Jennifer Brea · September, 2008

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Ripples of the China Milk Scandal in Africa

  26 September 2008

In China, an estimated 13,000 children have fallen ill since the tainted milk scandal broke. Chinese influence has grown in Africa in recent years, as have imports of all kinds products, from running shoes to instant noodles. Bloggers as far afield as Congo and Senegal, concerned about the safety of Chinese products in their countries, are closely following the story.

Senegal: President Wade, man of the people

  15 September 2008

Blog politique au Senegal [Fr] gives a tongue-in-cheek account of President Wade's visit to areas of Dakar affected by recent floods, made all the more hilarious by some clever photoshopping: “In a grand spirit of soldarity with those stricken [by the floods], [Wade] didn't hesitate to “get his shirt wet”…he...

Ivorian television goes global

  15 September 2008

According to Le Blog de Yoro [Fr], TAM TAM, Cote d'Ivoire's first private television station, is set to start broadcasting content over the internet via GlobeCast, a subsidiary of France Telecom in a deal that also includes satellite distribution.

Cote d'Ivoire: New blog on web and mobile tech

  15 September 2008

Blogger Cartunelo, who studies web programming in Abidjan, launches Monde Techno, a new blog dedicated to “decrypting, analyzing, exploring and showcasing” the best in internet and mobile technologies in Cote d'Ivoire and across Africa [Fr].

BAO, a news aggregator for francophone Africa

  15 September 2008

L'observatoire des médias links to BAO, a new user-driven news aggregator for francophone Africa.  Users submit links to news content from around the web and vote on their favorite links.  “A great initiative for our dear continent, a step toward rejecting mediocrity and laxness” [Fr], L'observatoire writes.

Congolese bloggers on the American elections

  8 September 2008

Congolese bloggers Musengeshi Katata and Shaka Bantou have been closely following the American Democratic and Republican conventions at Forum Realisance. Both are staunch supporters of Obama and sharp critics of the Republican Party. Like many around the world, bloggers in Congo and across Africa have been following this American election with the belief that its outcome is incredibly important not only for America, but for the world.

Cote d'Ivoire: Toxic dumping case reaches court

  3 September 2008

L'actualite de Cote d'Ivoire writes that twelve people, including the head of Tommy, a local waste processing company, are set to appear before a court in Abidjan later this month; they are charged with “poisoning or conspiracy to poison” for illegally dumping 500 tons of toxic waste.  Tommy was under...

Parti Liberal du Tchad on illegal migration

  3 September 2008

Parti Liberal du Tchad calls for an “integral” solution to illegal migration from Africa to Europe and the establishment of a high commission to examine the problem.  “Without the flow of migrants, many European countries would not be where they are today.  So it is important to remember what these...

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