10 September 2006

Stories from 10 September 2006

Reunion: Actively Blogging

  10 September 2006

Alongside the Democratic Republic of Congo, Reunion a French Overseas Department located in the Indian Ocean to the East of Africa has one of the most active blogospheres in the francophone world. Its portal Reunion Permanente either explains the bustling activity or illustrates it. The portal even keeps track of...

Bermuda: Blogging hurricane Florence

  10 September 2006

The video above was captured this afternoon by Bermuda bloggers Shawn and Sue “from the Southshore, Eastern end of Bermuda, approx 24 hours before Florence is scheduled to arrive.” Florence is the season's latest hurricane, and the island of Bermuda has been bracing for her arrival since the middle of...

China: Mao Who?

  10 September 2006

Saturday marked the thirtieth anniversary of Mao Zedong‘s death. Like the closeted bones some families would rather just forget about, China seems to be serious about moving on from the helter-skelter days of high Communism, both at The Party level and at the grassroots. Wu Zuolai, whose Sina.com blog was...

Haiti: Youth gaming project

  10 September 2006

Ebogjonson discovers the Playing 4 Keeps youth media project, in which students at a US high school team up to produce a “socially conscious” online game. Poverty is the topic for this year's game, which the students have chosen to set in Haiti.

South Asia Blog Buzz

  10 September 2006

The latest from the South Asian blogs: Bangladesh: - Rajputro writes a satirical piece on how the load shedding (power cuts to manage shortage in electricity supply) in Bangladesh can be counterproductive. - Shafiur of imperfect|world|2006 is amused with the political dramas set out in Bangladesh as a form of...

Senegal: Senegality and the End of a Regime

  10 September 2006

Seckasysteme points to (Fr) an article by Dr. Mame Marie Faye expressing growing discontent with President Abdoulaye Wade's leadership. She writes: “For a few months now, the sense that the end of an era is approaching is pervading this country and nothing or anyone can stop it. With the latest...

Martinique, Africa: Perspective on Lesbianism in Africa

  10 September 2006

Le Blog de [Moi] deplores (Fr) historian/anthropologist Boris de Rachewiltz’ take on African female homosexuality in his 1993 book on African sexual practices:”Homosexuality is covered in the paragraph on sexual deviations. Promiscuity, absence of the other sex and narcissism, use of sex toys as penis substitutes: it's all there.”

Philippines: Politicians rush to change the Constitution

  10 September 2006

Since July of last year, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has endorsed the proposal to change the 1987 Constitution. The charter change or Cha-Cha drive has divided the nation. On one side, people are supporting Cha-Cha because they seek genuine and much-needed reforms in the government. On the other hand, Cha-Cha...

The Table of Free Voices

  10 September 2006

Bebelplatz, a square in Berlin, situated near to state opera and the Humboldt University buildings has an infamous past. Seventy Three years ago (1933) Nazi youths instigated by their Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels burned around 20,000 books, including works by Thomas Mann, Erich Maria Remarque, Heinrich Heine, Karl Marx and...

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