Stories from 8 August 2005
Jim Schultz writes on Blog from Bolivia that the political left is beginning to unite after an unorganized start to this year's election. Dan Moriarty, meanwhile, offers his take on some of Blog from Bolivia's usual commenters.
The BBC has a long tradition of encouraging readers and listeners of their Africa service to talk about their views of the continent, running features like “Why I Love Africa”, where Africans and afrophiles are invited to share their positive visions of the continent. They've recently gone a step farther...
Miriam offers her impressions of the Santa Cruz region of Bolivia where she was forced to travel by bus because of labor strikes by train workers.
Both MABB and Barrio Flores wish Bolivia, which turned 180 on Saturday, a very happy birthday.
John Guzman of Logtar's Blog writes about his hometown of Cali, Colombia.
The Zimbabwean Pundit looks at the inflation that's hit the streets of Harare.
Neeka's Backlog looks at the wages paid to college professors and school teachers. The headline on the news article she links to? “Professors are to be given a salary that would allow them to buy a cell phone with a camera.”
Humanitarian hijinks on the ever-evolving, acronym-laden patois of the refugee camps in Darfur.
Scraps of Moscow is shocked and amused to see the symbols of Victory Day used to beautify a row of portajohns.
Ambot ah! celebrates the fact that PinoyBlogs.com turns one today.
Black Looks has an update on lesbian activist Victor Julie Mukassa, who has been in hiding for the past several weeks.
From a Singapore Anglehas some thoughts on Singlish, Singapore's homegrown patois.
Jeff Ooi wonders what Malaysia can do to stay competitive with the emergence and growth of China.
Brand New Malaysian passed on a rumor that Malaysian Minister for International Trade Dato’ Seri Rafidah Aziz was secretly in Hong Kong, rather than in Perth, as had been reported.
Andrew Heavens writes about the bustling public transportation system in Addis Ababa.
Marc van der Chijs reports from Shanghai that Typhoon Matsa flooded the subways.
Bloggings by Boz has a brief roundup on politics in Venezuela.
China Herald points to speculation that Chinese internet search engine Baidu has been inflating its marketshare numbers.
Buenos Aires, City of Faded Elegance recommends checking out FUERZABRUTA if you're in the Buenos Aires area.
Given the rapid progress made in developing Khmer software packages, ThaRum's Web believes that it won't be long before we start seeing blogs written in Khmer.
The Asia Pages wonders if Korean food can find a non-Korean audience?