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· February, 2009

Stories about Disaster from February, 2009

27 February 2009

Bangladesh: Why The BDR Massacre?

Uganda: Fire destroys Owino Market

A massive fire gutted Kampala's Owino Market early Wednesday morning, seriously injuring five people and destroying thousands of stalls. As many as 25,000 traders, mostly women, are estimated to have...

Bangladesh: Massacre Cannot be Justified

Bangladesh: Mutiny Is Over, But Question Remains

Yesterday it was a tensed day in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The 33-hour long mutiny and siege by aggrieved lower rank officers of paramilitary forces BDR ended as they...

25 February 2009

Brunei: Fund drive for flood victims

As part of the efforts to collect donations for flood victims, charity drives have been organized in recent weeks in Brunei. The heavy downpour last month caused heavy floods and...

Indonesia: Tsunami museum

Egyptians on the verge of insanity

Stuck between a rock and a hard place, Egyptians are struggling to maintain their sanity, faith, and stability. Marwa Rakha presents the following selection from Egyptian blogs which discuss dreams,...

23 February 2009

Global: Convoy to Gaza Makes History

History was made yesterday in the Maghreb as a convoy headed from the UK to Gaza was allowed to pass through the border between Morocco and Algeria, which has been...

Morocco: Algeria Border Opened for Gaza Aid Convoy

Brunei: Cartoons about the floods

22 February 2009

Egypt: Bloggers React to Cairo bombings

A French tourist was killed and around 20 people were injured when a bomb exploded outside the Al Hussein Mosque in Cairo's popular tourist area Khan Al Khalili. And as...

19 February 2009

Victorian Bushfires stir compassion and conflict

The grim toll of the Victorian bushfires now has 201 confirmed deaths, including a volunteer firefighter, and 1834 homes destroyed. There have been moving, controversial, bizarre and even innovative responses...

17 February 2009

MENA: Is the BBC Impartial in its Refusal to Air the Gaza Appeal?

Long respected as a beacon of free speech, bloggers across the Arab world and beyond have been left questioning BBC's integrity after its refusal to air an appeal for the...

Argentina: Solidarity with Tartagal

Chile: Helicopter Accident in Maule

12 February 2009

Sudan: Video Declarations on Darfur Genocide by the Perpetrators

A video recently released by Aegis Trust shows the testimony of four men who state they actively participated in the violence and massacres on Darfur, and who are not afraid...