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26 January 2006

Stories from 26 January 2006

Poland: Blood-Sucking Parasites

  26 January 2006

the beatroot reports that alternative medicines like the use of leeches is on the rise in Poland and that alongside the growing popularity of these treatments is a rise in the number of cancer patients who die after refusing conventional treatment.

Argentina: Discriminatory Headlines at El Clarín

  26 January 2006

Toutatis claims that a recent headline at the major daily, Clarín plays on Argentine stereotypes towards rugby players. Not an isolated incident, Toutatis hopes that protests throughout the blogosphere will hold national and local papers responsible for their sloppy journalism and misleading headlines.

China: What's Truth Good For

  26 January 2006

Beijing Loafer (formerly Chinafool) translates a comment (ZH) from a Chinese blogger to his post on the contrast between China's ideological past and its materialist present: “I’d like to say, that our generation has been ruthlessly deformed into panda bears. I hope the next generation will be able to openly...

Singapore: Confucian Democracy

  26 January 2006

From a Singapore Angle explains that, when Singapore policy makers say that the country's path follows a “Confucian” way or reflects Asian values, it's really talking not to Singaporeans or to other Asians but to world opinion leaders, particularly that of the Liberal West.

Taiwan: Macking in Taipei

  26 January 2006

Roland Soong discussed an article from Hong Kong's Apple Daily tabloid saying that the Taipei City Government had a page on its website teaching foreigners how to hit on local girls. The story — and Roland — drew much fire and criticism from foreigners blogging in Taiwan. Read their comments...

African Union: Chair

  26 January 2006

The African Union under pressure not to elect Sudan as AU chair has now elected the President of Congo-Brazzaville, Denis Sassou-Nguesso who also has an negative human rights record. Black Star Journal names a few leaders that would have been a better choice - Thabo Mbeki, John Kuffour, Abdoulaye Wade,...

Uganda: crafts by the people

  26 January 2006

Timbuktu Chronicles points to a Ugandan organisation, Uganda Crafts, “managed by disadvantaged people that helps disadvantaged people. The majority of the artisans are either people who are disabled, widowed or young.”

Nigeria: Africa MTV

  26 January 2006

CyBlug comments on the change in young MTV African watchers who now aspire to own “Hummers” talk like American hip hop artists and dress similarly.

Kenya: Aid from Europe & US

  26 January 2006

Bankelele reports on new strategies by Europe and American in giving aid to developing countries….”he European Union will set up its own trust fund to disburse aid to Africa without reference to the World Bank ..The US plans to re-deploy diplomats from Europe and send them to developing countries.

Kenya: perils of ignoring prophecy

  26 January 2006

Prophecy eludes Kenya once again writes The Girl in the Meadow. “Kikuyus are told of Mugo Wa Kibiru who was a prophet(the only one i know of myself).He warned them of the coming of the White Man. …ignoring prophecy does come to haunt us once again in the disaster that...

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