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9 June 2006

Stories from 9 June 2006

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

The concept of sovereignty was a fundamental pillar during the Movimiento Al Socialismo’s (MAS) victorious campaign in last year’s elections. Claims of interference by foreign governments, most notably by the...

Armenia, Azerbaijan: Karabakh's Position

The Basturma Chronicles offers up a paper examining the dynamics of the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Tajikistan: Dushanbe Real Estate

Elizabeth reports on Dushanbe real estate and the challenges in obtaining it.

Indonesia: Warning to Radical Groups

Indonesian blogger Marting Manurun in his post titled Radicals, beware! points to an announcement by Indonesian government that warns radical groups that the government would take serious actions against them....

Kyrgyzstan: World Cup Betting

Tolkun Umaraliev says that “World Cup Crazies” in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh are getting together throughout the competition to bet on and watch the games.

Mongolia: Rejected Press

Luke Distelhorst reports that a Mongolian journalist was turned away from a corporate press conference because that journalist has done a good job reporting on the company in the past.

Kazakhstan: Joining the BTC

Ben Paarmann notes that Kazakhstan has finally officially announced it will join the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline and gives an overview of the country's oil export options.

Senegal: Failed Privatization of State Peanut Company

Over at Sunuguerte, Forum sur l'Arachide au Senegal, a blog on the peanut industry in Senegal, contributor Moubarak Lo writes (Fr): “[Privatized peanut venture] Sonacos may fail. Because of the...

India: Predictions for World Cup

Bills of Lading makes predictions for World Cup 2006. If you're betting, please head over there and educate yourself a bit! “I was a 10-year old cricket obsessed kid during...

India: Politics of Rape

Guptavati writes on the politics of rape. “Rape.Sexual Abuse..These words stir up something very primitive, a fear,a reaction so primordial in me that it defies logic,reasoning and everything else in...

Sri Lanka: More Tamils flee to India

Transcurrents.com on Trincomalee tamils fleeing to India. “The impact of total war will be felt by all sections of Sri Lankan society. It is however the Sri Lankan Tamils of...

Togo: Soccer Team Demands Bonuses

Blogger Kangni Alem onTogo's soccer team (Fr): “Business is business and Togolese players are right, logically speaking, to privilege their bank accounts over the country's honor. They demand bonuses, pay...

Nepal: Football fever

United We Blog! on football fever as remembered from 1990 and other times.

Russia: G8 Security and Domestic Issues

Domestic politics seems to somewhat interfere with the attempts of St. Petersburg police to provide security for the upcoming G8 Summit (July 15-17). LJ user aneta_spb, a journalist, retells a...

Jamaica: The “neighbourhood crackhead”

“The murder rate has hit its all time high in Jamaica, but yet sometimes I feel very removed from it. Nobody in my family seems to be perturbed,” begins Back...

Trinidad and Tobago: Budget increase

Club Soda and Salt condemns the Trinidad and Tobago government's decision to increase the year's spending by TT$4 billion, including “$650 million … for continuing gasoline subsidies. These are meant...

Trinidad and Tobago: World Cup fever

“Up at the airport, the roundabout is festooned with flags and twenty-foot mascots playing steel pans and guitars. I followed a taxi into the car park, and it had I...

Caribbean: Hurricane unpreparedness?

As hurricane season begins, Taran Rampersad worries that “the Caribbean in general can't handle a Category 3 hurricane. All everyone is discussing at this point is how fast one can...

Guyana, Barbados: Happy birthday, Carter and Lamming

Geoffrey Philp sends birthday greetings to two major West Indian writers: the late Guyanese poet Martin Carter, and the Barbadian novelist George Lamming.

DRC Roundup: Elections, Mining Corruption, Peacekeepers & More

With July 30th elections fast approaching, the blogosphere's attention remains fixed on the Democratic Republic of the Congo's uncertain political future. Congolese opposition bloggers continue their criticism of the elections...

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