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23 January 2006

Stories from 23 January 2006

Bolivia: Morales Takes Reins

Eduardo Avila, watching CNN en Español, was disappointed with Morales’ inaugural speech: “The historic and poignant moment was spoiled by the speech that had a stream of consciousness feel to...

Argentina: Clarín Doesn't Give Attribution

Eduardo Acros wonders why the Argentine daily, El Clarín isn't giving recognition to Mariano Amartino (who blogs for El Clarín at Weblog Sobre Weblogs) for finding leaked screenshots of Internet...

Nicaragua: Flor de Caña

The votes are in and Nicaragua Living declares Flor de Caña the most beloved alcoholic beverage. More information on Flor de Caña is available on Wikipedia.

Latin America: Sixth Annual Weblog Awards

Panamanian chef, Melissa De Leon has been selected as a finalist in the best Latin American weblog category of the “2006 Bloggies.” Other finalists in the Latin America category include...

Peru: Presidential Candidate, Ollanta Humala

Un Lobo en Perú profiles Peruvian presidential candidate, Ollanta Humala whose popularity among registered voters has soared in recent months. Maxwell A. Cameron writes that Humala has been implicated in...

Venezuela: World Social Forum, Day 1

Venepoetics translates an opinion piece by Oswaldo Barreto in which he expresses his bewilderment that fellow social activists around the world are coming to Venezuela in solidarity with Chávez while...

African Renaissance: Challenges

Africa Unchained points to a review of “African Renaissance: Roadmaps to the Challenge of Globalization” by Fantu Cheru….Africa’s dependence on foreign aid, he says, has done the opposite of its...

South Africa: Africa source II

Linuxchix Africa reports on Africa Source II recently held in Kampala, Uganda….”Africa Source II focussed on how technology, in particular Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) can be integrated into...

South Africa: reflections of a poet

South African poet blogger, the Imperfect Poet, reflects on his ability and evolution as a poet and writer….At the heart of this epiphany is that, for me to comfortably call...

Nigeria: Legislators

Grandiose Parlour asks some serious questions of Nigerian legislators in the light of the decision to close down the Tinapa Tourist Resort project due to violence in the Niger Delta…….”Are...

Kenya: Africa Cup of Nations

MentalAcrobatics also comments on the Africa Cup of Nations asking us to place our bets now for the outcome of the World cup to be played in Germany in July….”no...

Kenya: Apathy is poison

Kenyan blogger Gukira comments on the ills of being apathetic and accepting defeat…”Apathy kills. It destroys the soul. It wounds the spirit. It leaves us limping in fields where the...

Ghana: Africa cup of nations

The Trials and Tribulations of a Freshly Arrived Denizen comments on the Nigeria v Ghana game in the African Cup of Nations being held in Egypt. Nigeria 1 Ghana 0.

Indonesia: Removing Bad Air

The Lucretius Plan catches malaria on the island of Flores, Indonesia. Finding little by way of Western medicine, he goes to a local healer who massages him to release the...

Africa: bloggers hitting the mainstream media

Kenyan Pundit reports on the recent coverage of African bloggers in the African mainstream media….

Zimbabwe: Learning Chinese

The Bearded Man provides his daily roundup of Zimbabwe which includes a report that the government intends to impose Mandarin on Zimbabwean university students.…..”Now, given that Sindebele, Shona or English...

Philippines: Boxing Victory

The main topic among Philippine blogs this past weekend was the victorious knockout of Mexican boxer Erik Morales by Filipino Manny Pacquiao. Clickmomukhamo writes a (close-to-literal) blow-by-blow account of the...

Afghan Whispers

There is a new Afghan blog which promotes peace and non violence in the world. In Afghan Peacemakers we read : The concept of non-violence as a method of change...

Singapore: Fragile State?

A Xeno Boy in Sg posts a meditation on a quote from a government minister, who predicted dire consequences if the public supported an opposition party's proposal to scrap the...

Taiwan: Read It and ::>_<::

In Taiwan, many are upset about the appearance of Internet slang in questions on the all-important college exam. Pinyin News explains what some mean, including ::>_

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