Monthly Archives: July 2005

Update from Amman

I’m here in Amman after one of the longer trips of my life – Cape Town to London to Amman. It really seemed like a good idea when I planned the trip, but seemed less wise at 2am, as I … Continue reading

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African Hospitality. And Food Poisoning

Apologies for sparse blogging – there have been a number of factors that have kept me largely offline. I haven’t had connectivity at the hotel we’re staying at in Cape Town, and while I’d had high hopes of making it … Continue reading

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Blogger dinner tomorrow

Blogger dinner tomorrow night (Thursday July 21st) in Cape Town – 7pm at Yindees. If you’d like to join us, please email me at ethanz AT gmail.com. We’re still planning the Amman bloggers gathering for the evening of July 28th, … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Sudan – the View from Darfur

The news stories go by – the London bombings, the G-8/Live8 focus on Africa, the six month anniversary of the Boxing Day tsunami – and Darfur remains. As it’s become abundantly clear that the US won’t have major involvement with … Continue reading

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Blogger Dinner Update

I mentioned a few weeks back that I was planning on hosting blogger dinners in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Amman later this month. Unfortunately, my time in Jo’burg is quite brief, as I’ve had to arrive a few days late … Continue reading

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Everday trivia…

I’m back from Miami and the TTI/Vanguard conference, where I gave an updated version of my standard stump speech, which starts with Fiji water and ends with Global Voices. (I talked a bit about the version of the talk I … Continue reading

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The next billion talk back…

You may have already noticed that we’ve relaunched Global Voices with a new design, put together by the wonderful Boris Anthony of HelpPush. The heavy lifting was done by Boris and Rebecca, but the actual move, yesterday, gave me fond … Continue reading

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Dick Sabot, 1944 – 2005

My dear friend and mentor Dick Sabot passed away (suddenly and unexpectedly) Wednesday night. Dick was one of the founders of Tripod, and he gave me my first “real” job there… which may still be the best job I’ve ever … Continue reading

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Deciphering the G-8 on Africa

I’m having a hard time getting excited about the G-8 agreement on increased African aid. I’m not alone. Oxfam doesn’t sound too happy. Nor does Dr Kumi Naidoo, chairman of the Global Call To Action Against Poverty, who said “The … Continue reading

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Deja vu at the BBC

It’s great to see the BBC pointing to African weblogs. But I gotta say, this roundup looks a little familiar to me. Should I conclude that Alan Connor is a Global Voices fan? Or just that there’s an African A-list … Continue reading

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