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Sokari Ekine

I am a Nigerian living in Spain where I have just resigned from a three year stint as an organic farmer. I started blogging 18 months ago with the idea of presenting a progressive and feminst perspective of Africa and the African Diaspora. I am interested in seeking out ways to encourage more Africans to blog and creating a community of grassroots African bloggers as a way/space for Africans to exchange ideas and strategies for effecting change in our communities, share experiences and tell our own stories in our own words. My other interests include writing poetry, literature, walking, globe trotting, anything geeky and I am fanatical about music. I blog at Black Looks.

Latest posts by Sokari Ekine

African Women This Month

Literature, music and blog redesigns are three of the themes in the African women's blogosphere this month. Molara Wood and Mama's Junkyard have both redesigned their blogs. Molara has chosen...

African women’s voices this week

Concoction on Humanities for African Leaders the modern way of doing politics especially in Africa is so far away from doing “dialogue publicly” that we have had an ‘interesting’ version...

Plants & Hippos

Some hippos are beautiful And plants are weird! They grow out of hippos bellies! By kikuyumoja on maisha

Rapping in USA – First impressions

K'Naan: Rapping about war He describes his first impression of America as “strange”, recalling the time his family first landed in New York. “I remember asking my father, ‘so this...

Ghana: Defeated but will Return

The Trials & Tribulations of a Freshly-Arrived Denizen of Ghana… gives a “post mortem” on Ghana's Defeat – they lost!

Uganda: Josephy Kony is officially nuts

Jay's Idle Notes comments on Joseph Kony “Its official he's nuts” – nuts as in murderous, raping , psychopath –

Sudan: Condoms hit

Sudanese Thinker - the condom debate finallys hits Sudan……”I think the UN should air drop hundreds of thousands of condoms on Sudan.”

Somalia: Rap about war

Harowo.com on Somali rapper: “K'Naan: Rapping about war” ” K'Naan's own story is more remarkable than most, involving a harrowing odyssey that would see him exiled from his war-torn country...

South Africa: Sanitation woes

African Houseit on South Africa's sanitaton woes.…”South Africa's underfunded, badly managed sewage works in many towns are “ticking timebombs” that could lead to outbreaks of waterborne diseases, while drinking water...

London: Remember Anthony

Pilgrimage to Self informs us that “Marie Fatayi – Williams has written a book in memory of her son Anthony who was killed in the July bombings in London last...

Nigeria: Visit to Cameroon

Lawal Adekunle of Unlag Students reports on his recent visit to the Cameroons..…”It is situated at the bottom of the Cameroon Mountain, the second largest mountain in Africa. Houses situated...

Nigeria: Commissions, Commissions Commissions

Nigerian blog, NSpace comments on Nigeria's obsession with Commissions Commissions Commissions and the “the reaction of the Hon. Minister for Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala to allegations made by the...

Kenya: Jobs on offer

Bankekele publishes this weeks jobs in Kenya – mostly finance related but some telecoms, marketing and mining execs -

Ethiopia: A little football history

Ethiopian Politics has a break from politics to write about – guess what? Soccer..,”remember Mr.Yidnekachew Tessema (Father of African sports). If it were not for this pioneering individual Africa would...

Botswana: Nata Village Blog

The Nata Village Blog writes a response to their readers on what the blog means to the people of Nata, Botswana They will be publishing personal reports from the Village...

DRC: Life of a child miner

Congo Voices post photos and writes on “A Day in the life of a child miner” in the DRC.

Kenya: Traffickers acquitted

You Missed This reports on Kenyan drug traffickers who have been acquitted after one year and half years in prison…….”This week the man with nine lives bounced back and was...

Kenya: How to save K-soccer

MentalAcrobatics writes a detailed piece on “How to Save Kenyan Football” and gives a big up to the Kenyan Soccer blog “Now that is dedication”

Kenya: Womyn

Feminist African Sisters moves to a new site – “Go forth my sisters and be proud to be a woman”

Uganda: Joseph Kony – LRA

My Heart's in Accra writes about the strangeness of LRA leader Joseph Kony - Since receiving weaponry and support from Khartoum, Kony’s rhetoric has expanded to include adherance to some...

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