Stories from 16 September 2006
Jaduong Mettys wonders whether the media in Tanzania will be able to change the course of history.
“We believe that the poorest of the poor are credit-worthy, and that through mobilising savings they are able to build financial and social capital…” – the Kuyasa Fund, via Timbuktu Chronicles.
“One of the sessions covered this week was the controversial EASSy project which appears to have been now reduced to a Kenyan vs. South African affair,” writes Bankele, one of the Digital Citizen Indaba on Blogging participants.
Kenyan Entrepreneur does not think the President of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki, should speak Sheng, which is neither an official nor a national language: “I mean, seriously…he keeps corrupting what is supposed to be the national language!“
Benn Loxo asked its readers to submit their favorite African album covers: “After yesterday’s post Benn loxo listener, Michael, was the first to send in his favourite African LP covers.” “Several more Benn loxo listeners contributed their favourite African album covers this week.“ “Below are the last in a series...
Flag of Togo, World Cup 2006. By Currybet. Occasionally, daily links do not do important posts justice. Togo's blogosphere is not crowded enough to feature intense debate between bloggers but this well-articulated post (Fr) on the EU's latest set of conditions for Togo by Togolese blogger Don Ray is worth...
It has been quite a while since an update on the Turkish blogosphere has been done, and rather than trying to update you on every detail that I have failed to report, I thought that this post should focus on the most interesting posts of the summer. Granted, the information...
Sociolingo posts a news article about efforts by the Malian government to preserve and expose one of the oldest manuscripts in Africa, Timbuktu manuscripts. It is estimated that there are 700,000 Timbuktu manuscripts.
The blogger at Cakap Tak Serupa Bikin analyses the statement on reforming the education by Malaysian Education Minister. The blogger, a parent of school going kids, outlines the real problems that the minister failed to mention.
Madeh 19 reports Etemad Meli journal's office was attacked by Molotov cocktails. According to the blogger it is second time that Etemad Meli's office was attacked by Molotov cocktails [Fa]. Etemad Meli was founded by cleric Karoubi and is critical regarding Iranian government.
Soyapi Mumba on Software Freedom Day in Malawi, “In Malawi, the event is being organised by LinuxChix (Malawi) and Malawi Open Source Society (MOSS) and will include presentations on various Free and Open Source Software topics to be followed by an Install Party.“