Latest posts by Jennifer Brea from November, 2007
Harinjaka writes about tire sandals and other forms of Malagasy ingenuity.
In Africa, rising food prices [Fr] have led to protests in Morocco, Mauritania, Cote d'Ivoire, DRC and Senegal, writes the ADP blog.
Afriksenatorium writes about two MPs in Benin stripped of their immunity [Fr] for embezzling funds from state-owned enterprises.
la plume plus posts an article featuring first-hand accounts of human trafficking and the prostitution of African women [Fr] in Europe.
Six Chinese engineers have arrived in Central African Republic to install two new turbines at the Boali electric plant, a US$117 million project [Fr] financed by the Chinese government. ENERCA, the state-owned power company, has not made any major machinery replacements since its creation in 1965.
Collectif-haiti-de-provence posts an article about a new public market [Fr] being built in Port-au-Prince, thanks to Venezuela.
Olivier Gabirault writes [Fr] about Maâtcard, an acoustic, prepayed debit card for developing countries which will debut in Cameroon next April. The Maâtcard functions like a normal credit card, but also emits a unique, unfalsifiable sound, enabling users to securely make payments, buy air time, or transfer funds by telephone.
Not all Africans from south of the Sahara are coming to Morocco with hopes of emigrating to Europe; more and more are coming to study [Fr].
Tu bloggues ta part introduces a new YouTube video [Fr] from French-Congolese musician/comedian/provocateur, Kamini.
In Burkina, the government's announced there is no danger of famine, but peasants say [Fr] this season's rainfall and agricultural production have been particularly bad, and many have had a difficult time harvesting enough to feed their families these last two weeks, writes Ramata Sore.
Black Looks announces a 16-day blog carnival against gender violence.
Black Looks posts a video from Umoja, an all-female village in Kenya founded by survivors of rape, forced marriage and women ostracized by their communities.
Grandiose Parlor on a fuel tanker accident in Lagos: “How long will people keep getting their lives snuffed out and suffer the most agonizing deaths because our national infrastructural system is in shreds and our social values and sensitivities long flushed down the toilet?”
Oro blogs Connect Africa, a two-day summit held in Rwanda to address Africa's connectivity challenges.
Afrigadget has photographs of a homemade helicopter built by a 24 year-old Nigerian physics major from scrap metal, old car parts and the wreckage of a Boeing 747 airplane.
Six French NGO workers are facing prosecution after Chadian authorities thwarted a plan to "rescue" 103 children from the Chadian-Sudanese border from “certain death” by adopting them to France. French-Cameroonian blogger Le blog du Presi writes about the Zoe's Arc scandal, celebrity adoption, and a love that chokes, whatever its good intentions.