4 August 2005

Stories from 4 August 2005

Sudan: Tragically Funny

  4 August 2005

Humanitarian Hijnks relates the tale of an NGO aid worker who was planning on starting a pilot chicken farm project… but the chickens involved met an unexpected and unfortuate fate.

Philippines: iBLOG DAY

  4 August 2005

By Jove! has a roundup of the events at the iBlog mini summit in the Philippines. The primary focus of the day was the “Gloriagate” election scandal, though many other topics were covered.

Russia: Shamil Basayev ABC interview – video

  4 August 2005

SiberianLight points to video of the controversial Shamil Basayev interview. Basayev is a Chechen warlord who was interviewed by a freelancer for the American TV network ABC; in response to ABC's airing of the interview, Moscow revoked the journalist credentials of ABC's employees in Russia. In related news, SiberianLight also...

Colombia: 20 New Female Politicians

  4 August 2005

Jeanette Jalil, writing from Chile, has the story of 20 women elected to official posts in Bogota, Colombia after being interviewed by the mayor in what she says was a type of “reality show.”

Peru: María Elena Moyano

  4 August 2005

Don Ball Carbajal of South American Journal remembers María Elena Moyano, a Peruvian political activist who spoke out against the violent revolutionary group, Shining Path until she was murdered in 1992.

Azerbaijan: US Base Moving to AZ?

  4 August 2005

With US forces scheduled to evacuate Uzebekistan before the end of the year, there's a great deal of speculation that the US will find a willing replacement in Azerbaijan. Blogrel looks at the the move and links to more coverage.

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