19 December 2005

Stories from 19 December 2005

Afghanistan: AfghaniStar

  19 December 2005

Q. A. Shah of Kabulog writes that seeing AfghaniStar (think American Idol, Pop Idol, or Eurovision) makes him wonder that if Afghanistan is to have this type of pop culture, whether or not it could use a cynical hipster culture to go along with it.

Evo Morales: Bolivia's New President

  19 December 2005

“Grandmother and Grandson After Voting” (Photo Copyright 2005 Jonathan Lieberman) Este artículo también está disponible en español. It would seem that Bolivia has found itself a new president-elect in Evo Morales, the leftist candidate of the MAS (Movement Toward Socialism) party. For the latest vote count, Miguel Buitrago of MABB...

Egypt: Karim Interview's Chomsky

  19 December 2005

Karim Elsahy finally made his interview with Noam Chomsky. He describe it as a lecture than an interview. Karim thinks that Chomsky is too extreme for him. Though he find his ideas factually correct and certainly logical, he find them lacking a certain “on the grounds” reality that makes them,...

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: Once Upon a Time

  19 December 2005

Photo credit: Raising Yousuf Little Yousuf (one year and 8 months old) played in a pumpkin patch in Maryland and fed some pet goats while in the US. Few days later he was shaking, terrified and disoriented. Photo credit: Angela CafeLulu paused to appreciate the breath-taking sunset she probably needed...

Ethiopia: Blogging

  19 December 2005

In the last couple of months there has been a huge growth spat in Ethiopian blogs – one trend is they seem to be reviewing each other – Meskel Square on Weichegud! ET Politics and him on One Ethiopia ….”This is a log of the lonely thoughts of a man...

Kenya: Wildlife and Dreams of Thailand

  19 December 2005

The new scourge in Kenya is ” animals are suffering”. Kenyan wildlife is being exported to Thailand! African Bullets and Honey has some dreams around this subject. “From the slopes of Mt Kenya to the palm trees of Lamu, I dream that this land will be emptied of its detritus...

Malawi: Paul Theroux

  19 December 2005

Afrika-Aphukira criticises an article by Paul Theroux in the New York Times in which he discusses Malawi and Africa in general……….”Mr. Theroux has done remarkably well to point out how Africa can in fact be self-sufficient, and is not given credit for its resilience, but his effort leaves one with...

SA: Loosing Nigerians

  19 December 2005

South Africa writes about the Home Affairs dept loosing 200 people who flew in from Nigeria on a SAA flight and the failure of the government to “punish” whoever was responsible.

Kenya: Micro financing

  19 December 2005

Afromusing writes about the concept of “micro-financing“……By eliminating the red tape that banks and financial institutions bring with them, this really simplifies the implimentation of grassroot projects that could help a lot of deserving rural folks

Ethiopia: Remembering Mengistu

  19 December 2005

Carpe Diem, Ethiopian blog remembers the Red Terror of former Ethiopian dictator, Mengistu……”In addition to the firing squads, security forces used other, more gruesome tactics to suppress opposition. One tool was a nylon rope, or “Mengistu necktie,” used to slowly strangle prisoners or torture them into revealing acquaintances or plots....

Australia: Race riots

  19 December 2005

African Migrants and African refugees both based in Australia discuss the race riots in Australia…..“Threat of Race War” and “The Dream of Racial Harmony“…

Nigeria: Bad debts

  19 December 2005

Nigerian blogger, Agodi News asks why the Nigerian government is getting new loans when it cannot pay off it's present debts?

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