10 October 2005

Stories from 10 October 2005

Iran: Neo-Racism

  10 October 2005

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

China: Heritage newsletter

  10 October 2005

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.

China: Aussie dancer leaves stage

  10 October 2005

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

  10 October 2005

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

  10 October 2005

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

  10 October 2005

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

  10 October 2005

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 region of Darfur, but shares a hilarious tale of “creative problem-solving” at a displaced persons’ camp.

Ethiopia: Still smokin’

  10 October 2005

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 inmate of a Chinese zoo.

Uganda: Arrest warrants scupper talks

  10 October 2005

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 Court has scuppered the latest round of peace negotiations.

Zimbabwe: Gogo's journey

  10 October 2005

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.

Interview with Haitham Sabbah

  10 October 2005

Our beloved Middle East/North Africa editor Haitham Sabbah was recently interviewed by Italian journalist Paola Caridi, who writes for news agency Lettera22. Their conversation focuses on some of the deep questions of the Middle Eastern blogosphere. Why do people blog – are reasons personal or political? Are blogs a method...

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