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15 February 2006

Stories from 15 February 2006

Cuba: Mission Miracle

Cuban blog Proposiciones reproduces an article (ES) on the Cuba-Venezuela medical cooperation program, Misión Milagro.


Hello everyone! I'm finally back -and married. The winner of the “GV Kurdish Post Title” contest was Metin from Talk Turkey, and I particularily enjoy the irony that it was...

Nigeria: Postives

Jeremy of Naijablog rooting for Nigeria as usual provides the reaons why he is staying in Nigeria and why maybe some of us should be heading back sometime soon.

Africa: regain indigenous knowledge

Timbuktu Chronicles points to an article in Science in AFrica for Africans to regain control of their indigenous knowledge and biological resources.

Nigeria: Muslim cartoons

Nigerian Times posts a scathing comment on the Muslim cartoon protests in Africa………..”Most Africans always like to ape others. And they are the worst hypocrites in the world”

Ethiopia: drought

Meskel Square reports on the drought in Ethiopia. “Moyale is at the heart of a devastating drought that has left an estimated 737,000 Ethiopians struggling to survive without access to...

Kenya: Love Chronicles – the end

Gukira finally and sadly ends his Love Chronicles with number XIV……..of the many comments “I read the chronicles from end to beginning, wondering where I've been all this time. I'm...

Kenya: Questions of “M” (Marc)

ThinkersRoom posts a series of questions put to him by other Kenyan bloggers (I think!) and comes up with some interesting answers - Q”Do you have a curly kit”? A...

Sudan: glimmer of democracy?

Sudan Watch points to a reuters report that might mean “Glimmers of democracy breaking out in Sudan.

Zimbabwe: WOZA demonstrate for Bread and Roses

The Bearded man reports on a protest held in Harare yesterday by WOZA (Women of Zimbabwe Arise). More than 400 women were arrested in the demonstration called Bread and Roses…….”The...

Burkina Faso: Missionary Aid in Djibo

Missionary aid worker, Under the Acacais outlines his schedule over the next few weeks and describes the town of Djibo where he will be living in Burkina Faso.

DRC: UN may withdraw support

Congo Watch reports that The UN has told the Congolese forces that they will not longer provide support unless human rights violations stop.

Ethiopia: Meeting between Meles and Blair

Weichegud!ET politics comments on the difference in the reports on the meeting between Britain's PM, Tony Blair and Meles Zenawi by British news media.

Philippines: Remembering Revolt

As the 20th anniversary of the Philippines “people power revolution” that ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos nears, a law professor and blogger remembers where he was during those historic days. “20...

Valentine and the U2 in the Moroccan blogs

No political posts in the Moroccan blogosphere last week, or at least very rare. It seems the Moroccan bloggers opted for lighter subjects, in order to mark a pause, after...

Malaysia: High-rise from Hell

MaRvELgAL reminisces about living in a Kuala Lumpur high-rise infested by drug addicts and suspicious “suicides” — “When it gets really quiet, you can hear the thud when the body...

Malaysia: Valentine's Day Reshuffle

Jeff Ooi, Mack Zulkifli and Cik Amoi talk about the Feb. 14 cabinet reshuffle in Malaysia. Writes Mack: “There are two types of response, generally. One was ‘what's new?’ and...

Malaysia, Japan: This Love Thing

Kenny Sia points out that in Japan, girls buy boys chocolates for Valentine's Day. He complains that in Malaysia it's the opposite. “Man, this love thing is evil.”

Myanmar, Thailand: Bangkok Falls

At Burma Digest, a poster hopes that the protests against Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra will send a message to his allies in the Yangon government. He calls on other Burmese...

Singapore: Funny Valentine

Doubleyellow suggests that Singapore should have its local version of Valentine's Day: a day to profess love for the government. “On this day, all bus and cab prices will be...

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