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29 September 2006

Stories from 29 September 2006

Philippines: Darkness after Xangsane

Mr. Fuji in Manila describes the situation in downtown Manila in the wake of Typhoon Xangsane. “looking out from my manila hotel room, makati is dark, right to the horizon....

Macau nurtures Luso-Sino connection

Macau can be seen today as the very capital of a reinvigorated Luso-Sino friendship. In addition to holding the Economic and Commercial Cooperation Forum which happened this last weekend, the...

Guyane: Cruelty to Iguanas

Cafe Creole is upset (Fr) that people are eating iguana stews in French Guiana and posts a picture of live iguanas destined to end on someone's plate. The author goes...

Senegal, Chad, Belgium: Where Will Hissene Habre be Judged?

Generation Consciente, Un Autre Afrique explains that (Fr) after a 5-year negotiation between Senegal, Belgium and the African Union on which of the two countries should host the trial of...

DRC: Tshisekedi Should Save the Nation by Supporting Mbemba

On UDPS Liege, Florent Mukonkole writes(Fr): “Any Congolese with any sense of nationalism should rally around Mbemba [in the upcoming runoff against Kabila]to save the nation.” He then asks Etienne...

Botswana: the plight of living near diamond mines

The San people of Botswana would like you to boycott Botswana diamonds until they are allowed back into their ancestral land, writes Ethnicloft, quoting an advocacy group supporting the San’s...

Africa: a web 2.0 application from Africa

African technology firm, Incubeta, has built a web-based application,which allows you to build websites without having to know HTML, reports My Africa: “I’m glad to see that they were able...

Kazakhstan: Breaking 50

At neweurasia, Adam says that if Kazakhstan is to reach its goal of being one of the 50 most competitive economies, it must do more than “polishing” its macroeconomic indicators...

Armenia: Dusty Yerevan

Christian Garbis says that a Soviet era song still played occasionally on Armenian radio, “Clean Yerevan,” is totally removed from reality, that not only is there lots of litter, but...

Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas: The Bahamas at Carifesta

Nicolette Bethel has a series of posts (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5), reporting on the experiences of the Bahamas contingent at Carifesta, the Caribbean arts festival...

Tajikistan: Dushanbe-Moscow Train

Vadim of neweurasia writes about the ill-fated Dushanbe-Moscow train and the hardships faced by those who take the journey.

Kazakhstan: Nazarbaev in DC

Registan.net looks at media, editorial, and blog coverage of today's visit to the White House by Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbaev.

Kazakhstan: Crossing the Line

KZBlog says that comedian Sasha Baron Cohen has crossed the line in his latest stunt as the character Borat by directly mocking the president and government of Kazakhstan in his...

Poland: Coalition-Building Crisis

The beatroot reports on Poland's government crisis: “So even the Peasants don’t want to get into bed with PiS, it appears. Which shows how bad the image of the government...

Poland: Elevator Graffiti Transformation

Boo writes about an anti-Semitic graffiti in a Polish elevator that was later replaced with a message of tolerance.

Belarus: Protest Diaries and Opposition Leader

Ivan Lenin of Rush-Mush reports that the online diaries of a Belarusian protester Dasha Kostenko have been published in Moscow. He also criticizes the opposition leader Milinkevich: “It's a big...

Serbia: Kosovo Is (Not) Changing

Wu Wei observes the changes that are taking place in Kosovo and those that aren't.

Serbia: Torture Story Retraction

Balkan Ghost of Finding Karadzic has found out that a heartbreaking story about “the Sri Lankan-American Buddhist who was tortured by her Serb captors while on an aid mission during...

Russia: Open Letter on Orphanage Child Abuse

Russia Blog posts an open letter from an American mother of three adopted Russian children: “While looking for articles about the orphanage abuse that occurred in late July, 2006 in...

Bangladesh: Theatre

imperfect world 2006 points out to a review of theatre in Bangladesh. “He discusses, amongst other things, theatre as a tool of protest and theatre as an expression of resistance....

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