Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from January, 2009
Africa: 10 Lessons for African leaders from Obama
According to Paul Usungu, there are at least 10 things African leaders need to learn from Barack Obama
Zimbabwe: Dollarisation is official
At last, dollarisation of the Zimbabwe economy is official as Zimbabwe blogger Denford Magora reports.
Africa: Top Ranked Blogs
Here is a list of top ranked blogs in Africa from Afrigator, an African blog aggregator.
Madagascar: Massive Political Meeting as Tension Arises
Two bloggers report photos and proceedings of political meeting in Antananarivo as tension between mayor Andry Rajoelina and current president Marc Ravalomanana arises over the closing of a national TV station (mg). Avylavitra posted photos of attendance at the meeting and Jentilisa wrote a comprehensive timeline of the events (mg).
Angola: An increase in domestic violence or only in awareness?
The rates of domestic violence in Angola have increased considerably but it is a good sign: by reporting more, Angolan women get a step closer to ending the abuse perpetrated by their partners. But, have the numbers actually increased or is there just a greater awareness of such crimes?
Africa: Coworking Spaces for African Techies
African techies need community spaces, which will be “part coworking space and part business and idea incubator.”
Kenya: KenyaUnlimited's New Look
KenyaUnlimited, the home of Kenyan blogs and bloggers, has a new look.
Nigeria: Facebook Developers Garage for Nigerians
Loy calls for Facebook Developers Garage in Nigeria. He believes that the event will provide a forum for students and professional software developers in Nigeria.
Africa: How to start as a journalist in Africa
Scarlett Lion offers tips and ideas on how to start as a journalist in Africa (as well as thoughts on being ten feet tall).
Ghana: Meet Ghanaian Poet, Nana Fredua-Agyema
Nana Fredua-Agyema is a Ghanian poet. One Ghana, One Voice interviews him about his work.
Zambia: Share IT Best Practices
Are you interested in IT development in Zambia? Do you want to share ideas and tips in order to promote IT best practices in Zambia? Share them on Codzed.
Ghana: Chocolate Tourism
“Chocolate tourism” in Ghana is a form of tourism that “involves a week long journey tour that helps people understand the basic nuances of cocoa cultivation and its processing to make into an export product.”
Senegal: Beach wrestling
George Esunge Fominyen writes about the popularity of traditional wrestlilng in Senegal's beaches, and posts a video shot in the touristic resort of Mbour. He writes: “wrestlers competing in the championnat de lutte avec Frappe, earn fabulous sums of money. Youngsters are dreaming of emulating their local champions”.
Cameroon: Interview with Côté Minou
Dulce Camer interviews Maryanne E. Mokoko and Stephanie T. Mouapi, the designers behind the fashion label “Côté Minou” launched in 2006. The interview includes several photos of their designs.
Angola: With Ebola Around the Corner, Borders Are Closed
The ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has not spread into Angola. To prevent it happening, the neighbouring country has shut down its borders with the DRC and suspended all migration movements to protect its population from the spread of this fatal virus. Clara Onofre reports.
The beauty of Sudan in pictures
Memoirs of a Sudanese breath has been posting a series of pictures of Sudan under the title “Beauty of Sudan“: battling women, traveling by donkey or camel in rural areas, a gula water container, landscapes, public transportation vehicles, and more landscapes.
Comparing Illinois governor Blagojevic and his Nigerian counterparts
Grandiose Parlor draws a parallel between the impeachment of the Illinois State Governor (U.S) Rod Blagojevic over corruption charges, with Nigerian governors: “while the two are corrupt – well, maybe not in equal measures-, the political system in the state of Illinois is able to self-correct, promptly”. The blog also...
Two South African inventions
Cape Town Daily Photo highlights two South African inventions, the dolos and the kreepy krauler.
The Killing Continues in DR Congo's Wildlife Parks
Reportedly, the fighting in North Kivu province of DR Congo has quieted down a little. Sporadic fighting however continues to claim lives. On WildlifeDirect blogs, there are reports of two incidents inside DR Congo's wildlife Parks in which people have been killed. Paula Kahumbu gives an analysis of various (mainstream)...
Guinea: Civil society is key
Black Star Journal reviews and analyses the latest developments in Guinea. He concludes: “With the former opposition political parties impotent and incoherent, an organized and assertive civil society might be the difference between a military junta that keeps its promise to cede power via democratic elections this year and one...
DR Congo: Journalist released after 10 months in prison
Bana Congo [Fr] reports that Nsimba Embete Ponte, director of the paper l’Interprète, was released from prison on January 7 after completing a 10-month sentence for “offence to the head of State”.