Stories from 7 November 2005
Beautiful Horizons calls the Bush-Lula joint statement a “study in hypocrisy. Boz says the U.S. must follow through on promises to cut farm subsidies. Comings Communique wishes Brazilian protesters against Bush would get better translators.
Rob Mercatante discusses Guatemala's place in Western Hemisphere drug smuggling while Chapinadas is thankful for the aid of 600 Cuban doctors [ES] currently in Guatemala to help hurricane Stan victims.
Descriping here hometwon during her Eid vists, Farah says, “I cannot begin to describe the comfort I'm instantly overcome with as soon as I set foot in to this land. It is a land where simplicity prevails, where maintaining a kind heart and an affectionate, caring and God fearing soul...
Luís Afonso Assumpção goes through the speculation that the Cuban government helped finance Lula's presidential campaign. Comings Communique posts an audio file describing, among other things, Brazilian red tape.
Nadine Farid offers an up-close description of the rioting at the Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata.
Guillermo Juan Parra introduces Venezuelan poet and novelist, Antonia Palacios and posts the first of eight translated poems.
While most news wire took the comments of the Iranian president Mahmud Ahmadinejad on Israel out of context, in peacepalestine, an article from Tehran Times explains the context in which his speech occurred. It turned out that the Iranian president did not mean a phsycial annihilation of Israel, but rather...
Este artículo también está disponible en español The Bloggos group has chosen five of the best Costa Rican weblogs and the voting has already begun. The five finalists are: Caos entre ángeles y demonios fusildechispas betobeto.com korova-milk-bar Medea Material Best of luck to all the finalists. You can vote here.
Head Heeb reports on the latest developments in the conflict in ‘Cote d'Ivoire. French peacekeeping troops are once again responsible for the death of an Ivoirian – this time a local gang leader – who was suffocated to death by an amored vehicle. However Heeb points out that this time...
Tanzanian/Ugandan blog East African_Peripetatic reports that Ugandan democracy is still ” a big dream“
Zimbabwean Pundit reports on the weekends demonstrations by a coalition of civic action groups “National Constitutional Assembly (NCA), and the heavy handed response of Mugabe's security forces. On “Saturday, police used teargas to break up protests in the five major cities by members of the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) civic...
Ethiopundit provides an analysis of the government of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia 14 years after liberation “MELES THE SUPERMAN SWALLOWS GOLD AND SPOUTS JUNK“
Friends of Ethiopia looks at the border crisis between Ethiopia and it's neighbour Eritrea and notes that the crisis conicided with the continued political violence in Addis and Adaba.
Chippla's Weblog discusses an article “Between African Culture and Modernization” which “reminisces a lot about the good old days when most societies in Africa lived by societal norms and mores (or African culture if you prefer) before the advent of the European colonisers which changed all that forever.”
Kaskol Haji who presents himself as a faithful person to Islamic Republic wrote an open letter to Ahmadinejad. Haji mentioned raising prices of some products by goverment has disappointed many who voted Ahmadinejad. (Persian)
Nigerian blogger, Grandiose Parlour celebrates Nigerian musician, Tu Face who recently won MTVs “Best African Artists of the Year” award.
What an African Woman Thinks discusses how it feels to be the only Black woman working in a large global Faith Based Organisation “This has been my reality all my working life: I don't know any different, so I just do what I have to do.”
Afromusings is struck by “the fact that the anti colonial movement, a part of Kenyan history inspired liberalism and the civil rights movement in America (60’s and 70’s)” but is disappointed that “that special thing (for lack of a better word) that inspired Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and...
Feeling like ‘…woman standing at the edge of belonging, watching as male speaks to male, white speaks to white’, Keeper of her thoughts describes how it feels to work in a faith-based donor organisation largely led by white men. In response to the recent violence in Kisumu, prousette takes issue...
Neila Charchour Hachicha says that here blog, the PLM's website and a number of dissident sites and blogs are accessible again in Tunisia. She hopes these are not just ponctual measures taken only before the WSIS in order to give a better image of the Tunisian regime.
Erkan says, Zaman is the first online Turkish newspaper and as far as I know it is only paper that is completely translated from Turkish to English. It is again the first newspaper that had an op-ed page.