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Let’s Help Our Blogger Friends: Zambia

  

This is the first part of a new Texas Liberal series called Let’s Help Our Blogger Friends Around The World. Since I’m lucky to blog in basic freedom in the United States, it seems I should offer help to folks maybe not so lucky elsewhere in the world.     

Global Voices has a feature article about the rise of blogs in Zambia.

According to World Almanac And Book Of Facts 2007, Zambia is a nation in Africa of just over 11 million people. Under the British it was called Northern Rhodesia. Independence was gained in 1964.

The political history of Zambia since independence is a familiar story of corruption and a lack of basic freedoms.

Here is a link to some basic facts about Zambia.  

Here is a link to a blog called Issues Over Matters written by a Gersham Ndhlovu. Mr. Ndhlovu was at one point in conflict with the authorities in Zambia for his opposition to a third-term for a former Zambian President.  

Here is Zambia Forests by I.P.A Manning. This is about conservation in Zambia.

Here is New Zambia. This is a well-done blog of news and views.

The photo above is of a billboard put up by the Anti-Corruption League of Zambia. I think we should have such billboards here in America.

Here is a link to the photo credit for the picture.   

October 1, 2007 - Posted by | Let's Help Our Blogger Friends Around The World | ,

7 Comments »

  1. thanks for the 411

    Comment by geo | October 1, 2007

  2. Thanks for visiting the blog and for the comment.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | October 2, 2007

  3. I would love America to have “Just say no to corruption signs”

    I also love this new feature. Isn’t writing about trouble in Africa addicting?

    Comment by Will | October 2, 2007

  4. Will–You and your buddy can have the run of this blog. Just give me the word. My traffic is going up and Ill have the biggest political blog in Texas before I’m done. So please get on board.

    Thanks for the comment

    Comment by Neil Aquino | October 2, 2007

  5. america needs “just say no to food” signs and “just say know to consume” signs. all we do is buy shit and than bitch when we have to call india to have it fixed or when there is led paint on our cheap toys we give our children.

    Comment by bill brady | October 2, 2007

  6. Bill—Those would be good signs.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | October 3, 2007

  7. Great Blog – we recently met people from your part of the world who were as far from the stereotype we would have of Texans as you could get – they were open minded, clear thinking, interesting individuals. Just shows.Then I came across your blog post on Zambia – my own books are set in Zambia, wonderful country if you ever get a chance to visit it, do that!

    Comment by thebutterflyheart | September 17, 2011


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