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Voices of African Women Bloggers

Mshairi calls for the abuse of women bloggers to stop! She recalls two recent incidents in the blogosphere where male bloggers “discussed and described women in misogynistic terms.”

“The descriptions included ‘ignoramus’, ‘spiteful, angry menopausal bitch’, and ‘ruthless menopausal maniac’. All that remained was the blogger to call the woman a prostitute. Wait, he did.

In another incident the attack was on lesbians the blogger wrote
“lesbos probably need a dick whipping” later backtracked to ““lesbians would most likely have a change of heart on their sexual orientation if they had mind blowing sex with a guy”. Mshairi comments

Do you really need to prove your masculinity by putting women down, by belittling their reproductive functions, by dehumanising them, by reducing them to sex objects or a nothing? Is your self-esteem that low?

Nigeria's Youth Service Corp has often been the subject of jokes by Nigerian bloggers. Here The World of Adaure writes about the experience of not being able to sleep by her friend…

i didnt get registered that day, and therefore didnt get allocated a bed space so hundreds of us had to sleep OUTSIDE on the ROAD… im not even playing.. luckily, ‘Angela’ and i bought a mat to sleep on, which was equally as bad because the ‘mat’ was made of wood!! so can u please imagine how uncomfortable that was for starters..

As if that is not enough her friend is disturbed by sounds of Sunny Ade in the middle of the night and eventually…

at about three thirty, ppl had started getting up to take a bath outside, and by the time we managed to borrow buckets, fetch water from the well-like hole tank where there was water, they had brightened the lights, and so we still had to bathe like that with both guys and girls strolling about.. TALK ABOUT SERIOUS REDUCTION OF OUR BRIDE PRICE!!!!

Aqumada writes of her love for African soccer since the days of Roger Milla of Cameroon - remember those glorious matches?

The recent edition of the Nation’s cup has shown that African teams can be as complete as any of the teams from the top footballing nations. In addition to the traditional attacking football, defense and tactical awareness of many of the teams has improved tremendously. The Ivorian team which went to play Egypt in the final as well as being one of Africa’s representatives in the world cup was a prime example of this. Not only the Ivorian defense was brilliant but they also have dangerous strikers which can be a handful for any defense.

KenyanMusings has a question and answer session with her friends in the Kenyan blogosphere – everything you ever wanted to know about Kenyan bloggers!

the innermost essence has her own take on the religious violence taking place in Nigeria - once again it's those damn cartoons…

There are Christians and Muslims in Ghana. There are Christians and Muslims in Togo, in Cameroon, all over Africa. Nigeria is not the only country with both religions yet its only in Nigeria sporadic killings erupt and people are massacred.

An Unreasonsable Woman makes some true confessions - as one commenter writes “we all have our demons”… for Nehanda Oprah Winfrey plays some part in uncovering those secrets….

there were months when i'd be involved with a boyfriend & at those times i would be monogamous and try to be a typical normal person. it's only when things went down hill that id jump back to this old way of doing things.

Sticking with Oprah she is also the subject of a rant from More to Life over the Millions Little Pieces saga..

The smoking gun.com, finds exaggerated issues in the memoir's details. They don't claim the memoir has falsehoods. No. They claim Oprah has been duped. This would have had little to no effect had Oprah not bought into the falsehood that this book has anything to do with her because she picked it for her book club. It is just a book club Oprah!

Molara Wood and SisiOgeBlogs! both remember Lynden David Hall…

Some called him the nearest Britain had in RnB royalty, an artist who made one think of the best of African America Soul music. Lynden David Hall achieved a lot in his 31 years on earth

God bless Lynden David Hall….In our hearts you will stay, beautiful spirit!!!!

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