs

As more Africans come to realize the power of blogging as a tool for expression on a global scale, the number of bloggers has increased and so has the themes...

10 June 2009

Mozambique: Attack on Presidential candidate

Mozambican bloggers respond to the attack yesterday against politician Daviz Simango, in the northern Mozambican port city of Nacala. In addition to the reactions from the blogosphere, Simango's party tweeted...

Africa: Gay and lesbian voices in African blogosphere

Despite being victims of politics and culture of exclusion in Africa, gays and lesbians on the continent have found a space to communicate and assert their rights: blogosphere. Haute Haiku,...

8 June 2009

Gabon: On President Omar Bongo's death

Sunday night, French media announced the death of President Omar Bongo of Gabon, who had spent 41 of his 73 years in power. Bloggers write about Gabon after Bongo and...

6 June 2009

Malawi: Blogger wins BlogHer International Activist Award

We first wrote about her in a post that profiled four Malawian female bloggers, on November 4th, 2007. This time we write about her exclusively, and her recent achievement solely...

Africa: 50 books every African should read

Afripop has a list of 50 books that every African should read.

Nigeria: The New Afrika Shrine closed by police

5 June 2009

Ghana: Speculation, excitement and hopes over Obama's visit

Bloggers around the world speculate about President Obama's choice to visit Ghana first in sub-Saharan Africa. Across the continent Africans have been asking, “Why Ghana?” Many commentators are suggesting that...