Stories about Sudan from February, 2007
Sudan: names of genocide suspects
Black Cush does not think the release of the names of genocide suspects in Darfur will improve the situation, “I just have a feeling it is going to have the reverse effect . . .”
Sudan: Diversity And Identity Crisis
Many of the posts on the Sudanese blogosphere during the past 2 weeks discussed Sudan's diversity and also revolved around the issue of identity. Sudanese Thinker had an interesting post entitled “Sudan: Arab or African?” He was responding to a question posted on Sudan Watch: Since Sudan belongs to both...
Uganda: Special Report on Best of Blogs
Last week, Uganda bloggers descended on Mateo's bar in Kampala for the second Uganda Bloggers Happy Hour. In addition to catching up with friends and discussing the main challenges facing the nation, the group made nominations for the first Uganda Best of Blog Awards. In a way, 2006 was the...
Africa: China in Africa
Afroshangai Blog posts an article about Chinese interest in Africa, “China, unlike just about every other country in the world, has a clear African strategy which is being implemented with military precision. President Hu Jintao’s visit is the third by a senior Chinese leader in twelve months…”
Israel: Apartheid Promoter Jimmy Carter
Israeli blogger Sultan Knish trashes Jimmy Carter for visiting Sudan here. “Jimmy Carter, freelance moral ambassador to the world, vociferous critic of any free country trying to protect itself from the menace of terrorism, particularly the United States and Israel… is taking a little trip to Africa,” he writes.
Sudan: candlelight vigil for Darfur
Sudanese Thinker announces the candlelight vigil for Darfur, “A huge thank you to the American Islamic Congress and all others involved for launching a Muslim and Arab initiative to help the people in Darfur.”
Sudan: unpaid peacekeepers
Soldier of Africa reports that the African Union does not pay its peacekeepers on time, “When I returned from my leave in early January I received my money for October and that was the last money I have seen. This situation of late payments by the AU has been ongoing...
Ugandan Blogosphere: Juba Peace Talks and Best of Blogs
If the activity in January and early February is a sign of things to come, 2007 promises to be a banner year for relevancy, engagement and quality of content in the Ugandan blogosphere. The Juba Peace Talks between the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and the Government of Uganda, whose wheels...
Who is visiting Africa?
Chinese President Hu Jintao is on a 10-day-visit to Africa now. Many state-owned news media such as Xinhua News Agency and People’s Daily, headline his visit on their websites’ front page almost everyday. His tour has also attracted attention from Chinese netizens. The Chinese government regards Hu’s visit as a...
Sudan:The Chinese Are Coming And Losing AU Chair
This roundup's highlights are Sudan losing African Union Chair to Ghana and some thoughts on China's interests in Africa. Black Kush is relieved that Sudan's president Omar Hassan al-Bashir has lost the bid to become the head of the African Union: So the African heads have spoken. In the traditional...