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· February, 2006

Stories about Governance from February, 2006

Singapore: Leap Backward

Singaland senses in the latest government budget a step backward for Singapore: “The most telling sign is the decision to build 2-room flats for sale. The government had stopped building...

Bangladesh: Infrastructure Blues

Bangladesh: Infrastructure Blues

Nepal: More violence

Nepal: More violence

Kazakhstan: Protests in Almaty

neweurasia and Registan.net write about yesterday's opposition protests in Almaty over the murder of opposition leader Altynbek Sarsenbaev.

Singapore, Thailand: Photoblogging Protests

Singapore-based themediaslut is photoblogging protests in Thailand against business mogul and PM Thaksin Shinawatra, who last week dissolved parliament and called snap elections as a response to the public outcry...

Zimbabwe: Mugabe birthday speech

Zimbabwean blogger, the Bearded Man reports on Mugabe's birthday speech in which he blasts imperialism and gays and lesbians..on imperialism “in a state of readiness to fight the enemies who...

South Africa: Mbeki Interview

South Africa reports on a recent newspaper interview with South African President, Thabo Mbeki in which he covered mistakes by the Government in the first five years of local government,...

Ethiopia: Yacob Hailemariam

Nazret.com reports on the continuing imprisonment of Ethiopian professor, Yacob Hailemariam. “Hailemariam left Virginia Beach for his native Ethiopia last year to try and spread the democratic values he’d come...

Uganda: Museveni wins

Jewels in the Jungle reports on the Ugandan elections won by Yoweri Museveni and writes “Museveni's win leaves Western donors in a dilemma. Unhappy that the constitution was changed to...

The week in Kenyan Blogs

Image courtesy of White African This week has Kenyan bloggers writing about very diverse topics, let us start with sports White African reminisces about rugby in Kenyan High schools ,...

Lone Haiti-Based Haitian Blogger on Recent Haitian Elections

Yon Ayisyen, the sole Haiti-based Haitian blogger complains (FR) that he does not have an internet connection at home. But that has not stopped him from blogging regularly if not...

A Look at the Syrian Blogsphere

After a tense month of anti-violence campaigns, the Syrian blogsphere seemed to be quite calm this week… Discussions revolved about the new step from the US to give a $5...

Pulse of the Saudi Blogosphere

Many different and interesting topics were discussed in the Saudi blogosphere this week, so let's start our roundup right away. What is the difference between democracy and American democracy? Hassan...

Report on Contracts Signed during the D.R. of Congo's Civil War Released

Le Blog du Congolais reports (FR) that a long awaited report on mining contracts signed during the Congolese civil war which ended in June 2003 was finally made available to...

Bahamas: Jeb Bush visit

On the occasion of Florida governor Jeb Bush's visit to the Bahama, Bahama Pundit offers an overview of Bush's achievements and some foreign policy suggestions for the Bahamas leadership.

India: Railways

India: Railways

Turkmenistan: Strange Priorities

Peter of neweurasia reports on the Turkmen government's strange spending priorities.

Somaliland: possible independence

Inside Somaliland posts an article on the African Union accepting the split of Somaliland.…….Hopes of recognition for Somali-land’s 15-year independence have been raised by the favourable report of an African...

Ethiopia: Illusions

Ethiopundit comments on the illusions being portrayed by the government of Meles Zenawi..”Another set of illusions being projected by the government has to do with how allegedly well the economy...

Hurricane Katrina: Rethinking Disaster Relief Response

Hurricane Katrina: Rethinking Disaster Relief Response

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