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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 office. Mr. Obasanjo, who has been president since 1999, is constitutionally permitted to serve a maximum of two four-year terms....
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 us back in history—110 years ago—to the Battle of Adwa, in which Ethiopian forces defeated the technologically superior Italian colonialists:...
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% of its value against the greenback.
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.
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 Africa who are going against Vatican teachings and advocating the use of condoms in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
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 and figures are provided to back up this claim.
Ore’s Notes tells of a Nigerian lady’s excitement at seeing a partial solar eclipse in the city of Lagos.
Voice in the Desert takes a trip back home to York (UK), hoping to be back in Burkina Faso after six weeks.
White African firmly believes that technology and the free market can both be used to empower the poor in Africa.
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 to an eclipse.
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!
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.
UKNaija ponders on the relativity of time and seemingly predictable Nigerian politics.
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 part of a deal overseen by the African Union, the United Nations (UN) and the United States, which was aimed...
Chxta’s World and Janada’s Blog present some pictures of the solar eclipse witnessed today in parts of Nigeria.
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 nearby, to have a clear view.”
Kenyan Pundit tells of an initiative aimed at making Kenya the ICT capital of Africa by 2010.
Africa Unchained looks at the increasing profile of African women in leadership roles.
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 of people get burnt as they try to unload properties in Kilimani and Kileleshwa that they bought at ridiculous prices...
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 salt being cut from March 2006 in Darfur. This is as a result of “slow donor response to WFP’s Emergency...
The Ethiopian blogosphere has been awash with discussions spanning a variety of topics. Politically focused Ethiopian blogs such as Ethiopundit and Ethiopian Paradox continue in their tradition of providing thought provoking pieces on the current state of the Ethiopian nation and those who govern it. Ethiopian Paradox presents a write-up...