Monthly Archives: July 2005

African bloggers cover the G-8!

UK NGO Panos has done something very exciting – they’ve brought a group of top African journalists to Edinburgh to cover the G-8 summit, and are rounding up blog entries from their writers on a blog called Africavox. The stories … Continue reading

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Africa stories around the MSM

The upcoming G-8 summit and Blair’s declared focus on Africa has inspired a great deal of Africa-focused reporting in mainstream media, some of it pretty smart and insightful. An excellent post by Bletch on Metafilter rounds up a number of … Continue reading

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Haier, Huawei and the new Scramble for Africa

There’s a lovely article on ChinaView, a project of China’s state news agency Xinhua, about a visit from politicians from nine African nations to appliance firm Haier’s Qingdao offices. While some of the quotes don’t quite parse into English as … Continue reading

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Africa’s a continent. Not a crisis.

My friend Brian at Black Star Journal has an excellent critical response to my post a few days back expressing frustration with today’s Live 8 concerts. Conceding me a few points – the paucity of Africans on the festival bill, … Continue reading

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Plagarism is the sincerest form of flattery

The estimable Andrew Heavens – independent journalist and author of the excellent Meskel Square blog (required reading for anyone paying attention the East Africa) – has discovered that the Addis Tribune newspaper are big fans of his blogging. Such big … Continue reading

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What concertgoers know about Africa… and Africans know about Live 8

The good folks at Christian Science Monitor have done a small – but very interesting – survey, talking to ticketholders for Live 8 concerts and university students in Senegal and Nigeria. Too small to be scientifically significant – eight selected … Continue reading

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