· May, 2010

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from May, 2010

South Africa: The World Cup is Coming to Grahamstown

  26 May 2010

This year in Grahamstown, South Africa, the World Cup coincides with the annual National Arts Festival, which is expected to increase tourism and opportunities for residents. Citizen journalists from the Grocott's Mail have examined many of these issues and how they will impact their local community.

Ethiopia: EU monitors release preliminary findings

  26 May 2010

David posts the executive summary of the preliminary statement of the European Union Election Observation Mission, which observed the 23 May 2010 elections to the House of Peoples’ Representatives and State Councils in Ethiopia.

Cape Verde: Using an Online Tool to Fight Dengue

  25 May 2010

The Government of Cape Verde is using the internet as a powerful tool to fight dengue [pt]. By creating an epidemiological watch online through which it is possible to insert every new case on a database as soon as it is discovered, they are able to assist and help areas...

Africa: Africa “Retrogressive” Report 2010

  25 May 2010

Phillip comments on the launch of Africa Progress Report 2010: “If only the Africa Progress Report 2010 could be called a retrogressive report on Africa…that way, African leaders will not be lulled into thinking they are making any significant progress. They’d rather wake up from their centuries of slumber.”

Africa: Celebrating Africa Day

  25 May 2010

South African blogger Zamo Nkatshu writes a post in celebration of Africa Day: “This year’s theme focuses on building and maintaining peace in Africa through sport. So let us then celebrate and rally behind the six African teams (The Six Pack) which will represent the continent during the World Cup.”

South Africa: Julius Malema Wants to Kiss and Make Up!

  25 May 2010

Julius Malema, the president of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) is no stranger to controversy. In fact, many would argue that it is what he thrives on. He is regarded by some as the voice of impoverished youth in South Africa. By others, he is the personification of the failings of black economic empowerment.

Africa: The ultimate challenge for African magicians at World Cup

  25 May 2010

“More than 6.175 grams of gold: that’s what it weighs, the prize that the African jujus are aiming to claim this summer in South Africa. Africa has a reputation for being the continent where black magic is an inseparable part of sport, certainly where the sport of sports is concerned,”...

Eto'o's Success Lifting Cameroon ‘s Hope

  24 May 2010

After the success of his Italian club Inter Milan in the UEFA European Champions League, Cameroonian football star Samuel Eto'o is the toast of the town and his country. Cameroonian bloggers are proud of the accomplishment of their star player and hope that the momentum of his success can carry on for Cameroon at the World Cup.

Africa: UNAIDS: Myth-makers or liars?

  23 May 2010

Simon of HIV In Kenya blog argues that UNAIDS publishes a list of recent HIV related publications. However, the list very rarely includes papers that discuss non-sexual HIV transmission, concentrating instead on the many articles that look at sexual risk or what is perceived as sexual risk.

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

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