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· October, 2006

Stories about Politics from October, 2006

Kyrgyzstan: Akaev & US Politics

Sean Roberts explains how Kyrgyzstan's former president could become a political issue in the United States.

Poland: News and Opinion

The beatroot writes about media freedom in the EU, the fear of the Polish plumber (again; 70 comments so far), a Sudanese woman giving birth on a bus in Warsaw,...

Slovakia: “Stupid” Things by Politicians

Deleted by Tomorrow covers some of the “stupid” things said recently by Slovak politicians.

Lebanon: Political Uncertainty and Men

Many Lebanese blogs are reflecting the internal political bickering that is creating an atmosphere of uncertainty about the future of the country. Most of the posts in this weeks review...

Barbados: Who's your First World daddy?

Barbados Free Press takes issue with Barbados Labour Party strategists’ designation of Prime Minister Owen Arthur as the “Father of First World Barbados”.

Swahili Blogosphere: Madonna, power rationing, and illiterate thieves

Chemi Che Mponda sums up her feelings about critics of Madonna's adoption of a Malawian baby, David Banda: David Banda kazaliwa katika umaskini, lakini leo anaishi katika utajiri. Na lazima...

Bermuda: Dr. Brown's opportunity

Valentine Michael Smith leaves aside satire for a moment and considers the opportunity that lies before Bermuda's newly elected Premier, Dr. Ewart Brown.

Korea: North Korea spy case

Robert Koehler in Marmot's Hole blogs about the details of spy case against the general secretary of the Democratic Labor Party (DLP) and a former DLP central committee member.

Mexico: The last moments of Bradley Roland Will

Journalism seems like a precarious profession to practise in Mexico. It's ranked by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) as one of the most dangerous places to be a journalist....

Uzbekistan: Cannot Be Saved

Shohruh says that China and Russia cannot save Islam Karimov, the president of Uzbekistan.

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan: A Big Week

Sean Roberts notes that next is a big week for three Central Asian countries. Three very different events will take place that show how different their politics have become since...

Tajikistan: Democratic Split

Alexander Sadikov reports on divisions within Tajikistan's Democratic party which he says have developed into a political stalemate.

Kazakhstan: Dariga

Dan O'Huiginn profiles Dariga Nazarbaeva, the politically powerful daughter of Kazakhstan’ president.

Kyrgyzstan: Lack of Competence

Mirsulzhan Namazaliev writes that both the government and the opposition in Kyrgyzstan are destabilizing the country by failing to engage in dialogue. He says that only well-known and respectable centrist...

Czech Republic: Another Scandal

Arellanes.com translates another article on yet another political scandal.

Belarus: News Roundup

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about yet another arrest; prize for Milinkevich, and the Belarusian language museum.

Macedonia: Joining the EU

Neretva River writes about Macedonia's plans to join the EU.

Serbia: The Referendum

Blog coverage of the referendum on the new Serbian constitution: at East Ethnia, here and here; at South East Europe Online, here; at Belgrade 2.0, here, here and here; at...

Kenya: the art of positioning in Kenyan politics

You Missed This explains why the president of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki, has already won re-election, “Two gentlemen by the name of Al Ries and Jack Trout wrote what in my...

Arabisc: Sexual Harrassment and the Egyptian Blogosphere

After a month of abstinence (from sex naturally) during daylight hours in the Holy month of Ramadhan, a mob of sex starved Egyptians decided to celebrate Eid by attacking and...

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