The Trials & Tribulations of a Freshly-Arrived Denizen of Ghana… gives a “post mortem” on Ghana's Defeat – they lost!
Latest posts by Sokari Ekine
27 August 2006
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...
23 July 2006
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...
30 June 2006
Some hippos are beautiful And plants are weird! They grow out of hippos bellies! By kikuyumoja on maisha
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...
Jay's Idle Notes comments on Joseph Kony “Its official he's nuts” – nuts as in murderous, raping , psychopath –
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 before living in New York's Harlem district and eventually settling Toronto. Having grown up in an artistic family within the dangerous Somalian capital of Mogadishu, K'Naan Warsame (his first name means “traveller”) could liken his ghetto credentials to those of 50 Cent. He fired his first gun at eight and witnessed his three best friends shot when he was 11. His older brother was incarcerated after blowing up a federal building. He managed to escape a firing squad thanks to his aunt, a famous singer in East Africa.”
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 in many rural towns fails to meet government health standards”