6 September 2005

Stories from 6 September 2005

Aruba: Natural Bridge Collapses

  6 September 2005

Lost in Smallness reports that the same day a judge released all three suspects in the Natalee Holloway case, Aruba's famed Natural Bridge collapses.

Trinidad and Tobago: Podcast

  6 September 2005

After a brief absence, Caribbean Free Radio's 30th podcast covers Hurricane Katrina, remembers the Martiniquans who died on a plane crash in Venezuela, and has plenty of good music from around the Caribbean.

Peru: Bloggers and Online Radio

  6 September 2005

As Diana Zorrilla Ríos notes, PeruBlogs is trying out an online radio station where listeners can send their requests via Instant Messenger. They are also looking for more volunteer DJ's, but do not specify whether one must be living in Peru.

Ecuador: 600 Registered Blogs

  6 September 2005

Eduardo Ochoa of Li-1 notes that Ecuablogs, which he helped set up just a few months ago, already has more than 600 registered bloggers. The 600th blog, from Quito, is dedicated to the soccer club Emelec.

Ethiopia: 21st century Maoism

  6 September 2005

Ethiopundit dissects his country's ruling ideology, “Revolutionary democracy”, exposing language and concepts which would be strangely familiar to anyone raised on Mao Zedong Thought.

Azerbaijan: Voter registration drive

  6 September 2005

Marianna Idrisova Gurtovnik writes about efforts to ensure widespread voter registration ahead of the Azerbaijan elections in November, especially in the mostly ethnic Armenian region of Nagorno Karabakh.

Kenya: Halliburton contract

  6 September 2005

Kenya-based Mental Acrobatics highlights the awarding of a multi-million dollar reconstruction contract in hurricane-hit Louisiana and Mississippi to Halliburton, a company with strong ties to U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney.

Kenya: First birthday

  6 September 2005

Kenyan blogger Mshairi celebrates one year in the blogosphere, looking back on 12 months of life, love, poetry, Africa and gender activism.

Kenya: Katrina poetry

  6 September 2005

Kenya Democracy Project posts a long poem and photos depicting the ravages of Katrina, and picks up on the infamous (white) “finders” and (black) “looters” captions on AFP photos out of New Orleans.

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