27 October 2005

Stories from 27 October 2005

Burundi: Agathon Rwasa

  27 October 2005

Agathon Rwasa - the blog set up to highlight the atrocities committed by Burundi rebel group, the FNL and to ensure their leader Agathon Rwasa is brought to justice – reports that even Rwandan genocidaires the FDLR (Democratic Forces for Rwanda Liberation) are denying collaborating with the FNL to destablise...

China: Sprucing Up Blogs

  27 October 2005

Chinese blog service Bokee.com has launched a tour of campuses to teach students how to make more interesting blogs.

Hong Kong: BitTorrent Conviction

  27 October 2005

Chan Nai-Ming has the dubious distinction of being the first person convicted in Hong Kong for seeding films for BitTorrent P2P file-sharing. Chatter Garden has thoughts here and here.

Philippines: Political Ads

  27 October 2005

Manila streetwalker Carlos Celdran is stopped short by a set of billboards on a corner — all depicting heirs of famous political families using sex to hawk consumer goods.

South Korea: Historical Amnesia

  27 October 2005

At The Marmot's Hole, a lively discussion centering around U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton's comment that South Korea's move further away from U.S. interests reflects a “historical amnesia.”

Taiwan: Ally Lost

  27 October 2005

Coming Anarchy comments on Taiwan's latest diplomatic loss: Senegal now recognizes Beijing.

Kiswahili Bloggers this week

  27 October 2005

Tanzanian Kiswahili bloggers continue to write about the presidential and parliamentary elections taking at the end of the month. Mwandani comes across an open letter of advice addressed to the “incoming president,” Jakaya Kikwete. Although Tanzanians have not yet cast their votes to elect the new president, the ruling party’s...

Pulse of the Saudi Blogosphere

  27 October 2005

This week, Abu Hamad has a question to his Saudi readers: “what would you do if Bush and his “junta” decided to invade Saudi?” He thinks that with current state of affairs it is extremely unlikely, but asks his reader not to try to limit their imaginations. Farooha had a...

This weeks voices from Nigeria and Ghana

  27 October 2005

Chippla reports on the Belleveiw plane crash in Nigeria last weekend. He talks about the first few hours after the plane crashed. He gave an account of Nigerian's perception of Bellview Airlines and why Nigerians considered it the safest, until that black Sunday. UKNaija raises questions about the Nigerian search...

Barbados: Reconciliation Walk Really About Reconciliation?

  27 October 2005

Commenting on today's “reconciliation walk to relive the horrors of slavery and the slave trade,” This, That & Whatever asks if this is not really “about what a bunch of (well-meaning, I'm sure) white folk can do to feel all righteous and good about themselves?” Commenters seem to think it...