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11 November 2005

Stories from 11 November 2005

Costa Rica: Presidential Candidate Blog

J.D. Clarke has discovered that presidential candidate, Oscar Arias has a weblog (ES), which is built with the open source software b2evolution, but so far lacks content. It seems Arias...

Costa Rica: Political Discontent

La versión original de este artículo está disponible en español. Translated by David Sasaki. All pages linked in this article are in Spanish. Everyone is talking about the same thing....

Images from Azerbaijan: Standing For Democracy

“Azadliq Supporter” by commonroman This photo shows a supporter of Azerbaijan's opposition Azadliq (“Freedom”) electoral bloc standing outside one of the bloc's buildings two days after last weekend's parliamentary elections....

Dominica, Venezuela: Bird Rock or Isla de Aves?

Nicholas Laughlin has his eye on recent events that have led to a resurfacing of the land dispute between Venezuela and Dominica over a small island between the two countries.

Chile: Presidential Blog Followup

Andres Soto Bustos has a followup report on how the Chilean presidential candidates are using blogs to reach voters.

Iran: Join WTO!

Golbang says Saudi Arabia has become a new member of World Trade Organization. Blogger asks when Iran will become a member. Among 191 United Nations members only 42 countries are...

Japan, Peru: Is Fujimori Japanese?

After the news of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori's arrest in Chile, Mutant Frog Travelogue wonders what makes Fujimori a Japanese national?

China: Yahoo's New Look

Billy Qiu of HitHat Blog translates a post (Chinese) by keso evaluating Yahoo! China's new look-and-feel.

China: Another Blogger Sued

EastSouthWestNorth posts a translated article on a lawsuit launched by a Nanjing professor against a blogger for alleged defamation.

Iran: Ahmadinejad's Ministers

Jamile Kadiver, a former deputy in Iranian parliament a London based blogger, writes: Ahmadinejad's choices for his Ministers are based on friendship neighbourhood & family ties rather than their qualification...

Egyptian Parliamentary Elections

Few, besides the ones that were already content with the Egyptian status quo or the Muslim Brotherhood, are happy with the outcome of yesterday’s elections. Big Pharaoh considers immigrating, an...

Doctor Blyth in Jos Nigeria

Pediatrician blogger, Mike Blythe of Kid's Doc in Jos blog, celebrates the arrival of much needed children's medicine. “A celebration … the children’s medicines we had been awaiting for months...

Nigeria: Dokubu Asari

Pambazuka News reports on the hunger strike of Nigerian “militant” from the Niger Delta, Dokubu Asari. Asari is protesting against his arrest and continued detention in solitary confinement.


Diary of a Mad Kenyan Woman discusses “Perspectives on Feminism and the Epistemology of Africanist Collaboration”

Africa: Western ambassadors

Zimbabwean Pundit quotes Pan-Africanist writer, Baffour Ankomah, who “irked by the constant delvings of western ambassadors in Africa wants to know what Africa's diplomats in the west are doing that...

EthiopiaL Geffrey Sachs

Ethiopian blogger Wonkette of Weichegud!Et Politics returns to her/his childhood days in Addis Ababa where his neighbours were expat Brits working for an NGO. s/he made friends with the daughter...

Book Review: Skin Folk

As part of his discussion on race and science fiction, Ramblings of an African geek, reviews “Skin Folk” a collection of short stories by African Americna writer Nalo Hopikinson. “The...

Blog Africa

Ethan Zuckerman's My Heart's in Accra announces the resurrection of Blog Africa – the African blogs aggregator.

From corruption to culture – a taste from the southern tip of Africa

As the holiday season approaches, in South Africa this time of year has also become known as cash heist season. As more money is put into circulation to meet the...

India: Soldiers Forgotten

India: Soldiers Forgotten

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