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· May, 2007

Stories about South Africa from May, 2007

South Africa: Media Tech Africa 2007

Media Tech Africa 2007 is taking place in South Africa: “Organised by Thebe Exhibitions, mediatech africa 2007 showcases cutting edge technologies and services from industry leaders in television and broadcast,...

Africa: blogging the G8 Summit

A team of African journalists, who are working with Panos London will blog from the G8 Summit in Germany: “For nine days starting on 1 June, journalists from Ethiopia, Uganda,...

Palestine: South African Views on Israel

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah links to an article about “Ronnie Kasrils – South Africa Minister of Intelligence – testimony and experience upon his visit to Israel and Occupied Palestine; published...

Malawians on the world stage: academic honors, music, science and technology

There is one discernible theme running through the Malawian blogosphere in the month of May. This round-up focuses mostly on what these bloggers have written in this month, now approaching...

South Africa: is the South African blogosphere entirely white?

Izzonline writes about race and blogging in South Africa: “Not that it's worrying. But a small concern it is. The SA blogosphere is nearly entirely white – I realised since...

South Africa: politician invited to create an iblog

The owner of iblog, Mark Garbers, invites the leader of Independe Democrats in South Africa to create an iblog: “Dear ibloggers, Although I don’t normally personally invite people to create...

Africa: Afrigator gets better

Afrigator update from Mike Stopforth: “When we launched Afrigator – Africa’s first social media aggregator – a month and a bit ago, truth be told, we knew there was much...

South Africa/Sudan: peacekeeper and bloggers returns home

A South African peacekeeper and blogger returns home from Darfur, Sudan: “Driving from the airport in Johannesburg to Pretoria. What a sweet feeling to be back home. After three days...

Outrage as Zimbabwe assumes helm of key global organization

As if all the troubles bedeviling Zimbabweans were not enough, Zimbabweans were aghast last week as it emerged their beleaguered nation is going to lead the UN Commission on Sustainable...

South Africa: Market Taliban versus Populist Taliban

Andile Mngxitama discusses the presidential succession debate in South Africa in terms of “Market Taliban versus Populist Taliban: “Developments around the presidential succession debate have brought to the fore, at...

Israel: Palestinians Banned from Dead Sea

Blogger Dan Fleshler reports that IDF soldiers have received orders to prevent Palestinians from accessing the Dead Sea. “This is the kind of story that feeds into the increasingly popular...

South Africa: blogs are the air guitars of journalism

Vincent Maher responds to columnist David Bullard‘s attack on bloggers: “I hereby dub this Bullardgate. David Bullard launched an attack on bloggers in the Sunday Times today that cannot be...

South Africa: video from SA bloggers’ 27 dinner

Aquila Online posts a video from South African bloggers’ gathering, 27 dinner: “Another 27dinner has come and gone and it was awesome. Apart from the rain and miserably cold weather,...

Zimbabwe: more arrests, regional neglect, and Western duplicity

Zimbabwe's bloggers have a wealth of information on the week that was in the troubled southern African country. There are reports of more arrests and torture, an emergency monetary policy...

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