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28 September 2006

Stories from 28 September 2006

Zambia: candidates capitalize on anti-chinese sentiment

“Many Zambians are angry about Chinese petty merchants who are outcompeting local retailers and the poor or unsafe working conditions of Chinese-owned mines,” writes AfricaBeat, noting that anti-Chinese sentiment has...

Ghana: how to participate in web economy

Tropically Tolerant has an interesting idea: “In my last entry, I suggested that it was time for the average Ghanaian developer with an Internet connection to participate in the new...

Ethiopia: were blogs blocked?

“One day Ethiopia had one of the busiest and fastest-growing blogging scenes in the whole of Africa. The next, more than two-thirds of its online journals simply disappeared,” begins the...

Venezuela: Elections and Crime

Oil Wars dissects and criticizes the anti-crime platform of opposition candidate Manuel Rosales.

Peru: Inca Kola

Alejandro of Peru Food tells the incredible story of Inka Kola, or “the little cola that could.”

El Salvador: Religious Freedom and Murdered Priest

Just a day after writing about religious freedom in El Salvador, Tim Muth learns that a priest was brutally beaten and killed.

Kazakhstan: Borat vs. Nomad

Registan.net says that Western media are over-hyping the Kazakh government's displeasure with Sasha Baron Cohen's character Borat, a racist, homophobic journalist claiming to be from Kazakhstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Storming Pyramid

Yulia of neweurasia reports on the latest attack on Pyramid TV in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Panthers

Tolkun Umaraliev reports on the Bishkek Panthers, the American Football team at the American University of Central Asia, the only such team in Kyrgyzstan. Tolkun says that the team has...

Nigeria: corruption in high places

Oloniyi David Ajao writes about corruption in high places in Nigeria, “Accusations have been that the Vice President is corrupt, and should not be allowed to stand as president in...

Kazakhstan: The Deal with Blogs

Leila at neweurasia writes a detailed post on the legal status of blogs and online journalism in Kazakhstan.

Afghanistan:Between war and peace

Afghan Warrior talks about countrie's security problems. The blogger says the daily life of most Afghan people is normal but in some southern and western provinces the daily life of...

India: Discussing feminism

Hip Hop Grandmom discusses feminism. “When we talk of equal rights for men and women what exactly do we mean? I know of a family a young couple where the...

Syria: Democracy vs. Engagement!

While the Democracy Faith seems to have been based on the assumption that authoritarianism and corruption in the Broader Middle East and North Africa region seem to play a role...

Palestine: Citizen Profile

Are Palestinians still romanticizing with the fantasies and daydreams of complete liberation and the return to a land they only heard and read about? Maybe these daydreams were legitimate and...

Tunisia: Ramadan Beggars

We all see beggars on the streets, on subway corners, and especially traffic lights. But Ramadan sees a sharp rise in beggars and their activities. Of course, these people would...

Jordan: 1st Grade Curriculum

Beside believing that Christian private schools are far better in discipline than Muslim schools, Batir thinks that the 1st grade curriculum is so tough, and a 6 year old children...

Bahrain: Michael Jackson quits Bahrain?

Khalid wonders if Michael is quiting Bahrain and his buiness with King's son after reports that he parted company with a record label based in the Gulf state of Bahrain....

India: Education and English

The government in Karnataka flexes its muscles by quoting a specific rule and shutting down schools. More at the Indian Economy Blog – “The point of contention behind closing the...

Russia: Sakhalin Housing and Other Problems

Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert posts pictures from Sakhalin Island and writes about housing and other problems he's encountered there: “We have managed to find a very...

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