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12 July 2006

Stories from 12 July 2006

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

According to the National Electoral Court, the ballot count for the July 2 election and referendum was the quickest in history. The composition of the Constituent Assembly has now been...

Pakistan: Karakorum Highway

Adil Najam on the Karakorum Highway. “The souls that pave the way for the modern tarmac road known as the Karakorum Highway (KKH) still seem to flicker amongst the sharp...

Bangladesh: Childhood and after

The story of a difficult childhood at Black and Gray. “Children in the biggest shanty in town learn fast to cope with the challenge that life throws at them. Alauddin...

South Asia: Cricket scores

The Man On The Outer reflects on Zizou's headbutt controversy, and how cricket is an extremely challenging game. “Most require certain levels of skill, physical fitness and mental strength to...

India: All quiet on the blogosphere

Sepia Mutiny wonders why the blogosphere has been relatively quiet about the blasts in Mumbai.

The Second Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora – II CIAD is being held in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil from 12 to 14 July 2006. The general theme of...

North, South, East and West Africa

Grandiose Parlour posts an e-mail that is doing the rounds about how to tell people from different parts of Africa apart. “The Cameroonians will borrow money from you to buy...

Nigeria: Power shortages

Black Star Journal picks up on a report in a Nigerian newspaper detailing how many residents of the country's chief oil-producing region, Bayelsa, have little to show for the rape...

Zidane, Materazzi and FIFA

Steve Ntwiga Mugiri comes out of a reclusive period to write about Zidane and racism in soccer. “The onus of dealing with racism on the pitch has fallen on the...

Zidane and Camus

Yebo Gogo delights in a comparison between French soccer captain Zinedine Zidane and the French-Algerian hero of Albert Camus’ novel l'Etranger. “Zidane head butts an opponent, and despite destroying the...

Zimbabwe: Whither Zimbabwe

“On days like this,” writes Zimpundit, “I catch myself wondering what it is going to take for us, the laity in Zimbabwe, to take our destiny from the hands of...

Gay Pride Dialogue Generates a Blog-gays-sphere

The recent weeks have seen several large and diverse crowds gathering in the streets of many cities in Brazil and some other countries. The festivities and celebrations were not painted...

Sudan: Appeal to G8

G8 leaders meeting in St. Petersburg on July 15-17 should firmly tell the Sudanese government that it must immediately accept the deployment of a United Nations force to protect civilians...

Poland: President and PM Identical Twins

The beatroot writes about two identical twins who are now running Poland: “Opinion polls have been pretty consistent. Poles would rather not have identical twins who not only shared the...

Russia: Future Without Basayev

Sean Guillory contributes a lengthy post to Publius Pundit on the effect Basayev's death might have on Chechnya.

Czech Republic: Cesky Krumlov's Redesigned Website

My Czech Republic Blog writes that Cesky Krumlov, one of the most visited destinations, whose historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, finally has a presentable website.

Russia: Voting System To Resemble That in Belarus

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about a new law that allows early voting in Russia – which, in its turn, would allow manipulations.

The Balkans: News From the Region

Ed Alexander of Balkan Baby writes from and about a Croatian village of Podsused, and covers the latest news from the region, including Slovenia's upcoming entry into the Eurozone.

Albania: Street Protests Planned in Tirana

Alwyn Thomson of Our Man in Tirana writes about the upcoming street protests against the government (organized by the Socialists; 15,000-20,000 people expected).

Ukraine: Political Crisis

Europhobia writes about the political crisis in Ukraine: “Ukraine showed signs of hope, and there is still hope there – but it could all too easily go the route of...

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