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· May, 2007

Stories about Disaster from May, 2007

Ethiopian bloggers pay tribute to jet crash reporter

Ethiopian bloggers have flooded the internet with tributes to Associated Press reporter Anthony Mitchell who was one of 114 people killed when Kenyan Airways flight KQ507 crashed in southern Cameroon...

Albania: Fast Driving, etc.

Our Man in Tirana posts pictures of Albania's capital taken from the Sky Tower, and writes about the problem of fast driving in his neighborhood, the recent ‘Gumball Rally,’ which...

Morocco: Two Australians Attacked

TWO Australians relaxing by a hotel pool in Marrakech, Morocco, with other guests have been hacked with machetes in a senseless, unprovoked attack, reports Moroccan blogger Samir. The attacker is...

Madagascar: Lack of Activity in Local Blogs in Times of Crisis Sparks Debate

Much has been written about the series of natural disasters that have hit Madagascar recently. Tomavana sheds some light on yet another crisis in the North-West region of Madagascar now...

Ukraine: Another Chernobyl Employee

Michael Forster Rothbart posts photos of another Ukrainian man whose health was affected by Chernobyl.

Kenya: a tribute site in memory of flight KQ507

KenyaUnlimited has set up a tribute site following the tragic accident of the Kenya Airways Flight KQ507 last week: “In memory of the Kenya Airways Flight KQ507 that crashed in...

Arabeyes: Muslim Evangelists; Somali Poets; Death on Amman's Roads and More

Today's round up of Arabic language blogs takes us to the United Arab Emirates, where a Muslim blogger gets an email from Africa urging him to embrace Islam and then...

Jordan: Burnt Chocolate

Jordanian blogger Naseem Al Tarawneh links to a news article which says that five trucks loaded with chocolate caught fire in the main Courtyard of Amman Customs Department.

Kenya: Bloggers’ Reactions to Plane Crash

This is a brief overview of what Kenyan bloggers are saying about the tragic accident involving a Kenya Airways plane, which has crashed in Southern Cameroon. The plane, Boeing 737-800,...

Africa: Africa's skies aren't the worst in the world

Mental Acrobatics dispels belief that Africa's skies are the worst in the world: “After the tragedy this morning with the loss of Kenya Airways flight KQ507 with 114 people on...

Kenya: Why is Africa prone to air accidents?

Following reports of a Kenyan plane crashing in Cameroon, Diary of One Black Man writes: “Why is Africa prone to air accidents? I could go on and give you a...

Ukraine: Chernobyl Employee

Michael Forster Rothbart photographs a man who spent 24 years working at Chernobyl nuclear power plant (nine of them, after 1986).

Ukraine: More Chernobyl Photos

Michael Forster Rothbart posts photos from an abandoned village near Chernobyl and writes about one image from Pripyat that he was especially impressed with.

Ukraine: Chernobyl Scholar Serhiy Mirnyi

On April 26, the 21st anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophy, MoldovAnn talked to Serhiy Mirnyi – “a writer, scientist, and commander of radiation reconnaissance platoon in Chornobyl in 1986.”

Yemen: Isolated Villages

Blogger Jane Novak links to a news article which announces the discovery of a new village in Yemen. “The women team found a village mostly inhabited by blind and mad...

Palestine: May 1 Day of Mourning

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah says May 1 isn't a day of celebration but of mourning for Palestinians. In his post, Sabbah details the Ein al Zeitun massacre, which took place...

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