· May, 2006

Stories about Uganda from May, 2006

Uganda: Hummers go home

29 May 2006

Ernest Bazanye is outraged at the presence of a “Humer2″ on the streets of Kampala….”It isn’t just tacky and in very poor taste, it is downright immoral.”

Voices from Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes

  29 May 2006

Zimbabwe: The first anniversary of Zimbabwe's notorious “cleanup” operation, Operation Murambatsvina passed recently. There was a marked reticence among Zimbabwean bloggers towards organized commerations. Accoustic Motorbike explains her reasons; Marking the “one year” anniversary of this destruction ignores the fact that Murambatsvina is on going. It’s become a verb, a...

Senegal: Immigration as colonization

  25 May 2006

“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 countries and a continuous transfer of their riches to the North, it is logical that the disinherited masses from Africa...

Uganda: Journey into Sunset

  25 May 2006

Black Star Journal points to a “rare” article in the US media on northern Uganda and on a documentary “Journey into Sunset”

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 an economic catastrophy. France … after having looted our riches and our people, wants business as usual. She no longer...

Chad: What is France doing there?

  17 May 2006

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 in Africa. Yesterday Anglo-American jolts justified the need to stay. Today Islamist regimes peak their heads in and explain our...

Africa: Clandestine Emigration

  17 May 2006

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 the problem.” “Hundreds have died since the beginning of the year for having simply tried to escape misery,” continues the...

Voices From Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes

  15 May 2006

Zimbabwe:A whirlwind tour of Europe by Arthur Mutambara the leader of the “pro-senate” faction of Zimbabwe's oppposition the MDC was the center of the nation's largest “cyber controversies” over the last two weeks. In an attempt to reach out to Zimbabweans in the diaspora, Mutambara, the robotics scholar-cum-politician stumbled into...

African Music #8

  9 May 2006

I recently had a discussion with a friend about fair trade and it threw up some deep questions about African music. Who really owns the rights to the recordings? Who brokers what? How connected is the artist to his/her audience market? Is the music industry inherently complex? Is this solely...

African Diaspora: Hard times for Africans in France and Belgium

Several francophone blogs have tackled African immigrants’ latest tribulations in France and Belgium. Choosing Immigrants Le Pangolin criticizes French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy’s latest round of immigration policies. The blogger sees Sarkozy’s approach as a diversion from the real social issues raised by protestors of the CPE [Youth Employment Law]....

Uganda: Rise in private security personnel

  5 May 2006

See no evil, hear non, just be a dork comments on the rise in gun ownership the rise of private security personnel in Uganda. Apparently there are now 18, 000 security personnel working for 75 firms in addition to 13,000 police.

Uganda: Makere University

  5 May 2006

Africa Unchained comments on the dwindling funds of tertiary institutions in Sub Saharan Africa which he says have reached crisis proportions….”The challenge is for institutions to formulate alternative sources of income so as to reduce their almost complete reliance on state funding. Makere University's successful Private Students Scheme implemented is...

Voices from Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes

  1 May 2006

Zimbabwe: As Nepal celebrated their revolution's success, envious Zimbabwean observers still trapped on the outside of democratic success couldn't hide their aspirations for the same in Zimbabwe. Nepal's revolution got Zimpundit dreaming, “As I sit here looking at my computer screen I’m dreaming of Nepal. I so badly want the...

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