13 September 2005

Stories from 13 September 2005

Kenya: Wi-fi wanderings

  13 September 2005

George Conard, on his way home to Seattle, checks out the much-vaunted wi-fi connection in Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Lesotho: Essential phrases

  13 September 2005

Sotho gives a detailed Sesotho language lesson, covering suffixes which locate something somewhere, how to ask for the toilet, and how to do everything politely.

Sudan: Trauma report

  13 September 2005

Sleepless draws our attention to a report by UNICEF on the traumatic effects of the Darfur atrocities, and re-tells a tale that made a prominent African community leader cry in public.

Palestine: Gaza Settlement Tour

  13 September 2005

Laila Um Yousuf of Raising Yousuf: a diary of a mother under occupation blog writes an interesting article after her first visits to what used to be Israeli settlements in Gaza. She says: Palestinians wandered around in disbelief, trying to absorb the scene and the moment. For some, like 26-year...

United Arab Emirates: Falling Gulf Air

  13 September 2005

This is the story of an airline that could and should have been the united pride of the Arab world. Secret Dubai comments on Abu Dhabi decision to quit Gulf Air and quotes Western diplomat who said that, “National airlines and national pride are still more important to the Gulf...

Iranian bloggers : Literature World Goes Blogging

  13 September 2005

There are more and more Iranian writers and poets who have become experienced bloggers. We discover more and more their creations on their blogs. Ofcourse in Persian. Moniro RavaniPour, a famous Iranian writer, is writing her first story on her blog. Abbas Marofi, Germany based writer, regularly writes short stories...

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