9 January 2006

Stories from 9 January 2006

Argentina: Estación Central

  9 January 2006

Robert Wright takes a look at the plans for a central transit station in Buenos Aires, which would consist of “deep train tunnels, an underground highway, enormous amounts of parking, new subway stops, & recovered green space.” He still needs some convincing.

Haiti: Monday protest strike

  9 January 2006

Yon ayisien posts photos and a short report (FR) on a strike taking place in Haiti today, and doesn't miss the opportunity to take a swipe at MINUSTAH, the UN Security Force. The strike, he says, is “to protest the kidnappings and the overall lack of security and non-punishment of...

East Africa: famine

  9 January 2006

Yebo Gogo writes that there is a famine in East Africa…”A drought is plaguing East Africa and people are starving. The government of Zanzibar is rationing water. The Kenyan press has dubbed it the “Christmas Famine,” and Nairobi recently announced it would buy all available stocks of corn to distribute.”

Ethiopia: EPRDF

  9 January 2006

Ethiopian blog, Weichegud!ET Politics has a new year rant asking “what the hell is wrong with EPRDF” and hopes that this will be the year when “sycophants such as Jeffrey Sachs have been so smitten by the unsmoldering intellectualism of Prime Minister Meles and his entourage of solecistic courtiers. Let...

Nigeria: Exposing TV miracles

  9 January 2006

NaijaritaNews reports on a “Divine Plot to Block TV Miracles” in Nigeria. “Anointed Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy has exposed a plot by the Almighty God and his angels to put a stop to the broadcasting of miracles on Nigerian television. During the shocking exposé, he narrated how all...

Zimbabwe:women's coop

  9 January 2006

Timbuktu Chronicles reports on a women's cooperative in Zimbabwe…”who have been able to improve their families’ quality of living by making peanut butter…they produce peanut butter that is as good, if not better, than mainstream producers yet sells for 15% less in the local stores and two supermarkets”

Kenya: bloggers meetup

  9 January 2006

Nicholas Gichu reports on the latest Kenyan blogger meetup in Nairobi attended by: Gishungwa, Guess, Shiroh, Milo, Thinker, and Blue Poet, MentalAcrobatics, Kenyan Pundit and Daud el Raud.

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