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1 January 2006

Stories from 1 January 2006

Ethiopia: Arrest of school children

  1 January 2006

ET Blogs & Diaries reports that Meles Zenawi is now arresting elementary school children…..Even elementary school children have now joined the protest. The joke is that after Meles arrests the 10 year olds, the next protesters will be kindergarten children. The world leaders like Blair and Bush seem to be...

Nigeria: Yoruba god

  1 January 2006

Molara Wood writes about an alternative Christ figure – Ela a Yoruba god….This is Ela, one of the many sculptures to be found in the Osun Grove in Osogbo. Ela is the equivalent of Jesus Christ in the Yoruba pantheon of the gods”

Ethiopians in Washington DC

  1 January 2006 points to an article in the Washington Post on the large Ethiopian community living in the Washington DC..”Hoping to Own the Run-Down Place That's Home“……….More than two-thirds of the renters in this crumbling, 31-unit building are immigrants from Ethiopia. Most started out staying with relatives or friends, then worked...

Ethiopia: EPRDF self destruct

  1 January 2006

Ethiopian blogger Satisfy My Soul explains the silent moments away from blogging ……..I spent most of the silent times away from the hustle-and-bustle of Addis life. My location changed like PM Mele’s definition of democracy. I was all over the remote south with brief appearances to Arba-Minch and Awassa. I...

Africa: Happy New Year

  1 January 2006

African Soul gives thanks that he made it through the “ups and downs” of 2005 ……..On a happy note…. I began to actively blog this year and I made some positive changes in my life…. and I felt better about who I am…people will always be the same, you dont...

Malaysia: O-Year-2006!

  1 January 2006

Malaysians bade farewell to 2005 and ushered in the New Year in joyous celebrations held all over the country. In Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi new year message, he called on the people to work with the government to resolve problems impeding greater national prosperity through their preparedness, understanding and...

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