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22 November 2005

Stories from 22 November 2005

Armenia: Sculptures

An American Dramaturg in Armenia posts photos of Yerevan's many sculptures.

Armenia: Referendum Roundup

neweurasia has the latest on the upcoming constitutional referendum in Armenia.

Hungary: The Index Incident

Hungarian Accent rounds up Hungarian blogosphere discussion on “The Index Incident.”

Tajikistan: Fighting HIV

neweurasia reports that Tajikistan is determined to combat HIV before it becomes a problem which is quite rare for the region.

Cambodia: Euthanasia Websites, Water Festival, and More

Euthanasia Websites An American citizen who owned websites advocating ‘euthanasia tourism’ in Kampot, a French-era beach town, has been sued by Kampot Province's governor for false information and defamation. “You...

Ukraine: Photos From the Maidan

Veronica Khokhlova has photos from today's Orange Revolution celebrations in Kiev.

Ukraine: Orange Day

Orange Ukraine has a list of things to celebrate on the first anniversary of Ukraine's Orange Revolution.

Bulgaria: Clairvoyant

Nomad Notes reports that the new leader of the German Social Democrats had his rise to power foretold by a Bulgarian clairvoyant many years ago.

Chile, Bolivia: Developing Together

Chilean senator and blogger Fernando Flores traveled to La Paz, Bolivia where he met with various politicians and leaders to discuss bilateral solutions to development, investment, and leadership (ES) in...

El Salvador: Jury verdict against Carranza

Tim's El Salvador Blog has two posts on last Friday's verdict against former Salvadoran Colonel, Nicolas Carranza in a Memphis, Tennessee federal court.

Argentina: World's Best Weblog

The Argentinean weblog A Little Respect, I'm Your Mother was selected as best weblog of 2005 in the Deutsche Welle International Weblog Awards. A book version of the fictional account...

Open letter to all Costa Ricans and Nicaraguans

Dear brethren: During these ominous days for the relations between our peoples, I would like to issue a call to prudence on both sides of our common border. A stupid...

Zimbabwe: Nuclear Power

This is Zimbabwe reports on Mugabe's latest “if pigs could fly” idea – bringing nuclear power to Zimbabwe. He quotes a piece from the UK Guardian..”“Perhaps Mr Mugabe is also...

Nigeria: Governor jumps bail

A number of Nigerian blogs comment on the recent jumping of bail in the UK by Bayelsa State governor, Dipreye Alamieyeseigha…. Chippla's Weblog, Grandoise Parlour, Musings of a Naijaman.

Malawi: Blogs

Soyapi Mumba's Blog provides an update on the Malawian blogosphere with a new list of blogs.

Kenya: Referendum

MentalAcrobatics commenting on yesterday's referendum in Kenya is disappointed that some MPs refused to reveal which side they supported in the vote…..”I feel that there is one group of people...

Namibia: Mass graves found

Mzansi Afrika reports on the discovery of mass graves in Namibia which are thought to date back to 1989, the period when Namibia was occupied by Apartheid South Africa…The graves...

Kenya: Inequality

Feminist African Sister has a shopping experience in which she personally experiences the inequalities that exist in Kenyan society….”That is the state of inequality in Kenya. Yes it is also...

Ethiopia: Crown Council

Ethiopia Pundit publishes a statement by the Crown Council of Ethiopia…..”Regrettably, we seem to remain oblivious to the tragic lessons learned from the terrible events of last June. Indeed, accusations...

South Africa: recognising black achievement

Hope Flower expresses her anger that even in post-apartheid South Africa Black achievement is not celebrated. “Black achievement is still seen as an aberration or as a product of some...

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