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23 August 2005

Stories from 23 August 2005

My First PC, But For Real

A well organized group of proactive bloggers and computer enthusiasts have taken the Chilean government to task over it's newly announced program, “My First PC,” which was launched by the...

Slovakia: No more mazurkas, please!

Lemuel Kolkava at Deleted By Tomorrow shares his taste in Chopin.

Armenia: Dean supports genocide recognition

Voch Me Ban reacts to Democratic Party National Committee Chairman Howard Dean's support for U.S. recognition of the Armenian genocide at the hands of the Ottoman empire 90 years ago.

Azerbaijan: New Flickr stream

Chris Beunis has uploaded a new stream of Azerbaijan photos to Flickr.

Russia: Kim Jong-il's visit

The Russian Dilettante's four-year-old daughter is spooked by the forthcoming visit of the North Korea's Dear Leader to Russia.

Czech Republic: Going home

Petr Bokuvka at The Daily Czech is leaving Bratislava for his native Czech Republic.

Kenya: Quotations from women

“As a woman, I have no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.” For the author of these lines, and for other quotations from influential female writers,...

Kenya: Best (and worst) stockbrokers

Bankelele reviews stockbrokers in Nairobi, in a post entitled “Where to buy shares”.

Venezuela: Pat Robertson and Chavez

Satisfying his fans, Daniel touches on Rev. Pat Robertson's proposal that somebody assasinate Hugo Chavez.

Jordan: Jordan TV Problems

Ibrahim Owais thinks that if start talking about problems that needs to be solved in Jordan TVhe will need to write a book for that. So he decides to talk...

Iraq: Democratic lies

Baghdad Dweller posts the articles of the new Iraq Constitution and says, the political fraud continues, as the lies continues.

Iran: Israel Peace Appeal

The Brooding Persian is puzzled by the curious silence which shrouds the Israeli President – Mr. Katsav's recent personal peace appeal to Iran, although relations between Iran and Israel have...

Ethiopa: Rough guide to Revolutionary Democracy

Ethiopundit takes us on a whistle-stop tour of “Revolutionary Democracy”, the guiding ideology of Ethiopa's ruling party.

D.R. of Congo: Textile crazy

007 in Africa collects brightly printed local textiles, while Congo Girl seems to specialise in cloth with a Catholic theme.

Africa: Repayments, or reparation?

Black Looks gives prominence to the view that the combined debt of African countries is a drop in the ocean compared with the profits made by rich countries from slavery,...

Africa: Wireless technologies

Timbuktu Chronicles details the impact on African lifestyles and economic activities of wireless technologies.

Sudan: A different sort of rescue

Aid worker Sleepless in Sudan, better known for her concern for the displaced humans of Darfur, tells the story of three young feline refugees and cultural differences in attitudes to...

Travelling Afghanistan… With a Circus

Islamicate reprints an email from a friend travelling through Afghanistan as part of a circus.

Mongolian Barbecue

Thomo, an Australian in Mongolia, describes authentic Mongolian barbecue, khorkhog.

Miss Armenia Disqualified

Oneworld Multimedia reports that Miss Armenia has been disqualified for corruption and is barred from competing in an upcoming contest in Panama.

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