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25 September 2006

Stories from 25 September 2006

Belize: Independence Day photos

Lee Vanderwalker posts photos of the colourful Independence Day celebrations in Belize.

Barbados: Karl Brodhagen

Linda Thompkins highlights the career of Guyana-born Barbados artist Karl Brodhagen, sculptor of one of Barbados's most famous public artworks.

New Caledonia: Miss Caledonia Dethroned for Nude Photos

Sebastien from 5 Minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie deplores (Fr) that Miss Caledonia was recently stripped of her crown and prevented from participating in the Miss France contest because of artistic...

Botswana: removal of the Basarwa from ancestral land

Sotho opposes the removal of the Basarwa from their ancestral land in Botswana: “The Basarwa (Baroa in Sesotho) deserve to live on their land, as did the native American, in...

Africa: Moving on from the digital indaba

Meskel Square on “Moving on from the Digital Indaba“: “Overall it was a huge success. One way of judging that is to look at all the discussions that are still...

Barbados: Piggies At The Trough Awards

Barbados Free Press announces that nominations are open for the 1st annual Barbados Piggies At The Trough Awards: “the winner will be the Barbados politician or civil servant who, in...

Nigeria: Nollywood Movie Premiere

Hollywood. Bollywood. What about Nollywood?

Barbados: Lessons from Cayman

Barbados Free Press sees lessons for Barbados in the Cayman Islands’ current debate over immigration rules regarding ex-patriates.

Gambia 101

Gambia 101, via African Shirts: “After the 1981 coup attempt, the confederation of Senegambia was established with Senegal. The union didn't last too long, but made a lot of sense....

Africa: dumping site for toxic waste

Grandiose Parlor asks whether Africa is a dumping site for global toxic waste: “The use of Africa as a dumping site for hazardous waste from industrialized nations is old news....

Gambia: Jammeh wins presidential election

And the winner of 2006 Presidential election in Gambia is…

Brazil: Reactions to iSummit 2006

Better late than never, Colin Brayton has put together and translated some reactions to Creative Commons iSummit 2006 on his latest New Market Machines Radio podcast.

Armenia: Notes from the Blogosphere

Onnik Krikorian has a roundup of the Armenian blogosphere.

Kazakhstan: Helping Orphans

KZblog writes about ways to help Kazakhstani orphans.

Kazakhstan: Week in Review

Adam Kesher rounds up an eventful week in Kazakhstan's politics.

Kyrgyzstan: Tekebaev Roundup

Yulia of neweurasia rounds up the Kyrgyz blogosphere's discussion of the political scandal involving opposition politician Omurbek Tekebaev.

Bahamas: Doing what you love

“. . . the humanity of the Bahamian citizen has been compromised. We allow ourselves and our reality to be defined by other people, because we have made it difficult,...

Argentina: Buenos Aires 3D for Google Earth

Ezequiel Galotti is building Buenos Aires … so to speak. Block by block, building by building, he is constructing the capital in 3D to be viewed with Google Earth. The...

Colombia: Migration Project: María Gómez

Liz Henry introduces María Gómez's new, bilingual Have Money Will Vlog site as part of the Colombia Migration Project.

New Caledonia: Surfer Video

Sebastien from 5 Minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie posts (Fr) a video of surfers on the beaches of Meridien and Anse-Vata.

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