20 September 2006

Stories from 20 September 2006

Zimbabwe: the struggle continues

  20 September 2006

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 tortured for demonstrating against the government, Lovemore Madhuku's National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) have promised they'll be out on the streets...

Jamaica: Ooh, Jamaica

  20 September 2006

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 and the Caribbean.”

Ethiopia: new book from a jailed politician

  20 September 2006

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 compelling reading when the author is in jail and his pen, head, heart and spirit- together and in unison defy...

Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights in Ethiopia

  20 September 2006

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 democratic rights in support of Ethiopians who can not. The calls are to House Speaker Dennis Hastert with the aim...

Togolese Hip Hop's Significance

  20 September 2006

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

  20 September 2006

“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” or “I acknowledge God as mother, I nurture Her creation,” says Barbados's BIM in a tongue-in-cheek rant about partriarchy.

Trinidad & Tobago: Farewell, BWEE

  20 September 2006

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 for a new entity called Caribbean Airlines.

Bahamas: Reforming broadcasting

  20 September 2006

“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 the Bahamas.

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

  20 September 2006

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 Havana, Cuba, Morales took the podium at the United Nations General Assembly. Much of his content focused on the controversial...

The future of the African blogosphere

  20 September 2006

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 initiatives be? How can African bloggers leverage their knowledge and (web 2.0) expertise to a greater good? What initiatives can...

Hungary: Critical Mass Bike Ride Cancelled

  20 September 2006

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 decided it prudent not to have thousands of cyclists on the streets stretching police resources at the present time; I...

Hungary: Mid-Week Briefing

  20 September 2006

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 for the benefit of bored right-wing nudniks, self-important politicians (including some as or more dishonest than our current BSing PM),...

Ukraine: News Roundup

  20 September 2006

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

  20 September 2006

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 looking at things like… plastic bags. Specifically I was wondering how the 50 kopeck heavy-duty plastic bag makers hit on...

Russia: Svetlana Bakhmina's Appeal

  20 September 2006

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.” Bakhmina used to be a YUKOS lawyer and was sentenced to six and a half years of imprisonment in a...

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