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25 August 2005

Stories from 25 August 2005

Honduras: Carbon Trading to Fund Hydropower

Honduras Last Week explains how carbon trading will fund a new hydroelectric project thanks to new Kyoto Protocol funding.

The World Reacts to Robertson

In the global chatter about U.S. televangelist Pat Robertson‘s remarks calling for the assasination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (for which he later apologized), there is much reflection on religious...

Egypt: Artists Protest

Baheyya from Egypt posts new photos of ‘Writers and Artists for Change’ while they staged their second protest in the public square at Cairo.

Zimbabwe: Opposition leader goes ‘back to masses’

Zimpundit asks if opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has seen the light with his plan to travel around the country soliciting the views of ordinary people on how to remove...

D.R. of Congo: Girls in armies

Congo Girl picks up on a Save the Children report that 12,500 girls are currently involved with both government and non-government troops in the D.R. of Congo, but are seen...

Ethiopia: Elections criticized

Nazret.com's Ethioblog compiles a round-up of news reports about criticisms of the Ethiopian elections by EU election observers.

Uzbekistan: Blogging for cotton

A number of bloggers have pledged to blog for sanctions on cotton from Uzbekistan, to put pressure on the country's president on Sept. 1 (the country's independence day) over human...

Bulgaria: Bloglines conundrum

Dimitar Vesselinov, at The World 2 Come, wonders what happened to Bloglines, and shares his feeds with the rest of the blogosphere while he's waiting.

Russia and the former Soviet states

Registan has an analysis of Russian foreign policy towards the former Soviet states, and the battle for influence in Central Asia.

Azerbaijan: President denies U.S. base rumors

Blogger Nathan Hamm points out via del.icio.us that China's official Xinhua news agency appears to be the only major media outlet covering a denial by Azeri President Ilham Aliyev of...

Armenia: Refugee photo

Oneworld Multimedia posts a photo of a refugee from Shahumian in the Armenian capital, Yerevan.

Egyptian, Bahraini and Iranian bloggers in the Christians Science monitor

Charles Levinson – Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor, writes about Egypt's growing blogger community and mentions Baheyya, The Sandmonkey and The Big Pharaoh. On the Iranian side, he talks...

Chad: Call for prosecutions

Human Rights Watch reports that the Chadian government has promised to remove all the henchmen of former dictator Hissène Habré, and calls for their prosecution.

Botswana: Air travel in Africa

M (Thinker's Room)gives an account of his flight from Nairobi to Botswana, including a few tips for the airport authorities in Johannesburg.

Bangladesh: Whatever happened to Dhaka

Bangladesh: Whatever happened to Dhaka

Sri Lanka: Colombo and cops

Sri Lanka: Colombo and cops

India: View from the top

India: View from the top

India, Pakistan: The goats are back!

India, Pakistan: The goats are back!

Sri Lanka: Graveyards for Tigers

Sri Lanka: Graveyards for Tigers

China: Real names required

While Shenzhen-based chat service QQ has been ordered to register the real names of all its customers, it's business as usual for Blogcn, one of China's largest weblog hosting companies,...

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