Stories from 15 September 2005
White Sun of the Desert reports on President Putin's upcoming meeting with major Western oil companies seeking access to Russian oil reserves.
Oneworld Multimedia reports on revolutionary cafe culture in Yerevan.
Nabetz of New Mongols discusses and applauds Mercy Corps for encouraging small-scale investments in economic activity over awarding grants in rural Mongolia.
New Mongols’ Nabetz is frustrated with a report claiming China is the center of Mongolian studies and looks forward to the day on which Mongolia is recognized as the academic center of its own heritage.
Bahamas Blog says that Minister of Education, Alfred Sears, admitted at a town hall meeting that construction “contracts were given to people for political reasons who did not do an adequate job.”
Lost in Smallness promises to not post again on Natalee Holloway and has her last say in doing so.
Janine Edwards has posted photos of this years Parade of Troupes on Bob Green's Anguilla News.
As Nuevo Laredo gets ready for tonight's “scream of independence,” Google Sightseeing reveals the gigantic Mexican flag at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Like most of the blogosphere, AnimalPolitico finds it humorous that the president of the United States asks permission to use the bathroom.
As part of its “End of the Line Series,” Scraps of Moscow has images and text from Krylatskoe Station, the end of the light-blue line.
Neeka's Backlog reports that Mike Tyson continues his travels in Russia. He is now in the Chechen city of Gudermes for the opening of a boxing tournament commemorating Akhmad Kadyrov.
Sami of An Iraqi's Thoughts says that now Iraqis have freedom of speech, they are abusing it and sadly instead of pushing towards changing the country, they instead try and build bridges between themselves.
Mozzy talks about the power of nothing, we should first consider the mystery of nothing, is it unbearable, the word mystery?
Emirati offers his readers a guide to tour Saudi Arabia major cities, using google earth.
Amira asks, what is it with people who have zero respect for their workplace?
Zimpundit posts an analysis by top political adviser Eddie Cross on Zimbabwe's chances of getting kicked out of the International Monetary Fund for not servicing its debts.
Onyango Oloo sorts the bananas from the oranges in a long essay on the Kenya Democracy Project, looking at the prospects for political change and providing a recipe for an alcoholic beverage made from bananas.
E.K. Bensah takes a look at movie reviews for the forthcoming movie The Constant Gardener, based on the novel by John Le Carre, which is set – and banned – in Kenya. Former Nairobi expat Marian also takes note…
Nazret.com‘s EthioBlog picks up on a report by the World Bank which lists Ethiopia as the poorest country in the world.
Congo Girl expresses anger at a news release from the United Nations detailing the continuing nightmare of sexual violence against women and girls in the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur, asking whether such late publicity will translate into action.
From a Singapore Angle posts another follow-up on the case of two ethnic Chinese bloggers charged with sedition for allegedly making racist remarks on their blogs.