19 January 2006

Stories from 19 January 2006

Nigeria: Niger Delta hostages

  19 January 2006

Cyblug reports on the kidnapping of hostages by Niger Delta militants……”One step forward ten steps backwards and the problems in the region i.e poverty remain unresolved.”

Kenya: Blogger identity

  19 January 2006

What an African Woman Thinks wonders about her decision to remain anonymous…”Why has my instinct been to hide rather than to reveal my identity? Is it about not wanting to be accountable for my thoughts as expressed here? Or is it about another thing that Dan Gilmore alludes to as...


  19 January 2006

Addis Ababa Rocking Fun Zone decides to get serious and start reporting on politics and current affairs from Ethiopia. He has a rant against the US and concludes he will leave the politics to Meskel Square and others

Nigeria: Bans gay marriage

  19 January 2006

TIGBlogs reports that gay marriage is banned in Nigerian . The ban includes gay rights activists and gay and lesbian people..All to face 5 year prison sentences!

Bolivia: The Media's Morales Recipe

  19 January 2006

Eduardo Ávila shares the secret recipe to any mainstream media article about Bolivia and Evo Morales. Miguel Buitrago lists some of the attendees at Morales’ inauguration including, of all people, Slovenian President, Drnovšek.

Argentina: Eminent Domain in Tilcara

  19 January 2006

Jorge Gobbi follows up on the conflict between attracting tourists and respecting private property in Tilcara, Jujuy by posting an email from local resident, Jaro Godoy about the lack of media attention the story is getting.

Israel: Tel Aviv sandwich shop explosion

  19 January 2006

Over the last two weeks the Israeli government and media had been doing their best to cover the news of the Jewish families living in Hevron. Today a Palestinian bomber once again blew himself up in a crowd. Islamic Jihad today demonstrated a terror act by dispatching a suicide bomber...

Palestine: Fighting Talk of Elections

  19 January 2006

Laila el-Haddad (Palestinian blogger of Raising Yousuf) is reporting from Gaza on the approaching legislative Palestinian elections, in a series of posts for Guardian Unlimited, Laila described the situation in Gaza last week by being unusually quite adding: “The brief calm also seems to strengthen the argument of those who...

Kiswahili Blogosphere

  19 January 2006

Mwandani is not sure whether he should be happy or sad after reading the review of the former President of Tanzania, Benjamin Mkapa, two five-year terms. Mkapa finished his second term at the end of last year. Jakaya Kikwete, his successor, was the foreign minister in Mkapa’s government. Kikwete is...

This Week on Nigerian Blogs

  19 January 2006

I’m sure that whoever came up with the phrase: “It is a men’s world” must have turned in his/her grave going by Olaniyi David Ajao's post entitled: “Female Heads of States”. ”Women rights activists must be grinning from ear-to-ear right now.” He states. “In the past few weeks, a new...

Jamaica: Church hypocrisy & prime ministerial hopefuls

  19 January 2006

CoolDestiny is put off by the hypocrisy shown by her former church in its refusal to handle the funeral of a woman on the grounds that she was an “informal commercial importer” (also known in Jamaica as a “higgler”). The church claimed the funeral would attract “patrons [who] would smoke,...

Bahamas: Race relations

  19 January 2006

Larry Smith dissects some of the arguments around race relations in the Bahamas and conclude that racism is more illusion than reality.

Trinidad & Tobago: Chinese heritage

  19 January 2006

Christopher Yee Mon learns about his heritage from a newspaper article on the Chinese presence in Trinidad; and in an international business course he learns that anyone of Chinese descent is considered a citizen of China under Chinese law. “Nice to know I still have a home to go back...

Iran: World Cup & Nuclear

  19 January 2006

Several bloggers such as Khorshid Khanoum (Lady Sun – in Persian) invited Iranians to vote in CNN quick vote concerning Iran & World Cup: Should Iran be banned from soccer's 2006 World Cup over its nuclear activities? Yes or No. So far 70 percent is NO!

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