· December, 2009

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from December, 2009

South Africa: Controversial Health Minister Dies and Twitter Goes Wild

  21 December 2009

South Africa's former Health Minister, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang passed away recently. Manto was not a stranger to controversy with dodgy views on managing HIV-AIDS using beetroot, garlic, lemons and African potatoes. She never ceased to be a favourite topic in the mainstream media and indeed the blogosphere and twittersphere.

Uganda: Can the media force a country to mourn?

  18 December 2009

Can the media force a country to mourn? This it the main question that the Ugandan journalist and blogger, Rosebell Kagumire, raised in a lively conversation that took place on her blog and Facebook page following local media coverage of the death of Uganda's Vice President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya’s son.

Zambia: The case for Social Enterprise

  17 December 2009

Campbell makes the case for social enterprise in Zambia: “I have really been thinking of how Zambians can change Zambia. Social entrepreneurship is something that is foreign to our nation and has not been given the attention it deserves. For profit enterprises are the most common.”

Namibia: First step victory in forced sterilisation case

  17 December 2009

The forced sterilisation case in Namibia has achieved its first victory: “The High Court today agreed with the Legal Assistance Centre that the Public Service Act does not apply to the forced sterilisation cases, in which the LAC is representing several women suing the Government of Namibia for damages.”

Africa: Obesity in Africa

  16 December 2009

Bunmi writes about obesity in Africa: “In response to my uninformed comment to a recent report about the increasing obesity rates among Africa's urban poor–up 35% in the last decade–Ãœber fabulous and wise Nneoma :-), who blogs at pyoo wata, schools me to the facts.”

Kenya: Resource to understand Kenya's draft constitution

  16 December 2009

Resource to help Kenyans to understand their draft constitution: “CRECO and others have helped together this helpful breakdown of what’s contained in the draft constitution – changes, principles behind the changes etc.”

Uganda/Kenya: Kenya's embarrassing loss to Uganda

  16 December 2009

Chemosit writes about Uganda's cricket victory over Kenya: “For Kenyan fans hoping that their side would bounce back from an embarrassing first up loss to Uganda, the second 20-20 match held yesterday proved to be a disappointment.”

Uganda: Updates on the pending anti-gay bill

  16 December 2009

The impending anti- gay bill 2009 in Uganda that plans on criminalizing homosexuality and locking gays in prison or killing them has raised concerns all over the world. Chances that the bill will pass are very high.

Uganda: Ugandan Bloggers Happy Hour

  15 December 2009

Walkonby blogs about Ugandan Bloggers Happy Hour this Friday: “May I nkow whether you’re going to show up? Say Ay, if you are. Would you mind carrying your own drink, I can organize a couple of mixers. And the kitchen lovers, would you mind agreing who’ll prepare what?”

About our Sub-Saharan Africa coverage

Zita Zage
Zita Zage is the Anglophone Africa Editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

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Jean Sovon is the Francophone Africa. Editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

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