Stories from 23 September 2006
Escaping Sudan is Ben Loxo's post about Emmanuel Jal, “Emmanuel Jal has risen from obscurity to become one of Africa’s most well-known rappers.”
Mangaliso's World on the state of ICT in Malawi's Northern region.
Black Looks remembers Mrs Margaret Ekpo, “Mrs Ekpo, along with the late Fumilayo Ransome Kuti, was one of Nigeria’s most ardent political activists and campaigners for women’s rights.”
Kings of Africa is an online photography exhibition, via A Pattern Tub.
Freshlyground, a South African afro-fusion group, deserves the MTV Europe nomination in the Best African Act category, writes Coda.
Kumekucha Kisumu writes about Raila Odinga, the leading opposition politician in Kenya, “In Luo Nyanza Raila has cultivated a cult of personality that is the envy of many a politician. This cult has spawned myths that elevates Raila almost to the level of luo legends like Gor Mahia and Lwanda...
Onnik Krikorian has an extensive post on the Yezidi minority in Georgia, which he recently visited together with an ethno-musicologist. Onnik provides exclusive photography, interviews, and compares the minority's situation in Georgia with that in Armenia.
Peter of neweurasia reports of the social and political disarray that every cotton-harvesting season in Turkmenistan appears to create.
Ramadan begins this weekend, or Ramazan, if you are Turkish, and I thought that it would be nice to open up this week's article with a link from Binnur's Turkish Cookbook for Ramazan Pide. Let the celebrations begin! The pope's comments have been a hot topic of dicussion in the...
The Forum was held in Chancellor's Hall, University Brunei Darussalam only a few nights ago, Wednesday night, to be exact. Now, it is already Sunday, yet the noise it made still reverberates all throughout the usually very quiet nation and the even more quiet blogging scene. The Forum was a...
Sean's Russia Blog looks at the large and widely-scattered Russian diaspora in the CIS (e.g. 4 million in Kazakhstan) and in Israel.
The Tashkent-based All-Knowing-Blog reports of many supermarkets remaining closed during the past couple of days (RUS).
By posting photos of last year's Kyrgyz Revolution, Edil Baisalov looks at the people that were behind the ousting of former President Akayev (RUS).
It is most likely that the organizers of the Digital Citizen Indaba on Blogging in South Africa did not anticipate the controversy that has dominated the African blogosphere for about two weeks now. The controversy, for the most part, has centred around the words, African and indaba. Indaba is a...
Sotho on the state of politics in Lesotho, “Has the government of Lesotho taken a leave of absence? Are our leaders out of their minds? Instead of acquiring a Toyota Camry, how about doing something for joblessness, for AIDS patients?”
Mshairi announces the 1st Carnival of African Women, which will be held in cyberspace on Monday October 9th, 2006: “To participate in the premier Carnival, we are asking contributors to write a piece on Blogging and Identity and publish it on their blogs. Please feel free to interpret the topic...
Black Looks writes about recycling war in Africa, “The reality is war is big business and Africa is a prime market – sell the weapons, destroy and then rebuild, then sell some more and so on – recycling war.”