20 December 2005

Stories from 20 December 2005

Bolivia: More on MAS

  20 December 2005

Jefferson Morley has a good sampling of what Latin America's online media has to say about Evo Morales’ presidential victory while Eduardo Avila calls the decisive victory “a positive step forward for Bolivia.”

Report from the WTO Demonstrations in Hong Kong

  20 December 2005

The Sixth WTO Ministerial Conference was held in Hong Kong, 13-18 December 2005. Thousands of anti-globalization campaigners, especially South Korean farmers who has been opposing the opening of their rice market by an agreement South Korean government made with WTO, had protested across central Hong Kong, carrying huge banners, chanting,...

A Quick Trip into Chile

  20 December 2005

A good way make a virtual Chilean trip, is by getting to know Chileans blogs about, food, customs, and culture. In La Buena Vida (ES) ( “The good life”) Alvaro posts about new restaurants and polls readers about the where to find the best “Pisco Sour” or the best “sandwich”...

Cambodia: From the Other Side of the Table

  20 December 2005

kalagirl at Thoughts From the Girl Next Door relates interviewing a Cambodian candidate for her NGO. His resume looked great, but she feels years of a Communist regime have robbed even excellent candidates like him of the ability to think critically and creatively.

China: Beijing Needs a Giant Monster

  20 December 2005

Imagethief observes sadly that Tokyo will always have its Godzilla and New York its King Kong, but Beijing can never be a great, world-class city until it is attacked by a giant monster.

China: Ransom Emails

  20 December 2005

EastSouthWestNorth describes the investigation of two extortion notes emailed to leaders in the Ningbo City government. Curious about how Internet crime is handled in China? Click here.

Japan: Odd Survey

  20 December 2005

What Japan Thinks is a blog that translates quite interesting Japanese public opinion polls to English, such as on the popularity of mobile phones as gaming platforms or the market for RSS readers in Japan. Yet his most popular post appears to be this one, now ricocheting off various Asia...

Kenya: Coming home

  20 December 2005

Afromusings muses on her return home to Kenya and is impressed by the changes to the airport and other things………………” On our drive out of the airport, i saw the “Adopt a light” initiative. Most kenyans i have talked to really like it. What i found even more interesting is...

Sudan: refugees to be repatriated over 5 years

  20 December 2005

Passion of the Present reports that the UN is to facilitate the return of 60,000 refugees to the South of Sudan by May next year………..”The move started Saturday and it could take up to five years to repatriate all 560,000 southern Sudanese refugees in seven neighboring countries — Central African...

Africa: Pan African broadcaster needed

  20 December 2005

What an African Woman Wants is a Pan African broadcaster on the lines of Al Jazeera. She does not discount the BBC, CNN etc and the African journalists who work for them but Africa needs it's own…….”so as to tell stories about Africa from an African point of view to...

Uganda: Sweden withholds aid

  20 December 2005

Uganda-CAN reports that Sweden is withholding $5million in Aid from Uganda because of concerns over the transistion to multi-party democracy. It will instead give $3million in humanitarian aid to agencies working in the north of the country.

Ethiopia and Western Interests

  20 December 2005

Ethiopundit accuses the West of wanting to forget about the “fake” Ethiopian elections and return to “business as usual”……..”Ethiopia desperately wants the subject changed from its naked despotism to the interests the West has in regional security that the government itself plays to advantage. Eritrea is totally ignored by the...

Kebena Sefere: Meles

  20 December 2005

Kebena Sefere wonders why Western leaders believed Meles would be any different from his predecessors and saw him as an “aspiring leader of a new generation of African Renaissance leaders”……..

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