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16 May 2006

Stories from 16 May 2006

Africa: List of French Institutions Specialized in the Continent

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique posts (Fr) a list of French universities, centers, laboratories and other French institutions that specialize in the study of Africa.

Cameroon: Government Doing Outreach on New Criminal Procedure Code

“Cameroonian authorities have recently launched a national outreach campaign on the new criminal procedural code,” says (Fr) Fojrega. The code is a hybrid between the procedures of the francophone half...

Haiti: Towards an Anti-Feminist Backlash?

At AlterPresse, Myriam Merlet predicts (Fr) an upcoming backlash to the thriving Haitian feminist movement. Certain anti-feminists, she says, “know how to take advantage of media (…) to spread arguments...

Central Asia: Press Freedom

neweurasia rounds up the state of freedom of the press in Central Asia.

Armenia: Women & Peace

ArmYouth Blog reports on two forum discussions on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict and women's role in conflict resolution.

Bolivia, Brazil: Evo and Lula in Vienna

Boli-Nica says not everything was friendly between Evo Morales and Lula da Silva as Latin American leaders met with their UN counterparts in Vienna. Briegel Busch says that Lula's dialogue...

Georgia: Waging Peace

Sue writes about Georgia's martial history, its penetration into culture, and what it means for the country's future.

Kyrgyzstan: Biking Issyk Kul

JJ's travelogue on biking around Kyrgyzstan's Issyk Kul (“Hot Lake”) continues with a post about an evening in Tamchy and the Tamchy to Balykchi stretch.

Panama: New Blog – Diablo Rojo

Diablo Rojo [ES} is the new weblog of Panamanian chef Melissa De Leòn who won this year's Bloggie for best Latin American Weblog with Cooking Diva. She is also a...

Peru, Chile: Chileans’ Pick for Peru's President

Jorge Bazo Escudero writes that, according to a new poll by a Chilean university, 57% of Chileans would rather see Alan García win Peru's presidential election [ES}. In a related...

Argentina: More Borges in Buenos Aires

Brandán adds a few more literary landmarks to Larry Rohter’s travel piece on “Borges’s Buenos Aires” that appeared in this weekend's New York Times.

Argentina, Uruguay: More on the Paper Mill Conflict

From Bmore to BA has an informed, albeit not necessarily work-safe post on the paper mill conflict between Argentina and Uruguay and the publicity stunt it inspired. Blogsfera has a...

Bloggers Opinions About a Proposed Euthanasia Law

A new law proposed to legislate euthanasia in Chile has been very controversial. Two main reasons: 1.) it was proposed by two deputes from the government coalition (left wing) without...

Venezuela: US Bans Arms Sales

Alfredo Octavio argues that the U.S. government is only adding to Hugo Chávez's political clout by banning arms sales to Venezuela. Oil Wars has a laugh at the hypocrisy of...

Chad: Idriss Deby wins elections

Sudan Watch reports that Idriss Deby has won the Chadian elections by a large majority however opposition leaders have denounced the elections as a sham.

Kenya: Ex President Moi

You've Missed This writes on ex Kenyan President Daniel Moi who he believes is still a major influence in Kenyan politics....”And this time he has the advantage of being able...

Zimbabwe: View from the Diaspora

Cry Beloved Zimbabwe discusses reactions to the political situation in Zimbabwe by those living in the Diaspora particuarly in the UK.Exile to many Zimbabweans became an opportunity to enrich ourselves...

India: (Don't) Stay At Home Mom

Wicked Angel on one article discussing the difference between stay-at-home and work-outside moms.

India: All That Family Trouble

Sibyl narrows down on issues in the Indian Family. “At the root of all family trouble are two things: dependence and expectations.”

Sri Lanka: Sex, Women, Gaming and Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding has a post on women, peacebuilding and the image of women in gaming; pointing to some studies – “Ultimately, I think a lot of studies done on...

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