17 October 2005

Stories from 17 October 2005

Africa: white writers

  17 October 2005

Diary of a Mad Kenyan Woman, discusses the issue of the contribution of “white” writers in African literary history and the arbitrary changing of people´s social categories in order to fit in to the category of “white”. Since when was Franz Fanon “white” ? “he would be twirling like a...

  17 October 2005

Emeka Okafor´s blog Africa Unchained reports on the investigate journalism of Elendu Reports by Jonathan Elendu and Sowore Omoyele

Iraq: Baghdad's Ancient Battery

  17 October 2005

A Free Writer says that while excavating ruins of a 2000-year-old village near Baghdad, workers discovered mysterious small vase. German archaeologist ,Wilhelm Konig, examined the object and came to a surprising conclusion that the clay pot was nothing less than an ancient electric battery.

Iraq: Saddam never gassed his own people

  17 October 2005

A Family From Mosul writes: A much-discussed article in The New Yorker last March did not make reference to the Defense Intelligence Agency report or consider that Iranian gas might have killed the Kurds. On the rare occasions the report is brought up, there is usually speculation, with no proof,...

  17 October 2005

African Music for the Masses Blog, Benn Loxo Du Taccu remembers one of Africa´s greatest musicans Congolese master guitarist Franco, who 20 years after his death is still heard daily on the streets of Africa.

Iran: What if Tehran shakes like that?

  17 October 2005

Mr.Behi writes that after each Earthquake inside or outside Iran, People of Tehran get shaken and alarms about the earthquake that our city has been waiting for, start to flash. Tehran is not at all prepared for such a shake. It is very populated, has many historical and thus old...

Egypt: Alexandria on Sectarian Fire

  17 October 2005

The Big Pharaoh says that around 3000 Muslim protesters surrounded a church in Alexandria to protest a church play that they deemed as “offensive to Islam.” Police cordoned off the building to protect it from the angry crowd.

  17 October 2005

Kiswahili blog, Mwandani reports that the legacy of former Tanzanian President, the late Julius Nyerere has gone astray in the corrupt environment of the ongoing election campaigns.

Bahrain Film Festival 2005

  17 October 2005

From Mahmood's Blog: The Bahrain Cinema Club in Association with Al-Ayam 13th Cultural Festival cordially invite you to the opening of Bahrain Film Days at 9pm on October 18th at the International Exhibition Centre where the film “The Confession” will be screened by Bahraini director Bassam Al-Thawadi.

Anti-terror TV During Ramadan

  17 October 2005

Sabbah says that terrorism is the dominating theme in two major soap operas series during Ramadan this year and aired through Arab television venues, like the Middle East Broadcasting Company (MBC), Syria, Jordan, and Abu Dhabi television stations.

  17 October 2005

Ethiopian Paradox predicts the end of Prime Minister “Meles the Terrible” of Ethiopia as the country remains in the grip revolutionary fervor with one “Mahal Sefari” leading the movement.

Algeria: AU Conference on Gender

  17 October 2005

Nouri bin Khalid agrees that women in Africa need to be more aggressive in their efforts to face up to the various challenges, but he do think that the men should do their part to help women get ahead too.

  17 October 2005

LinuxChix Africa partners with Kasi Open Source Software (KOSS) and takes Open Source software into the urban townships of South Africa and then on to the rural areas and villages

  17 October 2005

Bronwyn of Mzansi Afrika reports on the appalling lack of housing faced by South Africa´s urban poor and migrant population.

Miriam Makeba: Africa’s best loved diva farewell tour

  17 October 2005

In a career spanning over 40 years, Miriam Makeba, still regal at 73, is marking the end of her performing years with a 14-month farewell tour she says to thank the people in the countries where she has performed. Miriam Makeba or Mama Africa as she is fondly known is...

Qatar: Garangao

  17 October 2005

Mohammed says that Garangao (aka Gergea'an), celebrated on the 14th day of Ramadan (which falls on the 17 October 2005), is special to the Gulf region and is believed to have its roots in the pearl-diving tradition of the region. This evening, children, clad in their traditional clothes, will come...

From the Palestinian Blogsphere

  17 October 2005

Palestine Blogs stresses the similarities between the Apartheid Wall in South Africa and the Israeli Apartheid Wall in Palestine in the ethnic nature and colonial agenda. Mohammed Abed further adds that the withdrawal from new homelands in Palestine is also similar to what happened in South Africa. Mohammed urges for...

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site