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18 September 2006

Stories from 18 September 2006

Malaysia: Pope's Speech

Nik Nazmi in Malaysia asks whether the speech made by pope was really an attempt at dialogue. “While, yes, the Pope has now apologised, what is glaring is the fact...

Solomon Islands: Australian high commissioner asked to leave

The South Pacific Travel Blog has the latest from Solomon Islands where the Australian high commissioner was forced to leave country after he was declared a persona non grata.

Laos: Laotian Pop Music in Japan

The Samakomlao blog posts pictures of a Laotian pop duo in concert in Japan. Laos is one of the least visited countries in Asia and only recently rest of Asia...

Cambodia: Introducing Blogs on Cambodia

Mythical Dude is missing Cambodia and he is staying in touch by reading blogs from Cambodia.

Uganda's brightest artist

African Painters on the late Ugandan artist, Henry Lutalo Lumu, “Henry Lutalo Lumu is credited by many of Uganda's artists as being one of the country's brightest and most widely...

Lagos Book and Art Festival

Cora has news and photos from the 8th Lagos Book and Art Festival (September 15 -17, 2006).

The president of Tanzania drumming

So the President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, can play the African drum! He was the guest of honor at the opening ceremony of the 25th Bagamoyo Arts Festival, which took...

Kenya: ruling elite and younger generation

Kumekucha has an idea about what the President of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki and his closest aides think of younger generation leaders, “My firm conviction is that the younger generation in...

Sudan: death and funeral announcement

Death and funeral announcement is a poem written in support of the Global Day for Darfur: Here lies eighty thousand souls names and identities- unknown passions and pains- unknown feelings...

Ethiopia: who needs enemies?

“With allies like this, who needs enemies?,” Weichegud asks, and continues to write: “The neighboring Ethiopian government, led by a rabid Marxist ethnicologist who got the Bill Clinton “Enlightened African...

Global Voices Online Wins Knight-Batten Innovations Award

September 18, 2006 COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Global Voices Online, a web site about how news affects daily life and conversations in more than 130 countries, is this year's $10,000...

Brazil: Digital Varjão – Cultural Hotspot in Action

Jose Murilo Junior describes the “cultural hotspot” workshop of Digital Varjão, which encourages young people in Varjão do Torto – a low income informal settlement in the outskirts of Brasília...

Venezuela: Polling the Elections and Crime

Caracas Connect has one last summary from their recent delegation to Caracas while francisco describes the voting poll wars and Oil Wars examines Venezuela's crime problem.

Bolivia: Two Cochabamba Ironies

Jim Schultz on the ironies of a reeking modern airport and coca-chewing DEA guards in Cochabamba.

Honduras: HIV Workshops

Melanie, a volunteer in Honduras describes the 3-day workshops on HIV that she gives to junior high students: “The only potential problem I had was with a 17-year-old 7th grader...

Central America: Indepedence Day

Tim Muth describes the festivities in El Salvador as Central Americans celebrated 185 years of independence from Spain. In Costa Rica, apparently it is Independence Eve when the real parties...

Panama: Music: “Culture in Panama (My Appreciation for Señor Loop)”

Writer Rob Rivera articulates why he believes “Panama is coming into its own in terms of culture, after laying dormant for many years.”

India: Homosexuality and the Law

Homosexuality in India is illegal because of a law that is largely part of a British legacy. Vikram Seth, a prominent author has written an open letter to the Government...

Pakistan: View of Manuel and the Pope

Metroblogging Lahore takes a closer look at what the Pope actually said, and in the context of the entire speech, wonders what the Pope's intent is. “Specially after reading the...

U.N. reform: when you talk, will they listen?

When you talk, will this man listen? Let's find out on Tuesday. What is your opinion of the United Nations? What kind of impact has it had on your country...

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