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Sub-Saharan Africa Friday Blog Roundup

African Bullets and Honey was in London on the day of the attack, and concludes that “whenever I think about the scale and importance of the lives of people I love, and then consider those who were killed today, I am forced to conclude that a single human life is far more important than the ideas and hatreds that lead to such violence.”

Thinker's Room has a very long, very thoughtful response to the bombings in London that recalls the bomb attack on the US embassy in Nairobi.

Black Star Journal reports that one of Mugabe's closest allies, the former head of the secret police, has denounced the government's ‘clean-up’ operation.

Congo Girl posts an update on the armed conflict in eastern DR Congo.

Ethiopundit posts a spirited defense of all things British, wrapping up his post with the text of the poem Rule Britianna.

Onyango Oloo of the Kenya Democracy Project asks who stands to gain from the bombings?

The Kenyan blog Mental Acrobatics says “there is no excuse for the cowardly acts. None.”

Pole, the Swahili word for condolences, carries far more weight than Afromusings can properly translate.

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