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· November, 2009

Stories from Quick Reads from November, 2009

Yemen: An Architectural Gem

Yemeni Omar Barsawad shares with us information on the Yemeni capital San'aa. “Be it in Sana'a Old City or the mud bricked houses of Hadhramout, Yemen's architecture remains very much...

Jordan: Brass Award for The Black Iris

Naseem Tarawnah's The Black Iris won the Brass Crescent award in the Middle East category for the second year in a row.

Ecuador: Carlos Vega Book

In Ecuador, Eduardo Varas reviews the most recent book written by Carlos Vera [es] and its place in the current conflict between the government and the press.

Afghanistan: Empowering trading potential

Sanjar shares his idea of creating opprtunities for market linkages between small entrepreneurs, shopkeepers, sellers and businesses in Afghanistan via the use of mobile technologies.

Bangladesh: Hijra Dance Festival

Ashok Deb at LGBTI Bangladesh blog posts videos of a Hijra dance Competition in Dhaka.

Barcamp Singapore 4

Check out the pictures and presentations of Barcamp Singapore 4

Namibia: Live Elections Blog

Live Elections Blog as Namibia votes on November 27 and 28, 2009.

Namibia: A quick update from VSO volunteer

A quick update from a VSO volunteer in Namibia: “As part of the immunisation program I’ve been on two crazy adventures into the deepest darkest Namibian bush, over mountains and...

Namibia: Online Resources for Namibia Elections 2009

Selection of online resources for Namibia Elections 2009, which ends today.

Namibia: Namibia elections 2009 mashup

Namibia citizens can submit reports of election related incidents to Namibia Elections 2009 site, “By sending a message to 0855900886. By sending an email to namibianrights@gmail.com. By filling a form...

Yemen: The Greatest Journey

Yemeni Omar Barsawad reflects on Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam.

Bolivia: Citizen Coverage of Upcoming Election

A group of Bolivian bloggers have put together a site called Elecciones 2.0 Bolivia [es] which will provide citizen coverage of the upcoming general elections to be held on December...

Kyrgyzstan: Water Management

Misha reflects on the problems of water management in Central Asia against the background of the news about glacial retreat in Kyrgyzstan.

Russian authorities stop application process for domains in new .РФ zone zone

The Russian Coordination Center for the new national Cyrillic domain .RF stopped the application process for new domains. Anti-cybersquatting measures turned out to be infective and the center plans to...

Namibia: Polling ends, counting begins

Namibia Presidential and National Assembly 2009 has come to an end, African Elections Project reports.

Philippines: CNN Hero of the year

Pedestrian Observer praises Efren “Kuya Ef!” Penaflorida Jr. from the Philippines for being the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year.

Africa: Why are African intellectuals so depressing?

Why are African intellectuals so depressing?, wonders Kenyan blogger Kaasa: “Hello! Today on my way back to the hotel, I saw the current Oct-Dec 2009 BBC Focus on Africa magazine...

Nigeria: Nigeria manufactures armoured vehicle

Nigeria's first locally manufactured armoured carrier was built by two Nigerian brothers, Victor and Johnson Obasa, who recently returned from the U.S. hoping to use their talents in boosting security...

Lebanon: The Plural of ‘Anecdote’

“The plural of “anecdote” is not “data.”” remarks Gregg Carlstrom at The Majlis, in response to FP‘s article on temporary marriage in Lebanon.

Guatemala: Jumaytepeque Volcano

Guatezona [es] provides information about the tourist destination of Jumaytepeque Volcano in Santa Rosa department in Guatemala, including the time needed to climb and the routes to take.

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