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5 January 2006

Stories from 5 January 2006

Mexico: “Ponerle Cuernos” to President Fox

With glee, AnimalPolitico documents the “putting of the horns” to President Vicente Fox (ES). The quality of the president's penalty kick is also called into question.

Panama: Colon City

After having liveded in Panama City for 8 years, Leon Kadoch headed back to his hometown of Colon and wasn't happy with what he saw.

Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago: Poet Rafael Cadenas

Guillermo Juan Parra announces the end of his Antología blog, which contains his translations of various Venezuelan poets. He says the 12 posts will serve as a skeleton for a...

Poland: Purges

the beatroot reports on the new Polish government's recall of 10 ambassadors as part of a purge of officials with connections to the communist-era security services or the Communist Party.

Azerbaijan: Upbeat on NK

Oneworld Multimedia says that Azerbaijan's president is sounding upbeat about reaching a Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal.

Ukraine: Winners and Losers

foreign notes discusses who won and who lost in the Russia-Ukraine gas dispute.

Poland: Satan Offensive

the beatroot reports on a case in Polish courts in which a television producer is facing charges connected to a 2004 broadcast of a concert by Norwegian metal band Gorgoroth...

Turkmenistan: Coming Out On Top

Peter at neweurasia says that the onlooker, Turkmenistan, appears to be the winner in the dispute between Ukraine and Russia over gas. He says they apparently have figured out how...

Chile: Podcast on Elections, Pension System

Bicyclemark talks with Chile-based American blogger, Brad of Willing Warrior about the second round of Chile's presidential elections as well as the country's controversial private pension system.

From the Nigerian Blogosphere

As we experience the beginning of the new year, 2006, the Nigerian blogosphere's presents itself with new appearances that not only shows an impressive way forward, but also reveals the...

Nigeria: Africa is normal

Teju Cole blogs about his 4 week return to Nigeria… Here he points out that, surprise surprise, Africa is normal……..”The most important thing to know about Africa is that it...

DRC: referendum untruths

15 fun tidbits on the Congolese referendum.… 007 in Africa lists 15 “wholly untrue tid bits from various new sources”….1) Most people have not had enough information on the ConstitutionSource:...

South Africa: Colour bar in local hotel?

The Fish Bowl questions South African politician Patricia de Lille (leader of the Independent Democrats) assertion that racism was behind her refused entry into an international hotel in Cape Town.…..”Call...

Kenya: Kyoto Treaty

What good is the Kyoto Treaty really? Curious presents the argument that the Kyoto treaty is not the problem. The problem is how it will be used…”Kyoto treaty will not...

Zimbabwe: African leaders criticise Mugabe

Yebo Gogo comments that finally African leaders are speaking out against Mugabe….”The report (Lonodn Guardian) says “the continuing violations and the deterioration of the human rights situation in Zimbabwe, the...

Nigeria: Aviation industry

Chippla continues his discussion on Nigeria's aviation industry and responds to a commenter who accuses him of “presenting “extremely libelous” information that contained “factual inaccuracies.”

Nigeria: Death in Jos

Kid's Doc in Jos writes about the death of the four year old son of his friends in Jos…”Our own questions are mostly unspoken. As the speaker, Dr Danny McCain,...

Malaysia: Covering Coverage of Black Metal

Malaysia's Centre for Independent Journalism has started a blog documenting the local media's coverage of a controversial police raid on a “Black Metal” concert in Kuala Lumpur. Religious and political...

Kenya: Foucault, Nietzsche etc

African Bullets and Honey posts an email conversation with a friend “Some Email Considerations on the African Bush and its European Saviour”... ………”Below are some emails that I exchanged with...

Ethiopia: Meles lives in fear

Ethiopian blog, Satisfy My Soul, writes an extensive piece on the tryanny of Meles Zenawi which is forcing him to live in fear.... going to the bathroom has become a...

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