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10 October 2005

Stories from 10 October 2005

Jordan: Comments On

Hatem and Haitham seems to have some concerns related to switching blogs comments, on or off.

Iran: Neo-Racism

Hoder complaining about US government practice of Special Registration, and see that as Neo-Racism.

North, South Korea: Holiday saga

The continuing saga involving Hyundai Asan Tours and the North Korean government has taken a new twist, writes AsiaPundit.

China: Heritage newsletter

Danwei returns from the National Day holidays with a link to a newsletter on Chinese heritage, edited by Bruce Gordon Doar and Geremie R. Barmé.

Cambodio: Solar-powered bicycle

Cambodia Morning reports on a home-grown invention: the solar-powered bicycle, or SMART bike.

China: Aussie dancer leaves stage

Angry Chinese Blogger reports on how Australian dancer Wang Xuejun was kicked out of China for possession of a banned book: Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party.

Indonesia: Fuel subsidy reductions

Nad's Notes posts a summary of the Indonesian government's plans to replace fuel subsidies with more targeted spending on health, education and low-income households. Via A. Fatih Syuhud.

Nigeria: Aid racket

Blogs Black Looks: “Finally an “insider” blows the whistle on how the U.S. corporatocracy scammed the developing world out of trillions of $.” Read on.

Kenya: Strong constitution

KenyanPundit posts the first part of a long report on a public workshop on the country's proposed new constitution, stirring plenty of reaction in the comments section.

Sudan: Not getting better

Sleepless in Sudan, picking up on the “tragi-comic” tale of African Union hostages who were soon joined by their rescue party, reflects that things aren't getting better in the troubled...

Ethiopia: Still smokin’

Ethiopundit writes a detailed analysis of the effect of current and historical land ownership patterns on poverty in the country, and puts in a plea on behalf of a nicotine-stained...

Uganda: Arrest warrants scupper talks

Uganda-CAN picks up on comments by top Ugandan peace negotiator Betty Bigombe, who says that the issuing of arrest warrants for Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) leaders by the International Criminal...

Zimbabwe: Gogo's journey

Sokwanele tells the story of a Zimbabwean grandmother, “Gogo”, and her attempt to get home in the face of growing fuel shortages across the country.

Egypt: Egyptian Opposition

The Sandmonkey says that Egyptian Opposition unites against Mubarak.

India, Afghanistan: Celebrating Navaratri

India, Afghanistan: Celebrating Navaratri

Bangladesh: The Greenest Delta?

Bangladesh: The Greenest Delta?

Pakistan: Marriage and Morals

Pakistan: Marriage and Morals

Bhutan: All Smiles

Bhutan: All Smiles

India: A Global Help Team

India: A Global Help Team

Brazil: Blogs as a Vehicle for Democracy

Alex de Carvalho, who organized the Brazilian delegation to the 6th annual World Forum on e-Democracy held near Paris summarizes how weblogs have influenced Brazilian politics.

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