15 April 2006

Stories from 15 April 2006

What's in a name: Google in Chinese

  15 April 2006

Not huge news, but Google's announcement this week of their official Chinese name, 谷歌 [Gu Ge, meaning valley song], has provoked a lot of discussion across Chinese blogs. While most people will likely continue using the particular pronounciation—there are several—of the English name they've grown most accustomed to, that one...

Chad: French Military Presence Worries Blogger

  15 April 2006

French troops killed 60 unarmed civilians in Ivory Coast 4 years ago alleging self-defense, writes (FR) Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique in a skeptical tone. In light of these events the blogger wonders what will come of the recent influx of french troops in Chad, 3 weeks to elections. “What...