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18 May 2006

Stories from 18 May 2006

China: Billions in bad loans

Will China's non-performing loans amount to $900 billion this year? Here's what Hong Kong-based blogger Milton J. Madison has to say: “Knowing what I do of the Chinese banking industry,...

China: Beijing's new facelift

From Will at Imagethief: The original painting of the retouched version currently hanging from the gate to the Forbidden City is going up for auction, and while old Beijing's bird...

China: Typhoon averted

Six hundred thousand people were evacuated, blogs Brian Schwarz at China Challenges, in preparation for Typhoon Chanchu, which swept through southern China this week. More thorough coverage from the GZ...

Japan: Questionable new laws

Riding Sun‘s GaijinBiker pokes some big holes first in the Japanese government's new law requiring all foreigners entering the country to have their fingerprints scanned followed by another new law...

China: To hell with the Vatican

Simon at Simon World looks at the Chinese government's decision this week to spurn the Vatican and appoint their own Bishops: “Naturally, this debate boils right down to control over...

Senegal: Tiff with France over “Chosen Immigration”

Commenting on a recent tiff between French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy and Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade over France's new policy of “choosing its immigration,” Forum Realisance says (Fr): “Wade is...

Zimbabwe: Repression continues

The Bearded man has various reports of more repression by the Zimbabwean government – the arrest of a Mugabe critic; the ban of public prayers and marches; journalists barred from...

Zambia: Internet Security

Zambian blog Real Life of a Journalist posts some tips on internet security

Nigeria: BBC documentary award

Grandiose Parlor points to an award for a BBC documentary : This World: Bad Medicine, produced by Olenka Frenkiel in 2005. The documentary has won the Peabody award.

Sudan: No religious freedom

Sudanese Thinker reports on the arrest of a priest for “kidnapping” a Muslim apostate who went to see him on her own. He comments that religious freedom is supposedly enshrined...

Uganda: LRA offered peace deal

Uganda-CAN reports that President Museveni has given LRA leader Joseph Kony until the end of July to end fighting and offers him a peace deal.

Zimbabwe: WOZA trial

This is Zimbabwe reports on the trial of 63 members of WOZA (Women of Zimbabwe Arise) which started on Monday.….”Their crime was to protest deteriorating human rights conditions in Zimbabwe,...

Nigeria: UK & the NHS

African Shirts reports on the story of a Nigerian woman who fell ill in London and needed a new heart. Unfortuantely she was unable to receive free treatment under the...

Kenya: Parliament Watch

Kenyan Pundit and Thinkers Room have put together a new blog, Mzalendo whose mission is to keep an eye on the Kenyan parliament.

Zimbabwe: Questions on Mutambara

Enough is Enough tries to work out what exactly MDC breakaway Arthur Mutambara is standing for. He asks “So what alternative is he for the people of Zimbabwe if he...

Global Voices Podcast: An interview with Eduardo Avila

Eduardo Avila is an Bolivian American who lives in Washington DC and covers Bolivia for Global Voices. Kamla Bhatt spoke with Eduardo at the recently concluded WeMedia conference in London...

Belarus: Athletes and Fans For the White-Red-White Flag

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about Belarusian athletes speaking up for the outcast white-red-white flag – and Belarusian fans promoting it abroad: “There is one embarassment, though: Lukashenka cannot prevent waving...

Poland: Gay Activist and Homophobia

rod 2.0:beta writes about Krystian Legierski, “a Polish-born black gay activist. He is 27 years old and the owner of Le Madame, the influential Warsaw club that was recently shut...

Poland: Revolution Needed to Fight Red Tape

Kinuk thinks a revolution is needed in Poland, at the local government level: “In the 21st century, I am waiting for the wheels of 19th century-style bureaucracy to turn so...

Ukraine: Obstacles in the Foreign Adoption Process

Cristin of the Ukraine Adoption blog reports that many American families willing to adopt Ukrainian children are losing patience after many months of waiting for the Ukrainian government agency to...

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