Unfortunately, I've only recently discovered the likely reason for the problems that I've been having with the widgets on what had been the page of RSS feeds of news from Africa: Apparently, back in January, a quiet announcement was made that SpringWidgets would be shut down--even though the SpringWidgets site is still up, for the time being. Right now, the widgets of Sudan-, DR Congo-, Somalia-, and Zimbabwe-related feeds appear to be functioning normally; however, there may be issues developing with regards to some of the feeds contained in those widgets--and, if I try correcting those feeds now, it looks like I'll end up causing the same issues with the widgets on those pages. Therefore, if you know of any freely available widgets that are equivalent to SpringWidgets' basic reader widget (#23), please let me know--as the widgets that I've seen so far from other providers don't appear to be appropriate.
Separately, since the last update, I've come across feeds for Operation Broken Silence (thanks to Enough), "Africa News Search", the "East African Tribune" (also thanks to Enough), Celeste Hicks' Chad-related blog (thanks to Mr. Kleinman), the official blog of Geoffrey York of Canada's "Globe and Mail", IDP Action, the GBV Prevention Network, Angel Mission, the National Association of Professional Environmentalists in Uganda, the National Council of Churches of Kenya, the bilingual (French/English) site for West Africa Resource Watch, the Stop Firestone Coalition, the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition, Because of Tomorrow/Makaechi Group, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, the Ngoyla Mintom Campaign, Shona's blog, Under the Baobab Tree's blog, Bola Moyo, the Zimbabwe Scholars Group, the African Biosafety Network of Expertise, the African Biotechnology Stakeholders Forum, the Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network, the related Africa-Wide Civil Society Climate Change Initiative for Policy Dialogues, the South African Climate Action Network, Earthlife Africa, South Africa's Children's Movement/Children's Resource Centre, and Thrive Africa. In addition, the travel/tourism-news site eTurboNews does feature continent- and country-specific feeds.
Updated originally, on Saturday, to also note the feeds for Rosebell Kagumire's relaunched blog (thanks to Ms. Hamilton) and the following recent blogs from MSF-Canada (which I forgot about earlier): "Choléra, Choléra!" (concerning Zimbabwe), "A Metalhead in Zim", "Ebola blog" (concerning DR Congo), and "DRC - not just the Kivus!"; updated further, also on Saturday, to note the feed for the personal blog of Craig Timberg of the "Washington Post" (thanks to Mr. Bengali); updated again, on Sunday, to note the feed for Ads 4 Africa; updated yet again, also on Sunday, to note the feed for the blog "Human Rightings"; updated still further, also on Sunday, to note that Farming First's blog does feature continent- and country-specific feeds; updated even further, on Monday, to note the feeds for Shelby Grossman's blog (which is currently covering the trial of Charles Taylor; thanks to Mr. Kilner) and the blog for the Eastern African Sub-Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women; updated yet again, on Tuesday, to note that Ms. Hamilton's aforementioned blog has started a series of posts on transforming the Darfur-advocacy/activism movement--with contributions, so far, from Tim Nonn and Rob Crilly; updated (almost certainly) one last time, on Wednesday, to note that GI-Net has issued its revised/updated official list of "Areas of Concern"--which now includes Afghanistan and Pakistan. - EJM