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27 October 2005

Stories from 27 October 2005

El Salvador: Brain Drain

Tim comments on the release of a recent World Bank report on “brain drain,” which found that “one third of Salvadorans with a professional education live outside of El Salvador.”

Colombia: La Cocterlera Nominated for BOB

blogscolombia.com proudly announces that Valentina's weblog, Colombian Realities has been nominated for a Best of Blogs award.

Hands Off Venezuela – In Paris, Chavez speaks of the revolution and salutes the work of “Hands Off Venezuela!”

Hands Off Venezuela gets props from Chavez in Paris. Topochoblog estimates that there are around 3,000 weblogs in Venezuela and asks his readers what their impact has been so far...

Argentina: Sunday's Election and Bush's Visit

Ian of GoodAirs tries to give more meaning to last Sunday's election compared to what he saw as a boring, girl fight story picked up by the international media. Meanwhile,...

Trinidad and Tobago: Bombs and Media Transparency

Georgia Popplewell posts about yet another small bomb explosion in Port of Spain and includes a map of the five recent explosions to hit the capitol city. Jacqueline A. Morris...

Israel: Fear and loathing in Mideast

Lisa Goldman of on the face blog says: “We Jews and Arabs, we live side-by-side and we watch each other and we interact (sometimes) but we don't really know each...

Bahrain: Real Jews

Zainab Alkhawaja wonders, who is real Jews?

Bahrain: 2006 F1 Kick Off

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) would officially kick off the 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship season, Mahmood reports.

Egypt: Egyptian Intelligence

Did you know that this Year the Egyptian Intelligence is celebrating its 50th year anniversary? Zeinobia writes.

Iran: The fundamentalist minority

Hossein Derakhshan feels very sorry about what the Iran's president has recently said. “But I have to say he doesn't represent the way the majority in Iran think“, he adds.

Iraq: Palestine Hotel Attack

Christopher says that Monday’s attack on the Palestine Hotel was not targeting journalists, but a security company in the hotel, according to my sources in the insurgency.

Israel: Anyone here called Rachel and dead?

Levi9909 of Jews Sans Frontieres blog writes: “The good news is that there is a cantata celebrating/commemorating the tragically short life of Rachel Corrie, the International Solidarity Movement activist murdered...

Palestine: An Eye for an Eye and a Tit for Tat Attacks

Sabbah wonders; can’t the media be fair? Or is it Halal for Israelis to kill Palestinians and Haraam for Palestinians to kill Israelis? It's all a Tit for tat, and...

Palestine: US Entreats Abbas to Kill His Own

umkahlil says that the US, in all its constructive chaos glory, once again entreats Mohammed Abbas to preside over the killing of his own people.

South Africa: Jacob Zuma

South African blog Commentary discusses the left's support for disgraced South African politician Jacob Zuma, who is presently on trial for corruption, which they are equating with “real” democracy.

Tanzania: Agricultural investment

Tanzanian blog Agricultural Information posts about a survey of potential investment farmland which will also be used for research & training. The survey was undertaken in the Kigoma Region of...

Kenya: colonial portrayal of africa

What an African Woman Wants takes non-African authors (Ryszard Kapuscinski, Karen Blixen and Shiva Naipaul) to task on their portrayal of Africa and African life and their “puzzling lack of...

Cameroon: Life with mice and roaches

Jennifer Kennedy is spending two years working as a teacher in Cameroon. Her blog Life in Cameroon chronicles her daily experiences which in this case is trying to come to...

Ethiopia: Trafficking to Bahrain

Friends of Ethiopia has a post about an Ethiopian woman who has gone public with her story about being trafficked to Bahrain. Her story has been made into a film...

Nigeria: Ministerial celebrations

Eseme Udoekong's My Africa gives us the opportunity of witnessing (text & photos) the ceremony to celebrate the appointment of a Nigerian Minister, in this case Mrs Helen Esuene, the...

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