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· July, 2010

Stories about South Africa from July, 2010

Global Threat of Wheat Killer Rises

The risk posed by a fungus that is deadly to the world's second largest crop, wheat, continues to rise. The killer fungus, called Ug99, causes stem rust disease, which can...

South Africa: Translation of Miriam Makeba's Hapo Zamani

“Thanks to our Facebook page, African music fans from South African and Kenya were able to get the story behind this late Miriam Makeba song,” writes Chale of African music...

South Africa: What would you ask God if you had the chance?

Last week, South African blogger Khaya Dhlanga asked people on the “Internets” what they would ask God if he said they could ask him anything. He has posted some of...

Africa's Hunger Hardships Spur Biotech Debate

Many solutions have been proposed to help combat hunger in Africa, but one in particular remains controversial: biotechnology. Many experts suggest that genetically modified organisms could help ensure food security....

South Africa: Mandela not the greatest in Africa

Nana Yaw Sarpong argues that Mandela is a great South African but not the greatest in Africa: “But I have wondered why the rest of the world hails Mandela so...

South Africa: Courting Justice

Africa is a Country blogs about Courting Justice, a film is about the experiences of female, especially black female judges, in South Africa’s highest courts.

Africa: Highway Africa New Media Awards 2010

Here are the winners of Highway Africa New Media Awards 2010. Highway Africa is an annual conference that focuses on journalism and new media.

South Africa: 67 Minutes of Change – Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela spent 27 years of his life in a prison on Robben Island in South Africa. What most people don’t know is that Madiba (as he is affectionately known...

Global: If God said ask me anything what would you ask him?

South African blogger Khaya Dlanga asked people on the “Internets” what they would ask God is he said they could ask him anything…here are the answers.

Africa: Africa scores a goal when you stop HIV

“Africa Goal is an exciting and innovative project that harnesses the popularity of the football World Cup to address HIV and AIDS in the region of the World most effected...

Africa: Addressing HIV in Southern Africa

Ethan blogs about Annie Lennox who talks about addressing HIV in Southern Africa atTEDGlobal conference: “Her goal is the UN’s goal – the elimination of mother/child transmission by 2015.”

South Africa: Writers record their work for Internet

“Four South African writers recorded their prose stories for the internet during the National Arts Festival. This was the final part of the CityBooks project focussing on Grahamstown and organised...

South Africa: South Africa rocked 2010 FIFA World Cuo

South Africa rocked the 2010 FIFA World Cup: “The opening ceremony was incredible as was the closing ceremony last night. But before I climb in to the praise and ask...

Jordan: The Best World Cup Moments

Jordanian Hareega shares the best moments from the World Cup, which ended in South Africa, here.

South Africa: Soccer against xenophobia

A short video interview about the tournament organized by the Refugee VI soccer team is to raise awareness about the issue of xenophobia in South Africa.

South Africa: Extraordinary masquerades as ordinary

“Bafana Bafana played a world cup final on Tuesday the 22nd of June 2010 as the whole of South Africa stopped and came together at 4.00pm to see if their...

Rwanda: Remembering Jean-Léonard Rugambage

Africa Editors’ Forum remember the assassinated Rwandan journalist Jean-Léonard Rugambage at Highway Africa conference.

South Africa: Follow Highway Africa Online

Eduardo Avila blogs from Highway Africa 2010: “For those unable to attend the 2010 version of the Highway Africa Conference in person, please follow along on Twitter with the hashtag...

South Africa: We can't play football but we can dance

Football is not our thing, but we can surely dance: “South Africans may not be the best football players but they surely can sing and dance. I watch TV reports...

South Africa: Bloggers discuss the conviction of former national police commissioner

On Friday 2 July 2010, South Africa's former national police commissioner and ex-president of Interpol Jack Selebi was convicted of corruption. The conviction has prompted debated in the country as...

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