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· April, 2008

Stories about Elections from April, 2008

Zimbabwe: Election humour on YouTube

  30 April 2008

Ethan writes “Dark humor about Zimbabwe”: “You might have missed it, because I buried it at the bottom of the last (long) post. What follows below is a very funny radio segment from a South African morning comedy show.”

Zimbabwe: 16 flavours of mutilation

  30 April 2008

Bev Clark's 16 flavours of mutilation in Zimbabwe: “So if independent monitors and Mugabe’s allies agree that neither candidate got over 50% then announce the results already! On the up-side we have Tsvangirai and Mutambara joining forces; Zimbabwe’s version of the dream ticket? We have had numerous SMS’ and emails...

Jamaica: Elections – Take 2?

  30 April 2008

As dual citizenship laws dictate that certain ruling party Ministers are ineligible to sit in Parliament, Jamaica and the World wonders whether the Prime Minister can avoid calling another general election…

Armenia: Revolutionary Youth Movement

  30 April 2008

Unzipped reports on what appears to be an offshoot of the Sksela youth movement. Faced with some internal criticism on its pro-radical opposition leanings, the Now (Hima) movement has been established. The blog posts video of its first action staged in support of what some consider to be political prisoners...

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Paraguay: More Blogger Reactions to Lugo Victory

  30 April 2008

After a decisive victory in the recent Paraguayan presidential elections, local bloggers provide their thoughts on their hopes for the new government of Fernando Lugo, Others take a look at the tenure of outgoing president Nicanor Duarte, while others revel in the long awaited victory over the Colorado party.

Georgia: Parliamentary Election Digest

  29 April 2008

TOL Georgia reports on the latest developments in the run-up to next month's parliamentary election in Georgia. In the first of three posts, the blog comments on news that the country's parliamentary speaker, Nino Burjanadze, appears to have temporarily retired from active politics ahead of the vote. Meanwhile, the president's...

Zimbabwe: Government of National Unity?

  28 April 2008

Zimbabweans speaking about Government of National Unity: “We’ve received a flood of replies, particularly via SMS, with voices against a government of national unity out numbering those in favour of it by about 10:1.”

Angola: The voting weapon

  27 April 2008

Cazimar [pt] echoes the news that the Chinese An Yue Jiang ship was allowed to dock in Luanda only to unload merchandise destined for Angola. The blogger asks Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos why he wants weaponry and call people to react: “Be careful with this delivery of weapons....

Zimbabwe: Post-election violence on the rise

  26 April 2008

The election crisis in Zimbabwe continues: there are reports from the mainstream media, bloggers and human rights organisations about state organised post-election violence against supporters of the opposition, the opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has left the country for Botswana fearing for his life and the “ship of evil” continues to draw bloggers' attention.

Barbados: Economic Storm?

  25 April 2008

“The issue of the rising cost of living will no doubt remain firmly at the top of the national agenda in the coming weeks and months ahead,” writes Barbados Underground, as he blogs about the island's economic challenges.

Armenia: Politicized Youth Group

  25 April 2008

Seetizen, the blog of a prominent youth activist in Armenia, criticizes the Sksela youth movement which was founded by other activists close to the campaign team of former president Levon Ter-Petrossian. Although the Sksela youth movement is meant to be politically neutral, the blog says that the reality suggests the...

Myanmar: Love and Support for Hillary Clinton

  25 April 2008

Justin supports and loves Mrs. Hillary Clinton's speech on Dr. M. L. King Jr., “I just love this speech. Against all odds, I strongly believe in Mrs. Clinton and that she's the right person to go to the White House and bring about real positive changes in the United States.”....

Barbados, Jamaica: Up In Arms

  24 April 2008

“Twenty-eight years after Bob performed ‘Zimbabwe’, Robert Mugabe is still holding on desperately to power and it seems that he will use any tactic necessary to continue his dictatorship. Now the Chinese are involved”: Both Bajan Global Report and Jamaican Geoffrey Philp blog about an alleged Chinese arms shipment to...

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