1 November 2005

Stories from 1 November 2005

Indonesia: Bridge Blogging

  1 November 2005

Dom Elson at The Lucretius Plan observes how, after a bridge on a key road in Flores, Indonesia is washed out by flash floods, locals still manage to devise ways to get minibuses and motorcycles across.

China: Subway as Metaphor

  1 November 2005

On his daily Beijing subway ride, Austin Arensberg has a miniature epiphany: the daily struggle for seats on the train is a metaphor for all of China.

Indonesia: Reactions to Beheadings

  1 November 2005

Macam-Macam does a quick roundup of blog reactions to last week's beheadings of three Christian schoolgirls in Poso on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.

Malaysia, Singapore: Cross-Causeway Catfight

  1 November 2005

The Flyz's Blog chronicles the controversy that erupted after Singapore celebrity chick-blogger XiaXue posted comments about toilets for the handicapped. Malaysian blogger Kimberlycun called for a boycott of the products that advertise on XiaXue's blog. Disabled blogger Peter Tan also chimed in. The deluge of email forced some to pull...

Philippines: Servantitis

  1 November 2005

Ricky Carandang has a theory why the Philippines is a “low-trust” society: being raised with too many servants.

DRC: Terrifying anarchy

  1 November 2005

Travelling blogger, Rezendi (Jon Evans) is presently reporting from Goma in the DRC which he describes as the “wild East” . A personal perspective on the chaotic existence of life in Goma, it's relationship with other countries in the region such as Rwanda, MONUC (UN forces) and the “hordes” of...

  1 November 2005

Kenyan poet, Mshairi has a “poetry block” but still manages to produce a short poem on “writers block” - nothing, no words, no phrases, no expressions, my inner muse has fled, along with her companion, creativity, and the verse?

Kenya: New development models

  1 November 2005

Kenyan Pundit is working on alternatives to the “development aid” model of solving some of the “challenges facing Africa” . She also complains about the falling standards of journalism in Kenya.

A look at the blogosphere in the Horn of Africa and Sudan

  1 November 2005

The term Horn of Africa in this report represents Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia. Ethiopian bloggers have been busy assessing the political situation in their country following general elections held there in May 2005 which the ruling party of Prime Minister Meles Zewani reportedly won. Ethiopundit in an article entitled Politics...

Africa: islands of enlightenment

  1 November 2005

Zimbabwean Pundit guest writer, Eddie Cross asks whether African is going through a period similar to the European “Dark Ages”. However he states that despite the poverty and decay the continent is experiencing there are “islands of englightenment”. “You can find such places by visiting our private schools where dedicated...

Somaliland Diaspora: Abdourahman Waberi

  1 November 2005

Voice of Somaliland Diaspora-Ottawa introduces readers to novelist, journalist, essayist, poet. Abdourahman A. Waberi was born in 1965 in Djibouti. “He spent his childhood and adolescence in Northeast Africa. As Djibouti declared its independence from France in 1977, Waberi was just twelve years old, and he was heavily influenced by...

Ghana: GIA

  1 November 2005

The Trials and Tribulations of a freshly arrived-Denizan reports on the launch of Ghana's new national airline to be known as GIA (Ghana International Airways) – whatever happened to Ghana Airways?

Nigeria: Olamide Adeyooye

  1 November 2005

A disturbing report from Molara Wood – the body of 21 year old, Olamide Adeyooye has been found dead in burnt out chicken coop in Mississippi. “May the beautiful Olamide now rest in peace.“

Iranian Bloggers Write about Ahmadinejad's Speech & Israel

  1 November 2005

Ahmadinejad’s speech about Israel created a lot of emotions and reactions around the world. Iranian president said that Israel must be wiped from map! According to President “With God’s help we will experience a world without USA and Israel”! UN Security Council condemned Iran and World’s Media is still talking...

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