14 November 2005

Stories from 14 November 2005

Ethiopia: Government by trikery

  14 November 2005

Ethiopundit reports on the BBC news item stating that the Ethiopian government had released 2,417 who had been detained during last weeks demonstrations. However, Ethiopundit points out that “We only have the word of a murderous dictatorship that these people were released. No one knows how many were arrested to...

Zimbabwe: life in Harare

  14 November 2005

Harare Diary by Fire Pussy is thinking that living in Zimbabwe is like living in a constant state of “maybe” where failure has become a way of life. “When you wake up you don’t know whether you’ll have running water, electricity, or fuel. Whether, on your way to the office,...

Ghana: WSIS

  14 November 2005

The Trials & Tribulations of a Freshly-Arrived Denizen is in Tunis attending the WSIS conference and from his two reports he seems to be in awe of the city and it's people. “Looks like Tunis is capitalising big-time, as one would do, on its status as the cynosure of the...

Burundi: Agathon Rwasa

  14 November 2005

Agathon Rwasa reports that outgoing Tanzania president, Benjamin Mkapa, will ask the next government to ensure that Burundian rebel leader Agathon Rwasa of the PALIPEHUTU-FNL does not operate from Tanzania.

China: Bothered by the BBC

  14 November 2005

Worried that he'd be forced to focus on censorship & politics, Chinese blogger wangpei canceled an interview with the BBC on the Chinese bloggers’ conference, and feels thankful that he did. He emailed a friend in Dublin, who responded: “Overall, you need to realise that very few people in the...

China: Profiles in Courage

  14 November 2005

On the often excellent We Observe the World, two profiles of different kinds of courage: a portrait of a migrant fruit seller and a muckraking news program.

China, Taiwan: Self-Criticism

  14 November 2005

EastSouthWestNorth explains why he covers China, Taiwan and Hong Kong the way he does — why he selects the stories he translates and posts and how he approaches each geopolitical entity. The View from Taiwan responds.

Philippines: Bar Dues

  14 November 2005

Law professor J.J. Disini touches on the things nerve-wracked Filipino law students do and feel before their bar exam.

Vietnam: Dead Fishes

  14 November 2005

Vietnamese God notices people have been collecting the dead fish that have been appearing in Truc Bach Lake, and worries about why.

African women blogging this week

  14 November 2005

Mama JunkYard who has been on a blogging hiatus is back and is disgusted by the use of vague, incorrect and ‘less offensive words’ and images to sanitise women's bodies and emissions when terms such as ‘feminine hygiene products’ are used to describe sanitary towels and tampons or when blue...

KenyanSphere This Week

  14 November 2005

FreakEngineer objects, and objects again to how Yahoo categorizes the news on its news page, specifically those to do with Africa, finding the rationale decidedly wanting: It seems that everything sad or disheartening or whatever bad thing that is happening on in the world is bunched up in the Yahoo Africa...

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