Stories from 29 March 2006
Ghana: Solar Eclipse
Oluniyi David Ajao talks about the brouhaha surrounding a solar eclipse which was witnessed in Ghana: “When it was getting close to the centre, I quickly moved to the beach nearby, to have a clear view.”
Kenya as ICT capital
Kenyan Pundit tells of an initiative aimed at making Kenya the ICT capital of Africa by 2010.
Africa: Women in Leadership
Africa Unchained looks at the increasing profile of African women in leadership roles.
Kenya: Property Prices
Steve Ntwiga Mugiri tells of the bust in the property boom bubble which hit the Kenyan capital of Nairobi some time ago: “In the coming months, look to see lots of people get burnt as they try to unload properties in Kilimani and Kileleshwa that they bought at ridiculous prices...
India: Sexual harassment in the Media
Don't trust the Indian Media on the instances of sexual harassment within the media sector, and how the issues go largely unreported.
India: MicroFinance turns sour
Fractured Earth on how Micro Finance in Andhra Pradesh is taking a dangerous route with extremely high interest rates.
Pakistan: When in Lahore..
That McDonald's takes on local flavours is not news. Metroblogging Lahore shows the local outlet going a step further to celebrate Basant.
March 24 in the Argentinean Blogosphere
Last friday, march 24, marked 30 years since the beginning of the last military dictatorship in Argentina. There were plenty of reasons to remember this date, which stated the beginning of a political period marked by violations of human rights, the murdering of political opposition to the dictatorship, the use...
Kurdistance: Echoes of Violence, Identity and the New Year
What makes a people, a people? What defines a group: a common voice, a common history, culture, a blogging engine? Just as the Iranians, the Kurds celebrate New Year or Newroz every March. Among the celebrations and the well wishes given, there is an underlying sadness and strength that defines...