· August, 2005

Stories about United Kingdom from August, 2005

Black Looks blogs about Ugandan women held in UK

  16 August 2005

Black Looks (“An African Fem Rocking the Boat”) details the plight of a number of hunger-striking Ugandan women held in a U.K. detention center awaiting deportation after their asylum applications failed. The women say they have had difficulty finding legal help and that rape victims among them have been barred...

UK: Being British

11 August 2005

The UK blog Talk Politics has a long, thoughtful post about what it really means to be British.

The BBC sponsors African blogs

  8 August 2005

The BBC has a long tradition of encouraging readers and listeners of their Africa service to talk about their views of the continent, running features like “Why I Love Africa”, where Africans and afrophiles are invited to share their positive visions of the continent. They've recently gone a step farther...

UK: PodcastCon UK gears up

3 August 2005

UK blogger Neville Hobson announces PodcastCon UK, the first conference in Europe that's focused on podcasting. The event takes place on September 17 in central London. (via Loic Le Meur)