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9 September 2005

Stories from 9 September 2005

Uganda: War ‘nearly over’

Uganda CAN reports an announcement by Ugandan military spokesman Shaban Bantariza, to the effect that the war against the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in the north of the country is...

Zimbabwe: The word on the street

Zimpundit interviews people on the streets of Harare about the government's recent move to double fuel prices, and its impact on their daily lives.

Nigeria: A question of ethnicity

Chippla blogs about a decision by the Nigerian government to remove questions relating to ethnicity and religion from questionnaires in the forthcoming census.

Nigeria: Spam scenario

Irregular Webcomic sets the imaginary scene for all those Nigerian spam e-mails that have plagued inboxes over the last few years.

Ethiopia: Call for democracy

Ethiopundit compares the situation of his compatriots under the government of Meles Zenawi with that of black South Africans under apartheid.

Africa: Getting away from wars and famine

Timbuktu Chronicles picks up on an interview with documentary film-maker Carol Pineau, maker of “The Africa We Never See”.

Kyrgyzstan: A different perspective

Peace Corps volunteer Courtney Calvin feels distant from the emotion of Katrina with no moving images and 24-hour news programming to feed it, and reflects upon life “in the news...

Armenia: Hanging up the gloves

Katy at Blogrel digs out a special piece of car kitsch with an Armenian theme on e-Bay.

Afghanistan: Four die in suicide blast

Afghan Warrior reports on the deaths of four people in a suicide attack the southern province of Helmand. A government spokesman said Taliban insurgents had intended it to blow up...

Ukraine: Political commentary

Orange Ukraine rounds up different shades of comment on the Ukraine's political crisis following the mass sacking of government ministers by President Viktor Yushchenko.

Russia: European security

Nathan wishes, via Registan, that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) would stand up to Russia's petulant demands.

Argentina: Protest Against George W. Bush

Expat Argentina says it's hypocritical of the Kirchner government to allow today's protest against George W. Bush, who will be attending the Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata,...

Argentina: A Still Physical World

Argentine blogger Jorge Gobbi says, behind the virtual rhetoric, physical relationships and objects still rule.

China: More Yahoo! Reactions

Yahoo Hong Kong's turnover of subscriber information that helped result in journalist Shi Tao's conviction continues to draw comment. Angry Chinese Blogger provides a link to the Chinese text and...

Indonesia: Munir Trial

Jakartass calls on Indonesia to take more seriously the investigation and trial of human-rights activist Munir's murderer.

Malaysia: Patriotism

Kenny of kennysia.com writes a long, heartfelt, and much commented-on post on loving Malaysia: “Be proud . . . Just don't love it blindly.”

Singapore, Vietnam: Mooncake Shopping

Glimpses of the Mid-Autumn Festival in countries where the leaves do not change color: Shopping for mooncakes in Singapore and Vietnam.

Thailand: Youthful Dangers

Steve at Thai-blogs.com describes the dangers facing Thai youth — moto-racing, inter-college rivalry and freshman parties — and wonders why lax school administrators aren't punished.

Nepal: An expensive dinner

Nepal: An expensive dinner

India: Yahoo, Rediff or Gmail?

India: Yahoo or Gmail?

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