Stories from 8 September 2005
President Hosni Mubarak won Egypt's first contested presidential race, according to a preliminary count Thursday. An expected result in spite of all the election's irregularity reports as blogged by Ritzy.
Pestiside picks up on the life and passions of Hungary's very own Elvis, László Komár, who is currently engaged in a legal battle with the ghost-writer of his autobiography.
The content of Tatiana Cardeal‘s photography is firmly rooted in her native country of Brazil, but her intimate lens and universal themes have generated a wide following of Flickr fans from all over the globe. Last week I emailed Tatiana with questions concerning her photography, her country, her life, and...
PolBlog is running a competition to spot locations in Warsaw from photographs with an unusual angle.
Scraps of Moscow has recently re-located to the United States from Russia, and reports strange withdrawal symptoms, like not wanting to speak English loudly in front of the cops.
The Mongol Messenger reports that Mongolian youngsters head back to school as the government inaugurates its new 11-year curriculum, amid a requirement that the national anthem will be heard across the land at the start of the academic year.
Registan writes about continuing tensions between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan over allegations that Kyrgyz militants were involved in the Andijon uprising in May 2005.
George Connard writes about a stunning photo project in Rwanda in which 35mm disposable cameras were given to children. The result is called “Through the Eyes of Children”.
Over 300,000 people packed into Ghana’s Independence Square in Accra on Saturday 3 September 2005 for the marathon 15 hour Africa Standing Tall Against Poverty Concert featuring Africa’s leading musicians, leading civil society personalities and anti poverty campaigners. More photos over at Black Looks.
Human Rights Watch slams the failure of the Congolese government to produce any result from a commission of enquiry into the murder of human rights activist Kabungulu Kibembi in July.
Bankelele informs us that it is now possible to text the Kenyan government spokesman.
The International Institute of Migration posts a photo-diary illustrating the experiences of an Ethiopian woman who was trafficked to Bahrain to work as a domestic helper.
Ethioblog at Nazret.com reports that Ethiopia is to host the Third World Information Technology Forum in August 2007.
Pakistan: Reporting crimes
Sri Lanka: Meet at the airport?
Sri Lanka: Looking beyond Literacy
India: Daughter or Son?
Bangladesh: Development and Extremism?
On September 1st, the Committees Free Iraq Italy, Italian base of the international coalition organizing the international conference “Leave Iraq in Peace – Support the Legitimate Resistance of the Iraqi People” have initiated a hunger strike with a permanent protest rally in front of the Italian Foreign Ministry in Rome....
Seeking diversions, Simon World watches the giant TV atop the 185 meter-tall AIG tower, while Flying Chair spends a day at the new Disneyland.
Andy Gray has been visiting Tokyo's Yoyogi Park and chronicling the characters he finds there on his charming photoblog Japanwindow. This week he puts up pictures of the 50s boy-gang wannabe Rockabilly guys, a group of joyful African-inspired drummers and hillbilly jug band Tokyo Limelight Circus. Marie Mockett at Japundit...