Friday World Blog Roundup

Middle East
More pictures from the demonstrations in Egypt, from the Arabist Network. From Cairo with Love shares a wrenching anonymous email from a woman who says she was assaulted in the riots.

Nearby in Tunisia, Zizou from Djerba and Subzero blog about Tunisian emigration. The numbers they have are:

- 80% of Tunisian youth would like to emigrate.
– 80.000 to 100.000 Tunisian youth leave Tunisia each year (Some come back of course).
– 25 to 35% of Tunisians abroad are jobless.

According to statistics from 2003, the number of Tunisians abroad is 850,000.

Sabbah is enthused about Israelii, Iranian, Syrian, Bahraini, United Arab Emirates, Egyptian, Palestinian, Moroccan, Saudi Arabian, Lebanese, Algerian, and Jordananian (and many other countries) cooperation the Sesame project – the Jordanian based Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East.

Also in Jordan, Abu Aardvark discusses the political situation facing prime minister Badran.


Friends of Ethiopia report on thousands of Ethiopian protests in D.C.

And Meskel Square reports that the Sub Saharan reformer has two “scoopettes”:
– The first is that the CUD is calling on its supporters to hold mass prayer protest sessions in mosques today and churches on Sunday
– An interview with Information Minister Bereket Simon over his fight for his seat in Lalibela.
– Ethiopian ministers are on a mission to Somaliland to look into using its Red Sea port Berbera for commerce.

4 Sheezy reflects on stalled government projects in Kenya.

Kenya pundit opens a thread asking for Africa stories -good stories – that people wish were written about more. Help her out here.

South America

Daniel Venezuala talks about the High Court drama going on there – with lots of comments and discussion following.


A fistful of Euros, despite the sunny afternoon, posts throughout the day, diggin deep into to Euroconstitutional arguments, and predicts greater efforts to enforce the Stability and Growth pact.

Central Budapest talks about the future of digital TV in Hungary.

South Asia

Kiruba asks for help: “Would you know any person or shop which services digital cameras either in Chennai, Hyderabad or Bangalore?” Answer here.

Lazygeek talks about the politics (and marketing) of the saucy posters for the movie Vallavan.

And Anita gives props and the trademark to the Bangalore bloggers bLogout to Suman.

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