Chippla thinks it's absurd that an American intelligence expert would speculate that Al Qaeda base itself in Nigeria… and potentially damaging to Nigeria's economy.
Nathan at Registan and Lyndon at Scraps of Moscow are both following events in Andijan, where hundreds have died in clashes between protesters and security forces and thousands are trying to flee to Kyrgyzstan. Working Definition, a Peace Corps volunteer in Uzbekistan, has some background on the conflict, and wonders about the content of several websites blocked from within Uzbekistan. Those sites include Muslim Uzbekistan, which features a set of photos from Andijan.
Friends of AlJazeera reports that AlJazeera reporters were detained while reporting a judicial meeting discussing the monitoring of upcoming elections. AlJazeera's reporting on Egyptian reform and programming featuring opposition leaders has been criticized on Egyptian state-controlled television.
Rezwan of The 3rd World View has a roundup from Bangladesh newspapers, including a story about “Sisimpur” – the localized version of Sesame Street – and a link to a blog that promises an exposé of the Dhaka central jail.
Avaiki, blogging from Rarotonga in the Cook Islands, wonders when Pacific Islanders will receive compensation for illness related to fallout from cold war nuclear testing and wonders if New Zealand will help Islanders press their case.