Stories from 3 October 2005
Oneworld Multimedia reports that Bambir's latest concert in Yerevan was excellent, and that despite their popularity with locals and foreigners alike, the band has yet to become popular with Diasporan Armenians.
PolBlog has a blogcast on the state of driving in Poland that comes in response to a number of recent high-profile auto accidents.
The Bolshoi Theatre's old stage is closed for renovations until 2008, but before it shut its doors, Cyber-Generation went backstage to record the occasion.
Notes from Hareinik says that the Yerevan zoo should be shut down.
Life in Armenia reports on the opening of the first hostel in the Caucasus.
neweurasia has launched its Kazakhstan blog where attacks on the press are discussed in the latest post.
Tim's El Salvador Blog continues to cover the volcanic activity and flooding taking place in El Salvador.
Marianna Gurtovnik has her latest weekly summary of Azerbaijan election news at neweurasia.
This, That, & Whatever insightfully compares last week's violence in Barbados with what got all the media attention.
Buenos Aires, City of Faded Elegance posts about the 400th anniversary of the publication of Don Quixote and points readers to 400 Windmills, “a group blog dedicated to discussing Don Quixote.”
Andrés Duque translates an article from Argentina about CNN reporter Anderson Cooper. Duque claims the article was factually wrong when saying that Cooper is openly gay.
Black Star Journal comments on why campaigning for the forthcoming Liberian general elections on Oct. 11 is concentrated in and around the capital, Monrovia.
The U.S. government has decided that Sudan is making progress on preventing sexual violence against women, reports Darfur-based aid worker Sleepless in Sudan, concluding that the State Dept. can't have read a recent United Nations report on the subject.
Following reports that thousands of Ugandan troops are amassed near the country's border with the D.R. of Congo, Uganda-CAN urges the government of Uganda and the United Nations to delay attacks on a group of Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) fighters there, pending negotiations.
Zimpundit comments that the 66 Mugabe-nominated candidates for the forthcoming senate elections might as well be appointees, now that the government has done away with primaries.
Abiola at del.icio.us tags a profile by the non-profit Nuclear Threat Initiative of South Africa's chemical weapons program, which began in the early 1980s under the code-name “Project Coast”.
Sushi and Sensibility has a two-part interview with Sheridan Prasso, author of The Asian Mystique: Dragon Ladies, Geisha Girls & Our Fantasies of the Exotic Orient.
At NKZone, Seoul-based professor Andrei Lankov airs his doubts about the authenticity of recently blogged video footage, apparently showing North Korean border guards beating a returning defector.
Kurashi picks up on the reopening of a long-lost urban river in Seoul, the Chongye Stream.
A. Fatih Syuhud is in a low mood following the Bali bombings, but finds the energy to recommend a blog recently added to his directory: Paras Indonesia. “Where democratic minds meet.”
ESWN posts a detailed chronology and background resource with photos for anyone interested in the Taishi village campaign to remove their elected chief.