15 December 2005

Stories from 15 December 2005

Nigeria: aviation sector

  15 December 2005

Chippla continues is expose of the Nigerian aviation industry……”Sosoliso Airlines, which was involved in a recent crash and Chanchangi Airlines. The fact that Chanchangi Airlines had remained flying all this while is nothing short of shocking. Without a doubt, it would easily earn the unenviable title of being ‘the most...

Nigeria: Credit

  15 December 2005

Timbaland of Nigeria writes about the newly available credit to Nigerian citizens..…”The Nigerian economy is fast becoming an advanced one with the inevitable e-commerce boom coming up soon and the consolidation exercise, the outlook of the future is bright. Extending credit to the general Nigerian populace would have been looked...

South Africa: Gay marriage

  15 December 2005

Fodder from South Africa reports on the move towards gay marriage in the country. “Firstly a large part of the argument against gay marriage is that it'll weaken marriage as a union between two people. But lets be honest here – marriage is already in crisis and thus far it...

Kenya: going home

  15 December 2005

Moving Back Home (to Nairobi) is still learning and observing life in Nairobi for the 20 and 30 somethings…”did i mention that i LOVE nairobi. i LOVE nairobi. something about this place that allows you to simply be.”

Somalialand – Somalia

  15 December 2005

The Voice of Somaliland Diaspora – Ottawa provides a brief historical explanation of the Somaliland/Somalia issue and accuses Somalia of crying crocodile tears for the revival of the doomed union of the two provinces/countries. If you are not familiar with the history of the two countries this piece is very...

Ethiopia: Meles and Jackie Brown

  15 December 2005

Ethiopundit puts Jackie Brown to the test against Meles and his gang, the violence in Ethiopia and the European Union.…”The obvious point is of course that like the cops in the movie, the EU is far more interested in defending the helpless of any kind than Ordell or Meles are....

Titanic Express massacre

  15 December 2005

Agathon Rwasa demands justice over the Titanic Express massacre 5 years ago….”On December 28th 2000, twenty-one unarmed civilians, including Arthur Kabunda, Ibrahim Mugabo, Judith Nduwayo, Laetitia Mbyeyinzima, Charlotte Wilson and Richard Ndereyimana were massacred after their bus was ambushed at Mageyo, close to the Burundian capital Bujumbura. The attackers opened...

Nigeria: GV 05

  15 December 2005

Soul on Ice blogs on last Saturday's GV summit with some “cool” photos! (Had to put this one in) “I had the honour and privilege last weekend of attending the Global Voices 2005 London Summit thanks to the Sokari Ekine (okrasoup/black looks). Great Lady and an inspiration. To say it...

Iran: Ahmadinejad & Israel

  15 December 2005

Hoder, a Toronto based blogger, says Ahmadinejad and some other conservative personalities like Keyhan (persian) newspaper's editor are following an anti Isareli line for following reasons: 1- Ahmadinejad is trying to distract his base from the promises he'd given about improving people's living standard and distributing the oil revenue equally...

The Iraqi Elections-A Blogger Analysis

  15 December 2005

By the time you begin reading this polls will have opened in Iraq. In 15 other countries expatriate voting began on Tuesday. Iraqis spent a tense and quiet night waiting for dawn. However amid warnings (proven now false) of a mass poisoning of the water system, multiple candidate assasinations, and...

Poland: Where the Past Never Dies

  15 December 2005

the beatroot reports that charges against General Wojciech Jaruzeski are being prepared connected to actions he took during the country's period of martial law. He and many Poles argue that his declaration of martial law saved the country from a Soviet invasion.

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