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22 July 2005

Stories from 22 July 2005

Central Asia: Updates on Georgia Grenade

Blogrel has a pretty comprehensive update on the Georgian Grenadier.

Uzbekistan: Political Islam, Reconsidered

Central Asia blog Registan.net points to an article that takes another look at the political Islam.

Venezuela: Sumate

Daniel of Venezuela News and Views compares Chavez's persecution of opposition group SUMATE with Rome's ancient persecution of Carthage.

D.R. Congo: Too much time on my hands

Congo Girl reflects on the cultural adjustments she had to make when she came to Kinshasa.

Venezuela: New Currency Law

Venezuelan Politics discusses a new law which places greater regulation on currency trading in Venezuela and offers some possible consequences.

Colombia: El Tiempo RSS feed

Boz says Colombia's biggest paper now has RSS feeds.

England: Liveblogging London

The English blog perfect.co.uk has spent the last two days live-blogging on-going developments in the London terror case. (via a fistful of euros)

Mexico: On my own.

Sergio on Overcaffeinated explains why it is completely normal for one to move out of their parents’ house at 28.

India: Marraige Requires Parental Consent?

India Uncut is flabbergasted that the state of Gujarat requires parental consent in writing for marriages to become official.

Lebanon: A Groovy Kind Of Love

In the wake of Secretary of State Rice's snap visit to Lebanon, The Beirut Spring tells the highly allegorical story of the relationship between “Lee” and “Sarah” and the new...

Malaysia: Unpeg Day 1: Bank Negara intervenes

In the wake of yesterday's decision to unpeg the Malaysian ringgit from the US dollar, it seems as if Bank Negara promptly intervened to prevent a run-up in the value...

Egypt: What the Mubaraks own

The Arabist Network takes a look at what the Mubaraks own. Apparently, they own quite a lot…

Nepal: Samaya Weekly Covers UWB

United We Blog! is delighted to discover that they're being covered in the local Nepali press.

Niger: Smile and the World Starves with You

On Safari with El Jorgito is frustrated with the lack of coverage the food crisis in southern Niger is getting in the western press.

Uganda: Ugandan government attacks Lesbian activists

Black Looks points out that the Ugandan government passed an anti-gay law and promptly raided the home of Victor Julie Mukassa, a well-known lesbian activist.

Philippines: Gloriagate Forum

A “Blogging Gloriagate” forum is being organized for August 4 at the University of the Philippines College of Law.

India: Sussing out an honest bureaucrat

The overseas South Asian blog Sepia Munity points to an interview of a returning Indian and the hurdles he had to clear in creating his own business.

Sudan: Books for universities

Humanitarian Hijinks, a blog written by a relief worker in Sudan, has a great suggestion for donating books to the area.

Guyana – The Simputer

Taran Rampersad tests out his newly arrived Indian Simputer in Guyana.

Tunisa: Back To The Blogosphere

Popular Tunisian blog Subzero Blue, which abruptly went off the air a few days ago, has returned to the internets. The cause of the outage was a dispute with the...

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