African women's blogsphere this week

Black Looks writes about an interesting development in the Central African Republic which has banned the media from broadcasting or writing misogynistic music and articles following the Communication Minister’s directive and hopes ‘other countries will follow his lead’.

Nyakehu writes about a question she was asked at a job interview concerning how to ’wean African women from dependence’ which she says is still ‘beating a drum in my mind’.

Back to blogging after a hiatus, Wambui is excited about a recent life-changing trip to Rwanda which has challenged many of her principles and brought to the fore various questions regarding her perceptions of ‘working for a human rights organisation’ especially those she ‘really did not want to answer’.

Bronwyn writes about a spate of shocking rapes in South Africa and in particular one concerning a 13-month old baby and asks ‘when will this stop?’

One African Woman writes about the joy and sense of pride that arises from belonging to a group of compassionate women who have supported each other along the years.

After the recent earthquake in East Africa, Spicebear is riled by remarks made by an expert who implied that the affected areas did not have much to destroy although the quake could have created considerable damage. She wonders whatever happened to
‘…worrying about loss of life and the possible destruction of people's livelihoods? They may be poor and disadvantaged but that does not mean that what they have is unimportant and insignificant’

Soul has posted some great pictures on her blog after her recent visit to Abuja.

Kenyan Pundit has turned two. Or rather her blog has and she takes the opportunity to send out a special request for volunteers to wishing to ’make our politicians more accountable’.

A final year at college resolution was to try different things and in her recent post, Cute_angel writes about this and the trials and tribulations of mentoring a troubled teenager.

Kwame Nkurumah, Ghana first president, proposed an 11-point proposal for Africa’s liberation in 1957. Helenism emphasises some achievements with regard to the proposal such as the establishment of the African Union and the African Development Bank.

Molara Wood invites Nigerian readers to nominate their best book of 2005. Deadline is December 15.

AfroFeminista writes an amusing rant about cyclists in the streets of Nairobi whose ‘macho, criss-crossing in front of my car every morning’ she says are the ‘the bane of my existence, the cause of my tension headaches when driving’.

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