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26 July 2006

Stories from 26 July 2006

Thailand: Thai King's Biography

Bookish in Thailand rounds up what other bloggers are saying about a new biography on Thailand's king. Thailand usually bans books or movies that shows the monarchy in negative light....

Fiji: Introducing a Fiji Webresource

The Babasiga blog introduces a web resource on Fiji. The site run by Australia based anthropologist Rod Ewins features old drawings, maps and engravings about Fiji.

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

Bolivian Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera traveled north to the United States with a delegation of businessmen and members of Congressmen, both from the ruling party and the opposition. The main...

Singapore: Looking for Contributions

Singapore's new groupblog is calling for it's readers to contribute articles. “As those among the readers who have been perusing the blog might surmise, Singapore Angle strives to be an...

Brunei: National Flag

The Daily Brunei Resources blog digs up the history of Brunei's national flag. The flag has been in use for 100 years now.

Philippines: Jeepney Stories

Jeepneys are the colorful public transport widely used in Philippines. Senor Enrique shares some of his Jeepney stories on his blog.

Armenia: Military Training

ArmYouth Blog discusses the possible motives for the introduction of military training at younger ages in Armenian schools.

Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan: Langston Hughes

Breed discusses the first reissue of Langston Hughes's 1934 book on his trip to Soviet Central Asia. The book was first published in 1934 and the reprint was created from...

Martinique: More Prison for Wife Burners

Bien Vu deplores (Fr) 15 recent cases of women set afire by their husbands in Martinique. Some have been severely injured, others have died reports the blogger. He says: “even...

Caucasus: BTC & Israel

Ben Paarmann questions those that claim that controlling the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan pipeline and accessing Central Asian and Caspian oil is a hidden motive for Israel in its fighting in Lebanon.

DRC: Catholic Church Favoring Boycott of Election

English-language DRC blogger Le Salon counts down to the July 30th election by reporting on a lukewarm response to Joseph Kabila's visit to the UDPS opposition party stronghold of East...

Afghanistan: How to Face Taliban!

Afghan Warrior shares his idea about how Taliban can be defeated. The blogger says there are hundreds of international peacekeeping forces in the big cities but we need their presence...

Tajikistan: Ahmadinejad in Tajikistan

Vadim reports on Iranian President Ahmadinejad's visit to Tajikistan and relations between Iran and Tajikistan.

DRC: “The Burning has begun”

Light in the Heart of Darkness, an english-speaking expat blogger based in the DRC, says Kabila's popularity in Kinshasa is waning and fears that if he is elected, “the country...

France, DOM-TOM: Victory against housing discrimination

Reunion-based Pierrot Dupuy, himself the father of a victim of housing discrimination in France announces (Fr) advocacy group CollectifDOM’s legal victory in the area of housing discrimination against French citizens...

Light in darkness, Petroleum prices in Ghana, Famine and Education in Cameroon

Read about Light in darkness, Petroleum prices in Ghana, Famine and Education in Cameroon.

DRC: Poster Snatching Protests

Le Renouveau Congolais posts a (Fr) photo-essay showing protesters tearing down presidential candidate posters in the DRC days to the July 30th election. From Azarias Ruberwa to Interim President Joseph...

Uganda: Death of detainee

Human Rights Watch calls on the Ugandan government to investigate the alleged torture and electrocution of a security detainee in a government “safe house” in Kampala on May 4.

Ukraine: Relying on Contradictory Reports

LEvko of Foreign Notes points out a serious problem one encounters when attempting to follow Ukrainian politics: “Tracking events in Ukrainian politics is often confusing because of conflicting and contradictory...

Russia: Blogger's Critique of Boston Globe Editorial

Konstantin of Russian Blog argues with certain points made in a Boston Globe editorial on Shamil Basayev's death.

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