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· May, 2006

Stories about South Africa from May, 2006

South Africa: Women in the academy

Singing South Africaness comments on the tendency for moview to portray female professors as old maids and goes on to discuss women in the academy and why so many fit...

South Africa: Space progress

South Africa points to a story on the progress the country is making in space science and astronomy…

South Africa: Anthology of lesbian writings

Acoustic Motorbike reviews a newly released Anthology of writings from South African lesbians entitled. “Sometimes X, Sometimes Y” which she describes as “It is a beautiful, moving anthology of personal...

Zimbabwe: MDC factions

David Colhart writes on why he cannot join the Morgan Tsvangirai faction of the MDC…He discusses the reasons behind the MDC split and the 4 options he has himself….”to join...

South Africa: Corrupt apartheid regime

South Africa comments on the report “Apartheid Grand Corruption : Assessing the scale of crimes of profit in South Africa from 1976-1994” – Was the regime corrupt? “Yes! Are many...

South AFrica: CD/DVD piracy

Singing South Africanness comments on the rampant DVD and CD piracy that takes place in South Africa and asks why the original disks are so expensive and beyond the means...

South Africa: Jazz

Afrofunkycool has a short piece on South African Jazz from Abdullah Ibrahim to Bheki mseleku

Senegal: Immigration as colonization

“No Sarkozy! Immigration does not come from a vacuum,” says (Fr) Semett in a post on French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy's immigration policies. “With centuries of merciless exploitation of subsaharan...

Africa: News Map and Zangu News

White African has found yet another use of google and maps – this time its a map of Africa that you can click on and get updated news. He also...

South Africa: Names

Lavina Live has a new look blog and writes about naming protocols in South Africa

Edible Blog Report

#1: A food blogger's reunion in Pistoia, Italy: Kishko and Lucullian Delights tell the story in their blogs. The photos are stunning. It makes me want to go there! Then...

African Music #9

There is nothing like a local library that truly caters for the community. Wandering around my local library I came across a CD “Africa Remix (Ah Freak Iya)” and the...

African Diaspora: Victory for Sarkozy's Immigration Law

” [French Interior Minister] Sarkozy's immigration law [CESEDA] passed in the French National Assembly! ” says (Fr) Aimafrica . “For a country like Mali, this could be the beginning of...

South Africa: COSATU strikes

Its The Question That Drives Us Mad comments on the COSATU led strikes in South Africa – Striking for jobs and discusses the role of unions in advancing workers rights.

Chad: What is France doing there?

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique asks (Fr) “What is France doing in Chad? In Africa?” and answers: “The day before yesterday, they waved the communist threat to explain France's presence...

Africa: Clandestine Emigration

Seckasysteme would like to see (Fr) “a summit of West African heads of state so that clandestine emigration can be uprooted and so as to find a durable solution to...

Africa: List of French Institutions Specialized in the Continent

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique posts (Fr) a list of French universities, centers, laboratories and other French institutions that specialize in the study of Africa.

South Africa: Presidential candidates

Politcs ZA comments on Jacob Zuma's reinstatement as Deputy President of the ANC…..That being said why is Zuma the only current person who has “possible presidential contender” tacked on after...

Africa: Google trends

White African uses Google Trends to map some facts on search and news trends in AFrica and arrives at some interesting results.

South Africa: Interview with Khwezi

Kenyan Pundit points to an interview with Khwezi by the One in Nine campaign.

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