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1 November 2005

Stories from 1 November 2005

China: Media Debate

Asiapundit and Bingfeng Teahouse engage in a spirited debate over Westerners, the media and China.

Indonesia: Bridge Blogging

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...

China: Subway as Metaphor

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

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

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...

Philippines: Servantitis

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

Voices From Zimbabwe Plus

A weekly blog round up of the latest from the Burundi, DRC, Rwanda, Malawi, and Zimbabwean blogospheres.

DRC: Terrifying anarchy

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...

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...

Kenya: New development models

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...

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

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...

Africa: islands of enlightenment

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...

Somaliland Diaspora: Abdourahman Waberi

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...

Hip hop: Rosa Parks

Obifromsouthlondon has his own rememberance of civil rights activist Rosa Parks “Everyone move to the back of the bus”

Ghana: GIA

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...

Nigeria: Olamide Adeyooye

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...

Iranian Bloggers Write about Ahmadinejad's Speech & Israel

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...

Poland: Chicago Voters

PolBlog notes that Polish voters in Chicago overwhelmingly voted for Kaczyinski in the recent presidential election.

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