Ethiopundit feels “a profound degree of distrust and disgust with the ruling party” and wonders if the Ethiopian government has misrepresented a good harvest to obtain food aid.
Ory, the Kenyan Pundit, points us towards a collection of photos shot by Nairobi street kids at homelessworld.org. It's part of a series that includes photos from Moscow, Cairo, New Delhi and other cities around the world.
Caucauses and Central Asia
Nate at Registan is concerned about Chinese influence in Uzbekistan (as well as their support for Karimov's crackdown on militants.) And he's got a link to a great story about Georgian threats against George Soros.
Onnik visits a Molokan community in Armenia and finds it a bit surreal to encounter blue eyed, blond, Russian speakers in Armenia.
Isam Bayazidi is having a tough time finding a content management system that has a bilingual (English/Arabic) interface.
Big Pharaoh points to evidence that he's an actual Egyptian blogger, not a CIA plant. Silly Bahrani Girl goes a step further, blowing her cover in an article in USC Annenberg's Online Journalism Review. (The article, BTW, is an excellent overview of the vibrant Bahrani blogosphere.)
Yasser is (understandably) confused about the certification of presidential candidate Mustafa Moeen. Mr. Behi thinks the decision by Iran's supreme leader to “order democracy” by re-certifying Moeen is a contradiction in terms.
Antoin is interested in having Ireland adopt a numeric post code system, like the US or the UK.
Petr Bokuvka, the Daily Czech, is finding context-based text ads in online newspapers just a little bit off…
Finland for Thought thinks Finland is pretty unique… but that philosopher Pekka Himanen's explanations for the nation's successes are pretty weak.
Gaurav wishes that Indian libertarians – himself included – would talk less about macroeconomic issues, and more about micro issues, like local poverty.
The Tokyo Times blog features what's quite possibly the world's least neccesary research study.
Japundit fills us in on some of the unknown dangers facing restauranteurs in Seoul: escaped zoo elephants.
Phil in Hong Kong wonders “What's in a Name”?
FYI speculates about Brazil's “sistema jurídico disfuncional brasileiro” (dysfunctional justice system) and its impact on Brazil's economic development.