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· March, 2006

Stories about South Africa from March, 2006

Battling HIV/AIDS

The Concoction appears to disagree with former US president Bill Clinton when he calls for mandatory testing for HIV/AIDS. It also tells of what it calls “brave Catholics” in South...

African Music Roundup #5

yay! summer is upon us over here in the UK and that only means one thing. concerts, festivals, showcases. An abundance of music, sunshine and outdoor runnings. Smiles on peoples...

Africa Network Project: Vote

Kenyan Pundit calls on African bloggers to vote for the Africa Network project – the target needed is 300 so still nearly 240 to go.

Africa: We Can't Blame Everything on the West

Le Pangolin writes (FR): “So long as we fail to entertain critiques of our destructive ways, we will always be dominated by the West. Imagine for a moment all Africans...

African women blogging this week

It is that time of the year for those of us in the Diaspora, long nights and dark days in Europe set the heart and mind to thinking of life...

Jamaica: Commonwealth Games

Leon wonders why the 18th Commonwealth Games aren't getting more media attention. “Is it because the mighty U.S is not involved, since the Commonwealth games only include former territories of...

Africa: development economics

Idland on the continued “Scramble for Africa” and the business of development economics and creative statistics.

South Africa: Music

Rethabile writing on Mzansi Afrika discusses music and what it means for Africa and Africans. “Music, then, is serious matter in Africa. By extension, it is also serious matter to...

South Africa: blog awards +

Cherryflava goes to the South African blog awards and comes away with an assortment of blogs posts that speak for themselves.

Buying In, Selling Out or Scraping By: Francophone African Bloggers on Social Mobility and Education

School on Hold While Mom Scrapes By Carine. Courtesy Tony Katombe. Le Blog du Congolais shares (FR) the touching story of Carine, a 22 year-old from the DRC with an...

South Africa: Patricia de Lille

The Fish Bowl comments on what he sees as Patricia de Lille's “selling her soul”. …”Campaigning on the back of a promise of aggressive opposition to the ANC, she colluded...

Commonwealth Games

Regan liveblogs the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, which took place last night in Melbourne, Australia.

South Africa: Jacob Zuma

Mzansi Afrika comments on the Jacob Zuma trial from a slightly different angle. Zuma knowning had unsafe sex with someone he knew was HIV+...”Whether he raped her not, he still...

Caribbean, South Africa: Miriam Makeba

Caribbean-born sci-fi writer Nalo Hopkinson recalls childhood encounters with the music of the great South African singer Miriam Makeba, who'll be retiring soon.

South Africa: On God

Mzansi Afrika asks “Whose side is God on” commenting that everyone is asking for favours from God even those on opposing sides. “If there's a God out there or up...

South Africa: web technology ideas for Africa

White African posts an idea of his for web technology in Africa “that could change the way Africans communicate, trade and interact with each other and the world.”

South Africa: Sanitation Week

This week is santation week in South Africa and the government has promised to eradicate bucket toilet systems by the year 2007. African Houseit “”We have set targets especially on...

South Africa: Zuma trial

Yebo Gogo comments on the trial of Jacob Zuma in South Africa. Zuma is accused of rape.

Africans not googling

White Africa takes a look at the continent of Africa which he says is still “dark” in terms of “infrastructurally, technologically and on top of that, the world just doesn’t...

South Africa: Cricket wins

South Africa calls for cricketer, Makhaya Ntini for President as the SA team take a 2:0 win over the Aussies in a 5 match series.

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