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25 August 2006

Stories from 25 August 2006

Philippines: Backpacking in Vietnam

Heritage blogger Ivan Henares remembers his trip to the city of Hoi An in Vietnam and he recalls how the visit introduced him to the joy of backpacking.

Singapore: Rod Steiger of South East Asia

Enterprise Resilience Management Blog compares Singapore to Hollywood actor Rod Steiger. Steiger took on a wide variety of roles across genres making him the most connected actor. “Connectivity is also...

Thailand: North Korean Refugees

Bangkok Pundit replies to a comment that was posted on a forum and was critical of Thailand's role in handling refugees from North Korea. Earlier this week, Thai police raided...

Kenya: Disagreeing with Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs argues that giving birth to less poor people is the best course of action in the future. Bullets and Honey does not think so.

Mongolia: Fast Food

Alexa surveys Mongolia's fast food market.

Armenia: Detained by the KGB

Onnik Krikorian just returned from Lachin, the strategic town linking Karabakh with Armenia proper. His trip was cut short because he was detained by the KGB, which informed him his...

Burkina Faso: Flooding updae

Voice in the Desert updates us on severe flooding in Gorom-Gorom, Northern Burkina Faso, where about 8,000 people have lost their homes.

Nigeria: Reviewing Obasanjo

Since he became the President of Nigeria in 1999, Obasanjo’s economic policies have not made any significant impact on the country’s economy, writes Grandiose Parlor.

Kenya: Poem for Pluto

“Poor Old Pluto” has lost its planet status: a poem.

Central Asia: Chinese Motives

Sean Roberts discusses Chinese goals in Central Asia.

Guinea: Police brutality

Black Star Journal on Human Rights Watch Report detailing police brutality in Guinea.

South Asia: Travelling while Asian

Pickled Politics on TWA (or Travelling While Asian) as an India bound flight was diverted to Amsterdam because of what appears to be racial profiling or paranoia.

Tajikistan: Visas

Vadim writes about the difficulties Tajik citizens face in obtaining foreign visas.

India: Mudflap Art

Autorickshaws in the sub-continent not only carry passengers, but social messages and mudflap art. A fascinating flickr set of mudflap art.

Nepal: Army and the Maoists

As the political scenario in Nepal changes, what role does the Army play in the integration of Maoist rebels. United We Blog! on the Army and the Maoists.

Mongolia: Eagle TV & the Dalai Lama

Tom Terry, who runs Eagle TV, a television station in Mongolia owned by a Christian organization, writes about why he felt the station's news division had an obligation to cover...

Pakistan: Pishin and the fruits

Shirazi on wonderful Pishin and fruits. “Until the middle of the 18 th century, when Quetta finally passed into the hands of Brahvi rulers, the history of Pishin is identical...

South Africa: Tutu endures

Even after the end of Apartheid in South Africa, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu continues to be a champion of human dignity and justice, writes Yebo Gogo.

Tanzania: Darwin's Nightmare

Bongoland Reflections offers his views on Darwin’s Nightmare, a documentary that has stirred controversy and angered the government of Tanzania for drawing a connection between fish trade and illegal arms...

Sri Lanka: ICT For Peacebuilding and Switzerland

ICT for Peacebuilding has details of a conversation with Ambassador Daniel Stauffacher on exploring possibilities for collaboration and exploration in the theory and practice of ICT4Peace between the author's work...

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