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8 September 2005

Stories from 8 September 2005

Egypt: Mubarak Won

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.

Hungary: László has left the building

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.

Brazil's Famous Flickr Photographer

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...

Poland: Focus on Warsaw

PolBlog is running a competition to spot locations in Warsaw from photographs with an unusual angle.

Russia: Attempting re-entry

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.

Mongolia: Educational anthems

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...

Kyrgyzstan: Reaction on Andijon

Registan writes about continuing tensions between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan over allegations that Kyrgyz militants were involved in the Andijon uprising in May 2005.

Rwanda: A child's-eye view

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”.

Ghana Anti-Poverty Event: “Africa Stands Tall”

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,...

D.R.Congo: Activist's murder

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.

Kenya: SMS the government

Bankelele informs us that it is now possible to text the Kenyan government spokesman.

Ethiopia: Migrant worker's hell

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.

Ethiopia: Global IT forum

Ethioblog at Nazret.com reports that Ethiopia is to host the Third World Information Technology Forum in August 2007.

Pakistan: Reporting crimes

Pakistan: Reporting crimes

Sri Lanka: Meet at the airport?

Sri Lanka: Meet at the airport?

Sri Lanka: Looking beyond Literacy

Sri Lanka: Looking beyond Literacy

India: Daughter or Son?

India: Daughter or Son?

Bangladesh: Development and Extremism?

Bangladesh: Development and Extremism?

Seven People on Hunger Strike Against Censorship Since 1 September!

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...

Hong Kong: Sky TV & Disney

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.

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