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9 January 2006

Stories from 9 January 2006

Argentina: Estación Central

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,...

Kazakhstan: Crude Dreams

neweurasia reports that Kazakhstan's oil reserves are once again the subject of wild speculation.

Azerbaijan: Eid Al-Adha

Carpetblogger discusses some Azeri Eid Al-Adha traditions.

Central Asia: Moves to South Asia comments on the State Department's decision to move Central Asia to its South Asian Affairs Bureau.

Poland: Halal Butchers

the beatroot reports that the UK, facing a shortage of halal butchers, is seeking them through advertising to Poland's small Muslim community.

Armenia: Yerevan's Homeless

Onnik Krikorian reports that Yerevan's homeless are freezing as the government takes its time renovating a shelter for them.

Tajikistan: Tragedy

neweurasia posts on the tragic death of 13 children at an orphanage in Tajikistan. The president is furious with how the situation has been handled.

Kazakhstan: Menim Kazakstanym

KZ Blog talks about the recent changes to Kazakhstan's national anthem..

Haiti: Monday protest strike

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...

Sri Lanka: Visa Blues

Sri Lanka: Visa Blues

India: Fighting terrorism

India: Fighting terrorism

Pakistan: Why so much sex?

Pakistan: Why so much sex?

Pakistan: Islamic Sorority in the US

Pakistan: Islamic Sorority in the US

India: Looking for the missing girls

India: Looking for the missing girls

East Africa: famine

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...

Ethiopia: EPRDF

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...

Nigeria: Exposing TV miracles

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...

Zimbabwe:women's coop

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,...

Ethiopia: Newspaper review

Meskel Square is back in Addis Ababa and gives a review of the local English language newspapers.

Covering DRC & Darfur

My Hearts in Accra comments on the lack of coverage of the DRC and Darfur and provides a few links on both.

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