11 October 2005

Stories from 11 October 2005

Sub-Saharan Africa: Ubuntu Linux

  11 October 2005

Emeka Okafor, of Timbuktu Chronicles, reports on the launch of a Linux operating system by the Ubuntu community, which believes that “software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the...

Uganda: Milton Obote dies

  11 October 2005

Black Star Journal writes of former Ugandan dictator Milton Obote, who died recently in South Africa, that his regime was “barely less thuggish than Amin's, but Obote was somewhat erudite and well-spoken so many outsiders never thought he could be as brutal as the bufoonish Amin.”

South Asian earthquake blogging highlights

  11 October 2005

As our South Asia editor Neha Viswanathan wrote yesterday, the Sea Eat bloggers who brought you up-to-date infromation about victims, relief efforts, and donation opportunities for the 2004 Tsunami are doing the same thing for the South Asian Earthquake with the South Asia Quake Help blog. They're doing a fabulous...

Jordan: Mini Films around Jordan

  11 October 2005

nasimjo says that The Jordanian Royal Film Committee started to have shows outside Amman. He hopes to attend Jerash's show in order to report the reaction of the attendants.

Iraq: Privatization in Iraq

  11 October 2005

Baghdad Dweller says that extreme right-wing trying aggressively to spread a myth that privatization is the ultimate solution to the Third-World countries economic problems, the same myth is also adopted by less-educated natives of these countries while the truth is upside down.

Egypt: Khufu

  11 October 2005

Ritzy is excited about the news of sending a new robot in to the great pyramid of Khufu (a.k.a Cheops) to reveal what is behind the mystery shafts. She says, maybe there is a chance that there is another burial chamber. Maybe Khufu's mummy is still in the pyramid.

Hurricane Stan Update from Oscar Mota

  11 October 2005

I just got done instant messaging with Oscar Mota who has been covering hurricane Stan's destruction on Guatemala at DesdeGuate.com from his home in Guatemala City. What follows are translated excerpts from our conversation: OM: I haven't personally been affected, but already there are millions out there who are …...

Slovenia: Parliament TV

  11 October 2005

The Glory of Carniola says that should Slovenia end up with a television station broadcasting live from parliament, there should be plenty of opportunities for entertainment.

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