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20 September 2006

Stories from 20 September 2006

Zimbabwe: the struggle continues

We are learning from Zimbwabean Pundit that Zimbabweans will not give up the fight!: “Barely a week after their counterparts from the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions were arrested and...

Jamaica: Ooh, Jamaica

Geoffrey Philp recounts his encounter with various stereotypical ideas about Jamaicans on another Caribbean island, and asks the question: “what are we doing now to promote well-rounded images of Jamaica...

Ethiopia: new book from a jailed politician

Ethiopian Paradox informs us about a new book written by the jailed mayor of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Dr. Berhanu Nega, “As or When the Dawn of Freedom Breaks”: “It makes...

Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights in Ethiopia

In a post titled “Liberal Democracy in Action,” Ethiopia Pundit writes: “Also … EthioMedia reports that “The phones ring off the hook” at House Speaker's Office.” Ethiopian-Americans are exercising their...

Togolese Hip Hop's Significance

France-based Togolese blogger Kangni Alem ponders (Fr) the significance of Togolese hip hop: “Hip hop really is the pot in which different Togolese traditions melt and interpenetrate.” l

Barbados: The Y chromosome

“He didn't say “I put others needs before my own, I sacrifice my happiness for my loved ones.” or “I give value to my emotions, I feel my partners grief”...

The 5th Carnival Against Racism

Black Looks writes about “The 5th Carnival Against Racism and the 1st to be held in the African blogosphere.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Farewell, BWEE

Barbados Free Press says farewell to BWIA — or Bwee, as it's familiarly called — as the Trinidad and Tobago airline prepares to wind up its operations and make way...

Bahamas: Reforming broadcasting

“The country's entire broadcasting policy needs to be re-evaluated and reformed to fit our modern context,” says Sir Arthur Foulkes in a post outlining the history of television broadcasting in...

Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago: At Carifesta

Bahamian Nicolette Bethel posts her first report from the Carifesta XI arts festival in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

While President Evo Morales is away participating in various international settings, developments back in Bolivia continue down the road of uncertainty and unpredictability. After attending the Non-Aligned Movement summit in...

The future of the African blogosphere

Writing about the Digital Citizen Indaba on Blogging, which took place in South Africa last week, and the future of the African blogosphere, Grandiose Parlor asks: “What would the post-conference...

Hungary: Critical Mass Bike Ride Cancelled

Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes that this year's Critical Mass bike ride has been cancelled in Budapest because of the riots: “Understandably, the organisers have now...

Hungary: Mid-Week Briefing

Pestiside.hu posts a Mid-Week Briefing: “As thing currently stand, we are going to treat the whole “Uprising '06” for what we think it is: a colorful little street carnival staged...

Ukraine: News Roundup

Foreign Notes covers the following subjects: investigation of the “allegedly illegal discriminatory” value-added tax reimbursements; Party of the Regions anatomy; Vladimir Putin's thoughts on Ukraine; former speaker goes into opposition.

Ukraine: Politics and Life

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine reviews Ukraine's political developments and also writes about his visit to Ukraine: “I myself wasn't paying much attention to politics, in truth. Instead I was...

Ukraine: Art Scene

Petro of Petro's Jotter writes about Ukraine's art scene.

Ukraine: Loss of Face

Abdymok reminds the readers of the events two years ago by translating a non-published article about president Yushchenko's alleged poisoning.

Russia: Svetlana Bakhmina's Appeal

David McDuff of A Step At A Time writes about Svetlana Bakhmina's appeal “to have her sentence deferred for nine years, until her youngest child reaches the age of 14.”...

Egypt: Egypt's fourth faith

What is Egypt's fourth faith? Zeinobia talks about the faith that both, Egyptian Muslims and Christians refuse to exist.

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