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Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Why Blogging is a Threat to the Ethiopian Government

As I write this, I am eerily reminded that in Ethiopia, expressing your views can get you a first class ticket to prison. From April 25 to 26, 2014, nine Ethiopian bloggers and journalists were arrested. As we celebrated World Press Freedom Day on Saturday, they were being detained in Addis Ababa’s notorious central investigation

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The Strategic Kinship of Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto

Blogger Kweli of Bring me the African Guy writes for us on the relationship of Kenyan politicians Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto. "Although they are facing charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the two have been...

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Academic Blogger

The New York Times is onto something. First, it was the Weapons of Mass Destruction. And now… its investigative reporters have found another hitherto elusive entity: The Academic Blogger:  “A remarkable variety of scholars have achieved blogosphere...

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Statement by Bloggers on the Murder of David Kato

“We the undersigned wish to express our deep sadness at the murder of Ugandan human rights defender David Kato on 26th January 2011.  David’s activism  began in the 1980s as an Anti-Apartheid campaigner where he first expressed...

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Links

It’s Friday so here’s some links and stories I have managed not to give the proper treatment to this week. * What’s Jeffrey Gettleman problem? This week he has a story in The New York Times about...

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Our Man in Cairo

The New Yorker has a piece by Joshua Hammer (who parachutes around the continent writing about anything and everything) about the struggle to succeed Egypt’s 81-year president, Hosni Mubarak, who has governed for 29 years. Mubarak became...