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12 December 2005

Stories from 12 December 2005

Chile: Covered in WiMax

Pablo Bastidas (ES) and FayerWayer (ES) both comment on Entel‘s recent announcement to blanket 14 of Chile's biggest cities with WiMax internet access.

Mexico: Día de la Virgen

Happy Día de la Virgen. Calypso MX has a description while photographer Carlos Bravo offers his own contribution, which resonates wide amongst the Flickr community.

Lebanese Bloggers Outraged at Journalist Slaying

(Artwork, Beirut Spring) Today, a prominent anti-Syrian politician and Journalist was killed in a car-bomb explosion in Beirut. The Lebanese bloggers were quick to show their disgust, shock and fury....

Sudan: Darfur children

Passion of the Present writes on a UNICEF project to provide safe places for refugee children to help them overcome trauma and malnutrition…..UNICEF is supporting 46 ‘child-friendly spaces’ in five...

India: Women's War

India: Women's War

Zimbabwe: WOZA

This is Zimbabwe - reports on WOZA – Women of Zimbabwe Arise – who took to the streets of Harare on Saturday 10th December which was Human Rights Day. During...

India: Sitting MPs and Ducks

India: Sitting MPs and Ducks

India: Urban spaces

India: Urban spaces

Zimbabwe: WOZA

This is Zimbabwe - reports on WOZA – Women of Zimbabwe Arise – who took to the streets of Harare on Saturday 10th December which was Human Rights Day. During...

Mzansi Afrika reports about the policy of evictions in African urban centers – this time in Lagos Nigeria….”Police broke down the gate of a huge housing complex to oust thousands...

Africa: trade not aid

African Unchained writes that Africa needs trade not aid……”The best thing that America and Europe can do for Africa is not to give it handouts but to reduce trade barriers...

Bangladesh: Why the violence

Bangladesh: Why the violence

Nepal: Communist Party meet

Nepal: Communist Party meet

Liberia: Illegal mining continues.

Black Star Journal writes on a Global Witness report which states “An upsurge in illegal diamond mining and logging by ex-combatants in Liberia is undermining international efforts to promote good...

Kenya: Lazy press

Kenyan Pundit comments on the amnesia of the Kenyan Press….”I think the Kenyan press is no less complicit and it is time that they should be taken to task. For...

Pakistan: Kite Flying

Pakistan: Kite Flying

Nigeria: plane crash

Grandiose Parlour reports on yet another plane crash in Nigeria which killed 101 people half of whom were children……….”The incessant and unnecessary loss of lives in Nigeria is nothing but...

Ethiopia: Pro Meles website

Redeem Ethiopia reports on a new “propaganda” website called “Himbasha Commentary” which they believe is an online outlet for the EPRDF (Meles Party) in Ethiopia….”We are convinced that the intended...

Kenya: Blogs unlimited

MentalAcrobatics introduces the new Kenyan Unlimited Open Blog – “There have been waves in the Kenyan blogosphere with the launch of the KenyaUnlimited Open Blog. This Open Blog is an...

African women's blogsphere this week

Black Looks writes about an interesting development in the Central African Republic which has banned the media from broadcasting or writing misogynistic music and articles following the Communication Minister’s directive...

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