10 November 2005

Stories from 10 November 2005

Kiswahili blogosphere this week

  10 November 2005

It looks as if the controversial Zanzibar presidential election will be discussed by Tanzanian bloggers for a long time. Kasri la Mwanazuo, a Tanzanian Kiswahili instructor and journalist based in Texas, discusses reports by election observers concerning the October 20th election. The Zanzibar Electoral Commission announced the incumbent president, Amani...

Jordanian Bloggers React to Amman Bombings

  10 November 2005

Child carrying sign that says “No to Terrorism, down with terrorism and Zarqawi” by Lina Ejeilat from the Amman Demonstrations Flickr Set. The Jordanian community is in a state of rage at the bombings that took place in the much beloved capital Amman on Wednesday night. Demonstration in Amman have...

Morocco: Prisoner's Fast Off

  10 November 2005

Hale from Bloggin’ the Maghreb reports that the Saharawi prisoner's fast, which they first started early in August, and which they stopped in late September, and then started again on October 20th, was “suspended” on November 3rd.

Iraq: Appeal from “Doctors for Iraq”

  10 November 2005

LadyBird of Baghdad Dweller says: “The only hospital in the city is desperately lacking medicines and has requested for basic medicines and surgical equipment to be delivered to the hospital immediately so that doctors can treat the injured and sick.“

Egypt: Parliamentary Elections

  10 November 2005

The Big Pharaoh talking about Egyptian Parliamentary Elections of yesterday, he says: “Muslim Brotherhood managed to win unexpected seats yesterday in Cairo. They are not expected to take over the parliament, but in yesterday's “medium free” elections, the MB are expected to double if not triple their seats in parliament...

Bahrain: Demonstrations

  10 November 2005

Mahmood describing one of yesterday's demonstration in Bahrain for codification of personal and family status laws, he says: “Bahrain is a deeply religious country for the most part and they would not walk, but run to execute the religious leadership's requests, and run they did this afternoon by their thousands....

African Diaspora

  10 November 2005

Africa Unchained reports on a speech by Wangari Maathai on the contribution made by the African Diaspora to local African economies. “I commend the African diaspora for believing in small and medium-sized enterprises, which are key to enabling Africans to fulfil their aspirations for jobs and economic security. The United...

Zanzibar elections

  10 November 2005

East African_Peripetatic, wonders what exactly happened in the recent Zanzibar elections – did election rigging take place or not?

South Africa: Burning trains

  10 November 2005

Mzansi Afrika reports on the burning of trains that is happening in South Africa. “On Tuesday four train carriages were burned in Vereeniging to protest against delays that had apparently been caused by cable theft. Last night angry commuters in Soweto, also fed up with delays, burned four trains at...

Nigeria – WSIS

  10 November 2005

Nigerian blogger, Oro reports on Nigerian Youth-led Activities in the Information Society. “WSIS Nigeria Youth Caucus invites you to a session that will showcase the 20-minute documentary tagged, “Nigeria Rocks”, which unfolds the archive of Nigerian youth involvement (and action) through the entire WSIS process. The session will also feature...

Zimbabwe: US ambassador

  10 November 2005

Zimbabwean social justice blog, Sokwanele, reports on the public rebuking of the US Ambassador, Christopher Dell, by Robert Mugabe. Mugabe accused the ambassador of “inappropriate behaviour” for what he saw as a criticism of his government. To justify the governments action the state controlled newspaper had the nerve to quote...

Ethiopian Jews

  10 November 2005

Ethiopian blog Admas reports that Israel has reached a deal with the Ethiopian government to speed up the ” immigration to the Jewish state of some 20,000 Falashmura, Jewish converts to Christianity who have complained of delays in their promised relocation”. Israel is home to some 200,000 Jews of Ethiopian...

Ken Saro Wiwa

  10 November 2005

Nigerian bloggers remember Ken Saro Wiwa on the 10th anniversary of his excecution by former military dictator, General Sani Abacha. Chippla's Weblog, Nigerian Times, CyBlug (GidiBlog), Molara Wood,

China: Few Economists

  10 November 2005

At Anti's English Blog, an interview with a Hong Kong-based professor Ding Xueliang bemoaning the dearth of qualified economists in China.

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