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4 January 2006

Stories from 4 January 2006

Guyana: Islamic audio

Guyanese Islamic blogger Qays’ maintains an audio download page on his site featuring talks and lectures on Islamic matters recorded at various locations in Guyana. The latest addition is a...

Peru: New Blog Aggregator

Blogofilia (ES) is a new Peruvian aggregator which selects about five posts each day from around the Peruvian blogosphere.

Jamaica: Crime and double standards

Discussing crime in Jamaica — which had some 1,700 murders in 2005 — LandFall identifies the tendency to “compartmentalize behaviour” as one of the main culprits, and points out a...

Trinidad & Tobago: Zoo Visit

Karen Walrond visits the zoo in Trinidad and posts some gorgeous photos of a few of the residents.

El Salvador: 2005 Statistics and 2006 Predictions

Tim has some statistics to remember 2005 while Hunnapuh offers 20, mostly satirical, prophecies (ES) for 2006 including the introduction of 3 liter sodas and that the U.S. will have...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

Now the dust has settled following the historic elections of December 18, the Bolivian blogsophere continues with reactions, concerns and hope. Bolivian bloggers are being asked to add thoughts and...

Nigeria: Gay activist banned

CyBlug, Nigerian blog reports that the Anglican Church of Nigeria has disowned gay activist, Davis Mac-Iyalla following last months meeting of gay and lesbian Anglicans in Abuja.

Kenya: Trivia

For the “trivia people” Kenyan Pundit points to BBC's 100 things you didnt know this time last year!

Africa: Changes?

Ethiopia Watch wonders whether “change is afoot in Africa” ……First, there is recent news of people aiming to overthrow the leader of Chad. Yesterday, African leaders condemned the leader of...

Egypt: Eviction and killing of Sudanese refugees

Passion of the Present has a roundup of media reports on the eviction of Sudanese refugees by the Egyptian government that resulted in the death of 256 people

Nigeria: IP address blocked

Nigerian blogger, Emmanuel Oluwatosin’s Thought Line.., reports on the blocking of Nigeria's IP address by “Go Daddy Software” …..”The company took this decision based on a survey carried out by...

Zimbabwe in 2005

Cry Beloved Zimbabwe reveiws the year in Zimbabwe which he describes as Annus Horribillis…..Amongst the events that made 2005 unbearable for Zimbabweans was the destruction of homes and livelihoods of...

Congo: International aid

Breaking Hearts in the Heart of Darkness by aid worker in the Congo adds her commentary to the article by Paul THEROUX on ” international aid to the third world“……My...

Ethiopia:Mekele Martyr's Monument

Ethiopundit comments on the meaning of monuments which he says “Monuments reflect in any society how its builders want themselves and history to be remembered and interpreted” in particularly he...

Zimbabwe; Hope in 2006

Hope in Zimbabwe in 2006 is the New Year post by This is Zimbabwe who laments on the closing down of fellow Zimbabwean blogger, Abolish the Mugabe Regime……I have signed...

Africans in Australia

African Refugees asks “what will you do to help the African refugees in Australia this year?”

Nigeria: Family expectations

As Nneka's World – Confessions of the mind nears her 25th birthday she considers her life and the conflict in expectations between her and her parents, friends and family –...

Cuba: Fidel Castro's House on Google Earth

Rui Ferreira of the Miami Herald describes the small controversy on Google Earth surrounding the exact location of Fidel Castro's house in Cuba. George of The Real Cuba has screenshots...

Ukraine: Turkmen Gas Deal

Ukraine has cut a new deal to buy gas from Turkmenistan. The trick, as foreign notes reports, is in how it gets to Ukraine.

Turkmenistan: Ukraine Gas Negotiations

neweurasia reports that the Russia-Ukraine gas dispute has changed the nature of Ukraine-Turkmenistan gas negotiations.

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