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November, 2005

Stories from November, 2005

Sri Lanka: Wikify Wikify Wikify

Sri Lanka: Wikify Wikify Wikify

South Africa: domestic labour

South African blog, Fodder is disgusted at the latest 6.7% increase in wages for domestic workers….”It is a blight on our new democracy that our government says a person can...

Malaysia: “Squatgate” Reporting

Says Project Petaling Street Blog, in the Malaysian police-political scandal rapidly coming to be known as “squatgate,” opposition politicians’ blogs have been much more adept at using the Internet to...

Philippines: Are You Lonesome Tonight?

“The Philippines is one of the world's major exporters of Elvis impersonators,” claims Jessica Zafra. Read about it here.

Singapore: History Lesson

The Higher Criticism reviews the history of pre-colonial Singapore, which is often believed to have been an insignificant nullity.

Singapore: Un-Confucian Government

The Useless Tree debunks the Singapore political elite's self-image as “Confucian gentlemen.”

Africa: Commonwealth conference

Mzansi Afrika is one of the few African blogs to mention the recent Commonwealth Conference which took place in Malta to discuss trade issues. Bronwyn comments…”Well and good. Fair farming...

Taiwan: Poor Report Card

the leaky pen answers the question: “Why is Taiwanese higher education so bad?“

Darfur: firewood patrols

Sleepless in Sudan reports on the return of the “so-called firewood patrols” in Darfur……The idea behind the firewood patrols is pretty simple: the African Union (who has deployed about 6500...

Malawi: Dignitas International

Geeta in Malawi writes on a NGO called Dignitas International which is a humanitarian medical NGO that “responds to the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.”

Zimbabwe: Hijack

This is Zimbabwe writes on a near miss “hijack” …..Today I came close to being hijacked. I got the fright of my life. Two cars were waiting facing opposite directions,...

Congo: November in the DRC

Congo Watch provides a monthly roundup of events in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)…

Ethiopia: VOA

Ethiopian Politics writes in support of the VOA Amharic Program which is described as “A voice to the voiceless”...We the undersigned Ethiopians, Ethio-Americans and friends of Ethiopia who are concerned...

Ethiopia: VOA

Meskel Square reports about an ongoing “war” between Ethiopia and the Voice of America. The battle surrounds VOA broadcast service in Amharic. The Ethiopian News Agency comments on VOA “In...

Kenya: politics

Kenyan Pundit reports that she is “sick and tired of Kenyan politics”….responding to a comment on the sloth that is Kenyan and African politics, she writes “The sloth has unfortunately...

Nigerian Blogosphere

Dabar Objects starts us up this week with “Nigeria and ECommerce: We must be joking”. He pointed out issues about Nigeria doing eCommerce successfully. He discussed why he thinks that...

The Darfur Crisis: Bloggers Speak

The western Sudanese region of Darfur made the headlines for a significant portion of last year when millions of civilians were displaced by fighting between rebel groups and the pro-Sudanese...

Bangladesh bombs: Blog buzz

Yesterday 9 people were killed in Bangladesh in suicide bombings in two court premises. Read what the bloggers around the world are saying about this.

Latin America: Soccer Blogs

Clarín's Weblog Sobre Weblogs charts the growing trend of soccer blogs (ES).

Central America, Caribbean: Garífuna Summit Declaration

Roberto Borrero posts a copy of the Garífuna Summit Declaration signed by six Central American and Caribbean heads of state to safeguard Garífuna culture.

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