27 October 2005

Stories from 27 October 2005

El Salvador: Brain Drain

  27 October 2005

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.”

Argentina: Sunday's Election and Bush's Visit

  27 October 2005

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, Mirko doesn't understand why Argentines are making so much fuss about Bush's upcoming visit [ES] for the Summit of the...

Trinidad and Tobago: Bombs and Media Transparency

  27 October 2005

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 wonders why local media did not bring up Trinidad and Tobago's high rating in Reporters Without Borders’ “Third Annual Worldwide...

Israel: Fear and loathing in Mideast

  27 October 2005

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 other. We think we do, but we don't. Ignorance leads to fear, and too often fear does lead to loathing.”

Israel: Anyone here called Rachel and dead?

  27 October 2005

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 by an Israeli caterpillar driver. The bad news is that the sickos at the Zionist Federation are seeing fit to...

South Africa: Jacob Zuma

  27 October 2005

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

  27 October 2005

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 Tanzania.

Kenya: colonial portrayal of africa

  27 October 2005

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 understanding of the depth of offense and injury” their writings cause to Africans.

Cameroon: Life with mice and roaches

  27 October 2005

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 terms with roaches and mice and having her friend who is Japanese being identified as Chinese –

Ethiopia: Trafficking to Bahrain

  27 October 2005

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 by the International Organisaiton of Migration in order to end the silence around the trafficking of Ethiopian women.

Nigeria: Ministerial celebrations

  27 October 2005

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 new Minister of Health. The celebration was sponsored by the International Christian Chambers of Commerce (ICCC) and Intercessors For Nigeria...

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Detention center blaze

  27 October 2005

Somali/Dutch blog ayaan hirsi ali – has a report on the fire in a Netherlands detention center for illegal immigrants and drug dealers which resulted in the death of 1o people and a further 15 injured. Prisoners have accused the guards of a slow response despite cries for help.

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