23 January 2006

Stories from 23 January 2006

Azerbaijan: Black January

  23 January 2006

Carpetblogger (who is sadly relocating from Baku to Kiev) reports on Azerbaijan's day of mourning on January 20 to commemorate those who died when the Soviet used force to crush the independence movement 16 years ago.

South Korea, Taiwan: Lost in Translation

  23 January 2006

Pinyin News discusses the sorry state of translation in Korea, as compared to Japan. Many translations are not direct from English but from Japanese translations, and (apparently) Korea does not have a proper English-Korean dictionary. According to Taiwan-based Mind of Mike, though, there's little worry: “English Sucks!”

China: Eat More

  23 January 2006

Talk Talk China has found the Chinese answer to life, the universe and everything: “Eat more.”

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: Here's Tomorrow

  23 January 2006

News of the blogosphere… It's Laila el-Haddad‘s birthday! She spent a day full of surprises with her son Yousuf. Sabbah is one of the finalists on Bloggies 2005 Weblog Awards. Promises of Arabesque Rhapsody has suggested JordanPlanet‘s citizens form their own Book Club. She's come up with another idea too,...

Rwanda: Survivors

  23 January 2006

Rwandan Survivors is a new blog that gives voice to survivors of the 1994 genocide and hopes to encourage a range of discussions on Rwanda.

Russia: Forging Uzbek Ties

  23 January 2006

Tim Newman says that Russia's new deal for Uzbek gas is yet another piece of evidence that charges that US policy towards Uzbekistan was driven by a desire for gas and oil are utterly false.

Ethiopia: Coffee documentary

  23 January 2006

Friends of Ethiopia comments on a documentary film “Black Gold” which focuses on the plight of Ethiopian coffee growers and the huge difference between what is paid to the farmers and the profits of the distributors……”The film’s effectiveness is bolstered by juxtaposed scenes of fat and happy Americans and Europeans...

Haiti: Kidnapping fears

  23 January 2006

“I fear receiving a phone call or an email giving me dreaded news,” says Mbayisyen, contemplating the changes wrought upon daily life in Haiti by the recent increase in kidnappings.

Iran: National Confidence Party

  23 January 2006

Teste democracy (Democracy Test in English!) says other political parties can learn a lot from new National Confidence Party. Blogger adds ” this new party has a site, a news paper and on its site we know how can we become party members“(Persian). This party has been launched by cleric...

Ethiopia: Freedom and fear!

  23 January 2006

Ethiopian Paradox writes it is impossible to improve the livelihood of people when they are deprived of freedom and continue to live in fear.….”It is impossible to achieve prosperity and development under a repressive rule. A repressive rule inhibits people of their energies. And in a country where people are...

African Union:

  23 January 2006

Black Star Journal questions whether the African Union deserves to exist. The AU was created to uphold human rights and promote “peace security and stability on the continent” … The President of the AU should therefore come from a country that respects these values

Nigeria: ban on gay marriages

  23 January 2006

In contrast Afro Homo takes a completely different approach. In reponse to the Archibishop Akinola, head of the Nigerian Anglican Church,who believes homosexuality is “Unnatural and Unafrican” he writes……”How would he know? Christianity only became a mainstream religion a few decades ago. Does he find universities, electricity, monogamy and his...

Nigeria: Homophobia

  23 January 2006

The main conversation in the Nigerian blogosphere this week has been the banning by the Nigerian government of same sex marriages. It will also be illegal for anyone to campaign for gay rights in the country. Trae of Trae Days unleashes a homophobic and misogynist diatribe….Anyways me thinks lesbos probably...

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