Elia Varela Serra · July, 2009

Journalist and blogger with an African interest.

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Latest posts by Elia Varela Serra from July, 2009

Light Up Nigeria: Enough Is Enough

  17 July 2009

Despite being a country rich in oil, Nigeria's electricity supply situation is insufficient. “In most parts of the country, darkness pervades and generators have taken over as the source of power”, says Adebayo's blog. Now Nigerians have started a massive online demonstration against this frustrating situation on social media sites, especially on Twitter with the hashtag #lightupnigeria.

Congo Brazzaville: Disappointment at Presidential election

  13 July 2009

On Sunday July 12th, people in the Republic of the Congo voted in an election which opposition leaders boycotted over allegations it would be neither free nor fair. Denis Sassou N’Guesso, who has ruled the Congo for about 25 years as head of state, is seeking another seven year term...

DRC: Goma's Makeover for Independence Day

  3 July 2009

June 30th marked the 49th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Congo's independence from Belgium. This year, the official festivities took place in Goma. Bloggers react to this historic anniversary, celebrated in a city that not long ago was a war zone.

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