8 November 2005

Stories from 8 November 2005

Video blog: The Liberian Refugees of Buduburam

  8 November 2005


Video documentary of my July 2005 visit to the Liberian refugee camp in Buduburam, Ghana. I learn about the challenges faced by Liberians forced to flee their homeland, as well as some of the training programs available to them. I visit one of the camp's telecentres, as well as an women's literacy support group. Music used with permission of Alula Records.
Nine minutes, 50 megabytes.

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Venezuela: Danilo Anderson Murder Trial

  8 November 2005

Leftside and Venezuela News and Views both opine on the recent indictment of seven prominent Venezuelans in the murder trial of Danilo Anderson as he was investigating the 2002 coup of Hugo Chavez. Daniel of Venezuela News and Views also links to and recommends a video of Anderson's friend, Carlos...

Iraq: Fallujah Massacre and Chemical Weapons

  8 November 2005

LadyBird of Baghdad Dweller, Nur al-Cubicle, thecutter of PeacePalestine and Sabbah, all write about the breaking news of the proof that the U.S. troops used Chemical Weapons in Iraq. The movie was broadcast by the Italian RAI News 24 today, and created a shock around the world about a controversy...

Race in Europe

  8 November 2005

Commenting on the trouble in France, Naijablog, observes that “what is taking place in France is only an extreme version of what you can see up and down the UK at the moment.”

Nigeria: Finance minister

  8 November 2005

South African blog, The Hope Flower, comments on an article in the UK Guardian about Nigeria's finance minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who is one of only three women finance ministers in the world. Hope Flower finds the piece interesting as it addresses relationship with motherhood and ambition – something that...

French riots

  8 November 2005

Senegalese blogger, SEMEtt l'etincelle noire comments the continued riots in the cities of France. He presents us with his thoughts on TOLERANCE: “Tolerance and indiference. indiference is a condition with no pain or pleasure without worry or desire/ indiference has nothing to do with tolerance/ tolerance is acceptance of difference/...

News about Iranian Blogs: Filtering, New book and Ramadan

  8 November 2005

In Iran, government is privatising filtering! A company, “Delta Global”, gets exclusivity from Iranian government to impose filtering on virtual world. Irony of story is that American softwares are used to block Iranian sites & blogs! American companies say that Iran uses their softwares without permission or payment. Probably Iranian...

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