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· April, 2007

Stories about Technology from April, 2007

Uganda: 4th Ugandan Bloggers’ Happy Hour

Pernille blogs about the 4th Ugandan Bloggers’ Happy Hour: “It is an interesting phenomenon – this Ugandan Bloggers Happy Hour. In how many African capitols do people get together for...

Jamaica: Caribbean Networking

In considering the concept of regional networking, Jamaican Francis Wade thinks “it is critical that our region's professionals take the task of managing their online brand as an essential one...

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Women Bloggers

Saudi blogger Ahmed Al Omran reports that we will soon be able to hear the voices of young Saudi women through blogs initiated by their teacher. “Mrs. Lobat Asadi who...

Bahrain: Multi-Cast a First!

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif took part in a multi-cast, the first in the Middle East, in which an Egyptian judge accused of plagiarism was expected to make an appearance....

Sierra Leonean Blogosphere 101

My name is Vickie Remoe-Doherty. This is my first post as Global Voices author for Sierra Leone. I thought that my first post should introduce you to some notable blogs...

Myanmar: Electricity and Internet

As internet is becomes more popular in Mayanmar, the electricity supply gets more and more irregular. Myat Thura has more.

Weekly Roundup of Myanmar Blogs

Last week in Myanmar Blogosphere, the bloggers were into a new meme game introduced by Moe Moe. The bloggers had to write 10 Weird Things about themselves. The tag game...

Africa: ingenuity at a young age

Afrigadget on ingenuity of African children: “Most African children are forced to create their own toys from scratch. Below are some samplings of what they make with what’s available. Old...

Africa: building applications for mobile phones in Africa

Building mobile phone applications in Africa, from Ethan Zuckerman's “Geek tracking, African hacking”: Eagle’s new project – EPROM (entrepreneurial programming and research on mobles) – is trying to encourage people...

Egypt: Sandmonkey Quits Blogging

Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey is hanging his boots and calling it quits. “One of the chief reasons is the fact that there has been too much heat around me lately. I...

Kuwait: When Our Only Tourist Attraction is a Shopping Mall

With the summer temperatures soaring, life in Kuwait revolves around air-conditioned shopping malls, reports Abdullatif Al Omar. Follow the arrows to read bloggers' reactions to why else a foreign head...

Israeli-Egyptian Bloggers Meet

Yaba Yaba, an Israeli blog, updates us about a meeting between an Egyptian and an Israeli blogger here.

Egypt: New Bahai Blog

Egyptian blogger Issandr El Amrani links to a new blog about Egyptian Bahais. “Seeking Justice focuses on Egypt’s official discrimination against Bahais, an issue we’ve talked about before. It has...

Japan: Has the age of the Internet arrived?

Japanese blogger hirochan comments on the recent elections in Japan [Ja] and gives his insights into the nature of the role of the Internet in political and election campaigns in...

Cameroonian Videogame

At Le Blog de L'Afrique, Nino writes about Play Detective, a video game developed by a Cameroonian programmer (Fr) named Sila Kayo. A reader comments, “I have always wondered if...

Republic of the Congo: Biometric Identity Cards

Demain Le Congo Brazzaville thinks President Sassou won't stand a chance winning the upcoming election unless he manages to rig it. Sassou plans to create biometric identity cards, but DCB...

Pray for Malawi's former president, 21st century Pan-Africanism, Google sponsors African students , and Donor aid raises questions

Malawi is reviewing its Republican constitution and hot issues on the table relate to the executive and term limits. As reported here before, Malawians are busy discussing the possible return...

South Korea and Japan: Illegal Selling of Game Code

James from Japan Probe quoted from South Korean local news about a suspected case of stealing of Game Code, “Lineage III”, from Korea’s largest game maker NCsoft to a major...

Singapore: Netcasting your Lesson

Rinaz in Singapore is calling out all teachers to emulate her friend Kevin who regularly videos his lectures and posts it online.

Ghana: Ghana University library goes open-source

The Balme Library at the University of Ghana has gone digital and open-source: “Yes, you heard me right. The Balme library records have been fully digitized and guess the platform...

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