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Nigeria's Failed Constitutional Amendment

In the fourth quarter of 2005, reports began appearing in the Nigerian mainstream print media about a bid to have the Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, attempt a third term in...

Views from the Horn of Africa and Sudan

Ethiopia is one of only four African nations that were never colonies of a European power. Though independent, Ethiopia was subjected to Italian occupation from 1936 to 1941. ethiopundit takes...

Guinea: currency devaluation

Black Star Journal laments about the devaluation of the Guinean franc relative to the US dollar. In the past 20 years, the Guinean franc appears to have lost almost 18,000%...

Positive Nigeria

From its warm and friendly citizens, soccer stars, its community spirit, movie industry and musical tradition, ijebuman’s diary celebrates all that is positive about Nigeria.

Battling HIV/AIDS

The Concoction appears to disagree with former US president Bill Clinton when he calls for mandatory testing for HIV/AIDS. It also tells of what it calls “brave Catholics” in South...

Uganda: Conflict

Uganda Conflict Action Network reports that the “current rate of death from the war in northern Uganda is three times higher than [that] in Iraq following the US invasion.” Facts...

Nigeria: Solar Eclipse

Ore’s Notes tells of a Nigerian lady’s excitement at seeing a partial solar eclipse in the city of Lagos.

Burkina Faso: A blogger travels

Voice in the Desert takes a trip back home to York (UK), hoping to be back in Burkina Faso after six weeks.

Africa: Technology to aid the poor

White African firmly believes that technology and the free market can both be used to empower the poor in Africa.

Ghana: Solar eclipse

Solar eclipse-mania appears to have gripped Ghana yesterday. Emmanuel Bensah has a video feature on his blog, which explains what nocturnal bats do when the sun suddenly dies out due...

Zimbabwe: ZANU-PF Newspaper

The Zimbabwean Pundit tells why the official newspaper of the ruling party in Zimbabwe (ZANU-PF) has been out of print for a whole week!

Zimbabwe: Equatorial Guinea and Oil

Yebo Gogo talks about the closer ties between the Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, and his Equatorial Guinean counterpart, Teodoro Obaing, and asks if it is all about oil.

Nigeria: Predictable Politics

UKNaija ponders on the relativity of time and seemingly predictable Nigerian politics.

Charles Taylor: As the story unfolds

In August 2003, ex-Liberian leader, Charles Taylor, was flown from Monrovia to Abuja on board a Nigerian Boeing 727 presidential jet. Taylor had just been granted asylum in Nigeria as...

Nigeria: Solar Eclipse

Chxta’s World and Janada’s Blog present some pictures of the solar eclipse witnessed today in parts of Nigeria.

Ghana: Solar Eclipse

Oluniyi David Ajao talks about the brouhaha surrounding a solar eclipse which was witnessed in Ghana: “When it was getting close to the centre, I quickly moved to the beach...

Kenya as ICT capital

Kenyan Pundit tells of an initiative aimed at making Kenya the ICT capital of Africa by 2010.

Africa: Women in Leadership

Africa Unchained looks at the increasing profile of African women in leadership roles.

Kenya: Property Prices

Steve Ntwiga Mugiri tells of the bust in the property boom bubble which hit the Kenyan capital of Nairobi some time ago: “In the coming months, look to see lots...

From Darfur to Avian Flu: Views from the Horn of Africa and Sudan

The Darfur crisis continues to dominate the English-speaking Sudanese blogosphere. The blog Coalition for Darfur quotes a World Food Program (WFP) report, which tells of rations of pulses, sugar and...

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