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SocioLingo Africa

SocioLingo Africa
SocioLingo Africa is a social content blog. I like to focus on subjects that are not covered by others and feature a large number of social and humanities issues including anthropology, archaeology, architecture, education, health and technology
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Climate Change in Africa Network ? AfricaAdapt
2009-09-23 13:00:00
Climate change is a hot topic in Africa at the moment. One networking site which is having an impact is AfricaAdapt which focusses on knowledge sharing for climate change adaptation. About the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
More About: Climate Change , Climate , Activism , Change
Rwanda: An Economic Miracle developing?
2009-09-22 12:41:00
Image via Wikipedia Rwanda is the first African country to be cited as the world’s†top reformer in this year’s Doing Business Report and has jumped from 143th to 67th place in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
More About: Miracle , World Bank , Economic
Sanitation and Hygiene: AMCOW AfricaSan Awards 2009
2009-09-21 21:10:00
About the Awards Recognizing sanitation and hygiene achievements in Africa.†The African Ministers? Council on Water (AMCOW) is pleased to invite entries for the maiden AfricaSan Awards... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
More About: Hygiene
Will Madagascar?s forests survive?
2009-09-21 19:08:00
Image via Wikipedia Concern for the forests of Madagascar has been around a long time. A 1995 video about the use of the Madagascar forest for healing voices concerns about the continuance of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
More About: Survive , Forests
Water management in Swaziland
2009-09-21 13:16:00
A series of articles on IPS focus on the problems of providing water to communities in Swaziland. The first one I came across seemed really positive,†Sunshine brings the gift of water,†until you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
More About: Business , Management , Water , Solar energy , Sustainable Development
H1N1 Swine Flu in #Africa Summary updated 16.9.2009
2009-09-20 10:30:00
#H1N1 #Africa As the H1N1 pandemic progresses countries in Africa are beginning to be affected. The highest number of cases are in Egypt and South Africa. WHO is now producing a separate Africa... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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13th Poetry Africa International Poetry Festival 2009, Durban, South Africa
2009-09-19 21:46:00
More than twenty poets, predominantly from South Africa and elsewhere on the African continent, will participate in the 13th Poetry Africa international poetry festival in Durban from 5 to 10 October... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
More About: International , South Africa , Festival
African Grants: Hivos Culture Fund
2009-09-19 21:37:00
The Hivos Culture Fund , set up in 1995, supports independent artistic initiatives in developing countries that are accessible for a wide audience and have national and international appeal. The Hivos... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
More About: Grants , African
Conservationists Call for Protection of Endangered Heritage Sites in Africa
2009-09-19 21:05:00
Representatives from around Africa gather in Nairobi this week to seek new ways of protecting World Heritage Sites threatened by conflict and political instability on the continent. Africa is host to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
More About: United Nations , Conferences
Notice: Inventory, protection and promotion of African cultural goods, The
2009-09-19 20:41:00
The Commission of the African Union organizes the second session of the Pan African Cultural Congress with a view to follow-up on the PACC 1 and to evaluate existing strategies and policies with a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
More About: Promotion , Goods , Inventory , Notice
International Foundation for Science (IFS) ? ?Green Water? Grants
2009-09-19 15:58:00
Another great opportunity for African researchers About the grants The International Foundation for Science (IFS) invites young scientists to submit research proposals that†address: Good... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
More About: Green , Sub-Saharan Africa
Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) Grant Program
2009-09-19 15:02:00
This looks like a good opportunity for local NGO start-ups in Africa About the grant Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) is a Quaker-organization, which primarily works with newly†established... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
More About: Program , Grant
Book Review: The Sacred Door and Other Stories, Cameroon Folktales of the B
2009-09-18 16:37:00
I love†folk-tales,†don’t†you? †Here’s a book of folk-tales from Cameroon : Makuchi. †The Sacred Door and Other Stories : Cameroon Folktales of†the Beba. †Athens †Ohio University Press,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Report: Fake Aid, Over £1bn of UK foreign ?aid? used to spread propaganda
2009-09-18 13:33:00
A lot of reports, press releases and articles pass by my metaphorical desk. Many go straight in the bin, others make it on this blog in some shape or form. I’ve found that Twitter is a great... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
More About: Propaganda , Report , Fake , Foreign , Foreign Aid
Job: Assistant Prof, University of Kansas, Dept African & African-American
2009-09-17 23:38:00
About the job The University of Kansas . Department of African & African-American †Studies. Assistant Prof ., tenure-track position to begin as early as†August 18, 2010. Required: Ph.D. or ABD in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Video: Strong African Women
2009-09-17 14:12:00
African women are strong – they need to be! Increasingly they are playing a more prominent part in democratic government in their countries. There are now women in key positions in many... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
More About: Video , Women , Strong , African
Ghana Video: speaking windows
2009-09-17 13:10:00
This video by reporters from Africa News gives insight into the sometimes odd phrases found on the rear windows of commercial vehicles in Accra , Ghana . I found it fascinating to listen to the drivers... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
More About: Video , Windows , Speaking
Politics : The stage-managed famine in Ethiopia ? food for thought
2009-09-16 18:52:00
Do YOU believe every word you read in the press? in blogs? on the TV? How can we tell what is truth and what is stage-managed hype? †The following article was on the H-Africa mail-list, sent in by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
More About: Politics , Food , Ethiopia , Thought , Somalia
Book: The Politics of Language and Nation Building in Zimbabwe
2009-09-15 16:26:00
About the book The Politics of Language and Nation Building in Zimbabwe : Finex Ndhlovu,†Africa in Development Vol. 2†2009,†Peter Lang AG http://www.peterlang.com Abstract: This book examines the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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African music: VOA?s Africa?s Music Treasures
2009-09-15 15:41:00
There’s a fascinating blog on Voice of America called ‘Africa ’s Music Treasures‘ which features items from the VOA African music collection. I think you’ll find it a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Aluka, Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa - Oral History Project
2008-06-11 11:20:00
The following letter is cross-posted from the H-West-Africa list and I wanted to bring it to your attention. These oral history collections are really important as primary resources, and give voice to ordinary people. The set of links at the end of the letter give direct access to archived material. Dear Friends and colleagues, I think many ...
More About: Freedom , History , Project , Southern Africa
CARE charts a new path in Africa
2008-06-09 12:12:00
I’ve been exploring the CARE in Africa website. I noticed CARE in relation to the ‘Keyhole’ gardens in Lesotho article on the BBC NEWS website which I did a post about recently. So I decided to find out more about the organisation. CARE began working in Africa in 1961.† Today, CARE works in 27 countries that ...
More About: Care , Charts , Foreign Aid , Path
Coca Cola speaks out about democracy in Africa
2008-06-08 19:46:00
Interesting post on All Africa about Coca Cola caught my eye. The worldwide CEO of Coca Cola gives his view about the drink company’s prospects in Africa and on the way discusses democracy in Africa. I was interested to see that Africa makes 7% of Coke’s non-US sales. Somehow I had the impression of more. ...
More About: Coca-Cola , Democracy
African environment: Keyhole gardens? in Lesotho
2008-06-08 10:42:00
There’s an interesting post on BBC NEWS about ‘keyhole gardens’ in Lesotho. You can see some in the picture. The two metre diameter gardens are built of rocks, layered with tins, mulch and ash and are producing food all year round. (Mahaha’s family) has three keyhole gardens and that’s more than enough to supply all ...
More About: Environment , Gardens , African
SAHEL: Sahel climate change diary - Jan Egeland
2008-06-07 17:00:00
Source: IRIN NEWS SAHEL: Sahel climate change diary - Day 1 OUAGADOUGOU, 2 June 2008 (IRIN) - There’s a very academic discussion happening in Europe right now still asking “is the climate already changing” and “is climate change noticeable today”. Here in Burkina Faso that debate is not happening, because the effects already speak for themselves. Although today ...
More About: Diary , Climate Change , Climate , Change
Call for Authors: Africa History and Culture.
2008-06-07 16:59:00
Comments are now closed for this post. Please apply directly to advertiser if you want to see if they still need contributers. Call for Authors : Africa History and Culture . ABC-CLIO is in the process of developing a comprehensive 21-volume Encyclopedia of World History. We are looking for interested scholars to prepare 500-1500 word articles with a ...
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Introducing a Global Collaborative Research Website
2008-06-07 15:22:00
Just got this brought to my notice by H-Net and I thought it may be useful to some of you. Oh by the way it is free for individual researchers. Title: Introducing a Global Collaborative Research Website - www.MyNetResearch.com Description: Research for the 21st Century Whether you are a college professor, doctoral student, corporate researcher or private inventor, the new ...
African food crisis: Vultures On The Wing
2008-06-06 16:06:00
A new post contributed by Dave Donelson (x-posted from Daily Kos) Vultures On The Wing Food riots in Somalia, Senegal, Cameroon, Uganda, and elsewhere in Africa and other developing regions have brought the vultures to the scene?-but that may actually be a positive sign. Everyone from huge investment funds like BlackRock to ag ...
More About: Foreign Aid , Crisis
Burkina Faso: Bloggers
2008-06-06 12:00:00
Do you visit blogs you haven’t read in a while and then wonder why you haven’t? I picked up a Global Voices Online post via AlertNet, which of course sent me scurrying to Global Voices. Duh! I used to check it regularly, but I guess the e-lists have taken over my mailbox as fodder for ...
More About: Burkina Faso , Bloggers
Diary: Climate impacts in Uganda - OXFAM
2008-06-06 11:29:00
Source: AlertNet/OXFAM Diary : Climate impacts in Uganda - Part four Unusually heavy and prolonged rains from July to November last year led to extraordinary floods across huge regions of north and eastern Uganda. Latrines were flooded and the germ-laden water contaminated the wells and other water sources, causing massive increases in dysentery - and more water contamination. ...
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