Stories from 26 September 2006
AfricaBeat on a divestment campaign in Sudan: I love how the entire Bush administration is mobilizing to “Save Darfur” even as it has worked to bury proposed legislation that is the centerpiece of a divestment campaign to force American investors pull money out of any company doing business in Sudan.
Bella Naija finds clothes by South African designers, which are practical and fashionable.
Naija Blog posts a link to IBB, a documentary about the former Nigerian military ruler, General Ibrahim Babandiga (IBB).
Steve Ntwiga's musical link takes us to Tanzania's “Doctor” Remmy Ongala.
neweurasia reports on an HIV/AIDS conference in Bishkek that brought together officials from governments in Central Asia and other former Soviet States.
Ben Paarmann reports on the fallout coming in the wake of a mining accident in Kazakhstan at a Mittal Steel mine near Temirtau.
According to Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the International Federation of Journalists, the Iranian media is under an increasing amount of governmental pressure. More newspapers and magazines such as daily Shargh and the monthlies Nameh and Hafez have been shut down by the Commission for Authorizing and Monitoring the Press,...
Ethan offers four areas where Africa is leading the rest of the world.
At neweurasia Vadim reports that Tajikistan is the latest Central Asian state in which the president is campaigning against gold caps on teeth.
Onnik Krikorian continues his periodic reporting on Yezidis in Armenia and neighboring countries, touching on issues of how Yezidis fit into the Kurdish community.
At Blogrel, “Observer” argues that Armenia will suffer because of anti-Russian moods on the international scene.
Report: Land grabbers become millionaires in Kenya, via Kenyan Pundit.
Black Looks reports that flash floods have left thousands of people homeless in West Africa.
Le Blog de [Moi] (Fr) tells of eyeing a teenage schoolgirl dressed like a tomboy at the same spot every morning on her way to work and seeing her young self in this lesbian to be. A conversation ensues with a young commentator about the ways in which lesbians meet...
Samir will help you find out why belly dancing and Morocco have become so linked in people's minds.
DesertPeace believes that Shimon Peres is an obstacle to peace, even though he is a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, which means that he should work effortlessly to establish peace. “Not so in the case of Shimon Peres, who seems to be on a whirlwind tour to guarantee that...
It's been 63 days since the parliament was dissolved and no one knows when the next elections are going to be… “or should we take it as the “experiment” has failed and we're going to try version 2.0 of The Bahraini Democratic Experiment and that is: get rid of this...
Hareega has posted a little [ar] series on his blog about Black September, a very dark moment in Jordan’s history. It is the most mysterious, ambiguous, misunderstood and taboo part of Jordanian history that everyone avoids talking about, Nas said.
If you are interested in humor columnists or satirists, Esra'a is looking for a help out in a website that's primarily dedicated to political satire about African and Middle Eastern leaders mostly.
Salah Al-Dien describe the report which states that majority of Israelis would support holding negotiations with a Palestinian unity government that includes the Islamic Hamas movement; as the best news piece he have seen all month because it once again shows that the people are way ahead of the leaders...
Recursive Hypocrisy on what really ails Agriculture in India. “To start with, there simply isn't any real investment in technology or innovation in this area. Farm credits, crop insurance and support prices are only measures to help those in misery. What about solutions that result in yields which would make...