8 September 2005

Stories from 8 September 2005

Egypt: Mubarak Won

  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.

Brazil's Famous Flickr Photographer

  8 September 2005

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...

Mongolia: Educational anthems

  8 September 2005

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.

Rwanda: A child's-eye view

  8 September 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”.

Ghana Anti-Poverty Event: “Africa Stands Tall”

  8 September 2005

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.

D.R.Congo: Activist's murder

  8 September 2005

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.

Hong Kong: Sky TV & Disney

  8 September 2005

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.

Japan: Characters and Conformity

  8 September 2005

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...

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