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· October, 2009

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from October, 2009

15 October 2009

Reading the world on Blog Action Day

More than 9000 bloggers are devoting a post to climate change today as part of Blog Action Day, an annual initiative started by Change.org to unite the world's bloggers in...

Safeguarding the world's cultural heritage

Many organisations working to preserve global cultural heritage - both tangible and intangible - have been using online media to support their efforts.

Somalia: Is government recruiting young Kenyans for war?

Conversations for a Better World

This is the first wrap up of Somali blogs in 2009. Yes, it's been more than a year since I took leave a long leave from blogging but now I'm...

Botswana: African Elections Project to cover elections

12 October 2009

Malawi: Of Sports and the Windmill boy-Kamkwamba

This past weekend, Malawi drew 1-1 against the much feared Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire, and a new book about a young Malawian named William Kamwamba is making international headlines.

11 October 2009

Guinea: A soldier's testimony on the massacre of September 28 in Conakry

The interview below is the testimony of a Guinean soldier who took part in the repression of the opposition demonstration in Conakry, in Guinea, on September 28, 2009. The interview...

10 October 2009

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day: Amplifying Voices

With hot button issues such as swine flu dominating the headlines, it can be easy to overlook an equally vital, though less attention-grabbing, health issue: palliative care. World Hospice and...

9 October 2009

Gabon’s bloggers struggle to take hold

Adriankoto Harinjaka Ratozamanana, a Global Voices in Malagasy translator, went to Gabon to help report the presidential election on Twitter, Facebook, and blogs in a country where journalists are at...

Ghana: We Still Remember Kwame Nkrumah

"In a dusty, browning album belonging to my late father, I found the above photograph of the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah..," writes Ghanaian blogger, Abena.

8 October 2009

Kenya: Waiting for El Niño

Kenyans are waiting for the El Niño rains anticipated between now and December with mixed feelings. Although in it's ‘moderate' form El Niño is expected to displace at least 100,000...

5 October 2009

ICTs and the spread of indigenous knowledge

The Future of ICT for Development

Practitioners of indigenous knowledge increasingly use the media to exchange ideas and publicize traditional learning to the larger world. What happens when such local practices go global?

4 October 2009

Mozambique: Presidential campaign online

Mozambique will elect a President on October 28 and candidates have adopted the "Obama" model of online mobilization. Can it impact the results of the election in a country where...

2 October 2009

Guinea: Outrage, Grief After Brutal Massacre

Still under tight police surveillance, Guinea ended several days of official mourning today for those killed in the sudden and shocking massacre of opposition protesters by soldiers on Monday.