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· November, 2006

Stories about North America from November, 2006

Arabisc: Arrested Blogger Released and the Civilisation of Terrorism

Egyptian blogger Ramy Siyam – aka Ayoub – is out of jail, after spending an eventful 108 hours being moved from one detention centre to the other. According to fellow...

Haiti: Wyclef Jean in Concert in Jacmel

Haiti-based blogger Yon Ayisyen says Haitian-American hip hop artist Wyclef Jean will be in concert in Jacmel, Haiti soon (Fr): “He will perform December 1st two days before the local...

Africa: Africa's economies

Eliesmith writes about the 2006 African Development Indicator, “According to the report, the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of South Africa have retained their dominant positions on the...

French minorities: Questioning the Republican Model

Togolese-origined French politician Kofi Yamgnane posts a December 13 conference announcement that questions the limitations of French republicanist integration (Fr): “Integration in the French tradition … is resolutely hostile to...

Kenya: mistreatment of Kenyan novelist

Black Looks has an update on the mistreatment of Kenyan academic and novelist, Professor Ngugi wa Thiong'o.

Bahrain: International Exposure

Bahrain is getting international exposure in the media with the Washington Post and New York Times covering its elections, which are being held today, reports Desert Island Boy. But it...

Israel: Driving Shimon Peres

Benji Lovitt from Tel Aviv spent two days driving former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres while on a visit to Atlanta, US.

Omar: CNN Biased Against Syria

Blogger Omar, who lives in Canada, says the media – and especially CNN – are biased against Syria in their coverage of Lebanese Industry Minister Pierre Gemayel's assassination.

Qatar: Imams Had No Business Praying in Plane

Qatar Cat is unruffled with the ourcry made over the arrest and questioning of six imams (Islamic religious men), who were off loaded for praying in a plane. He says...

Arabisc: Plagiarism, Arrests, Bans and Democracy!

The Arabs are as usual busy this week debating anything and everything, from plagiarism to the arrest of bloggers, and from banning public meetings to embarrising George Bush Senior at...

Caribbean: Local Telecom Digicel to be Traded on the NY Stock Exchange?

InternetRapide.com writes (Fr): “According to last weekend's edition of Irish newspaper Sunday Times, Denis O'Brien, owner of Caribbean mobile telephone operator Digicel, allegedly consulted investment banks JP Morgan and Citibank...

Latin American Election Blogging

November is quite the electoral month in what has already been a year of elections throughout the Western Hemisphere. The month has already seen the return of Sanidinista leader, Daniel...

African Diaspora: color or appearance?

An anonymous reader responds to Black Looks’ post, “You are a blackman, you have to leave”: “Service was refused to this man based on his appearance not his race. If...

Leila Al Haddad in Raising Yousuf, who is making her long trek home from the US to Palestine, and is now stuck in Egypt, waiting for the border to her...

Iraqi Ihath, who lives in Canada, posts an insightful link to a master's dissertation which focuses on “how the reporting of the American-led war on Iraq in 2003 was effecting...

Esperantoland through Pictures / Esperantujo tra Bildoj

Only one more month until Esperanto Day! If you would like to participate you can sign up here, especially if you would like help with translation. Nur unu monato ĝis...

Palestinian-Jordanian blogger Haitham Sabbah tells us about the plight of a Palestinian refugee who is looking for a lawyer/s to help her “present a case, or cases, against the State...

Haiti, USA: Blogging and the future of black newspapers

Haitian-American Alice Backer reports on her experiences as participant — and lone blogger — on a panel on the future of black newspapers held last weekend in Brooklyn, New York.

Africa/US: mistreatment of Ngugi wa Thiong'o

The mistreatment of Ngugi wa Thiong'o in California, “After a relaxing morning of a good walk and breakfast, he returned to his hotel to sit in the veranda section of...

China: Put the E back in APEC

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum came to a harmonious enough end this Sunday with all twenty-one member nations agreeing to renew calls for North Korea to put an end...

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