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· July, 2007

Stories about History from July, 2007

Uganda Responds – and Doesn't – To “Stop Trying To Save Africa”

  31 July 2007

“Maybe I just go where the weather is better,” says Josh of In An African Minute. He’s referring to why he chooses to work in Africa rather than where his family is from in Eastern Europe, but also to the current ruckus that’s been unleashed by the essay "Stop Trying to Save Africa,” in the Washington Post by Uzodinma Iweala. The American raised and Harvard educated Nigerian novelist wrote a compelling essay, one which the Expats in the Ugandan blogosphere have almost all felt necessary to formulate a response to.

China: Eighty years of liberation

  31 July 2007

August first marks the eightieth anniversary of the founding of China's People's Liberation Army and Chinese media news blog Danwei correspondent takes a look at how several Beijing newspapers covered a performance held to commemorate the day, also known as Bayi (8-1) Military day, also the anniversary of the Nanchang...

Cuba: Opposing Ideas

  31 July 2007

Child of the Revolution blogs about the opposing views on Cuba held by Bebo Valdes, the Cuban-born jazz musician, and his pianist son, Chucho.

Barbados, Jamaica: Let's Talk About Voting

  28 July 2007

With elections facing the nation possibly as early as October, Barbados Free Press wants to stimulate discussion on the voting process, while Living in Barbados says, “Spending a few days in Jamaica right now is interesting” as the island gears up for elections on August 27.

Cuba: Castro's Keynote Speech

  27 July 2007

“So Raul described large problems that are of great interest to average Cubans…he is creating public expectations that some kind of change is coming, and that in time it will measure up to the challenges he himself has defined,” writes The Cuban Triangle of Castro's 26th July speech, while Child...

Japan: Sanja Matsuri suspension

  26 July 2007

Anpontan has posted an overview of the reasons behind this year's suspension of the main event of a three-day festival, which he explains are connected to the increasing presence of yakuza, who have “taken to wandering from festival to festival in Tokyo lately looking for action and dominating events.” He...

Russia: Cyclical History

From Russia With Blog looks at Putin's Russia from a “cyclical history” perspective – and also highlights “the apathy of the Russian masses” by describing the annual no-hot-water season.

Egypt: Soccer Counters Terrorism, Blogger Helps Drug Addict, Blogging Egypt's History and More

In this week's round-up from Egypt there are so many intertwined stories. One blogger is asking: what is the relation between soccer and terrorism? We also have an interesting story by Isis, (Egypt-The Reality), who is helping a drug addict because of a blog post. Egypt-Napoleon's history is being profiled in a new blog and can a new fatwa (religious opinion) bring imprisoned Egyptian blogger Karim Amer back to life? There is also a follow up on the 11-year-old mother by Zeinobia.

Trinidad & Toabgo: Enough Already

  26 July 2007

“I’m already tired of this election and it hasn’t even started yet,” laments The Manicou Report, as he examines the recently-formed UNC Alliance along with the rest of Trinidad and Tobago's political landscape.

Cuba: 26th July

  26 July 2007

“It’s official: Fidel Castro will not make an appearance at this year’s 26th July celebrations.” Child of the Revolution speculates about the content of Raul Castro's upcoming speech.

Trinidad & Tobago: Caribbean Film Icons

  26 July 2007

“It took Spike Jones to push Horace Ové into second place in a new ranking of iconic Black directors.” As the Caribbean Beat Blog reviews the results of the 100 Black Screen Icons poll, it pays homage to some of the people who have contributed to Caribbean film.

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