Stories Sub-Saharan Africa from July, 2008
Sudan: Who's Next After Al Bashir on the US Hit List?
The International Criminal Court Prosecutor has requested an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir for his â€criminal responsibility in relation to 10 counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.â€ A Sudanese blogger writing in Arabic wonders who will be next on the United States' hit list which targets Arab leaders.
Did New Yorker Obama cartoon cross the line?
A cartoon on the cover of the U.S.-based publication the New Yorker stirred passions throughout the blogosphere. The cartoon, displayed on the front of the July 21, 2008 edition of the weekly news and culture magazine, depicted Obama in traditional African muslim dress and head wrap giving a “knuckle tapâ€...
Campaigning Abroad: A welcome change or an exercise in futility?
With both candidates spending some time abroad to explain their foreign affairs strategies (Obama currently in Afghanistan and soon in Europe, McCain in Mexico and Colombia) the rest of the world wonders whether they should celebrate this new emphasis on international relations or expect a potential backlash for either candidates.
What Barack Obama means to South African politics
In South Africa, a country with its own difficult history regarding racism, an interesting debate has broken out in the blogosphere regarding what a Barack Obama candidacy -- and a possible presidency -- would mean to politics, and politicians, everywhere, writes John Liebhardt.
Obama Nenay! (Madagascar for Obama)
Madagascar is a country better known for its cartoon portrayal than for its media representation, yet its blogosphere is actively voicing its opinions of the upcoming U.S. elections. One blogger, Ketablaogy [fr], explains the reason for creating the Facebook page, Madagascar for Obama/Obama Nenay: Parce-quâ€™il est urgent, pour des millions...