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5 October 2006

Stories from 5 October 2006

Kenya: gifted Kenyan artist

African Painters writes about Tobias Butama, “His work as an artist has been clearly documented in the Library of the National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. and extensively...

Namibia: anti-corruption song contest

Museke writes about Anti-Corruption Song Contest in Namibia, “This is a worthy effort to make use of music in educating the populace about an issue that is paramount in African...

Tajikistan: Emulating Uzbekistan

Alexander Sadikov says that Tajikistan's president is emulating Uzbekistan's by not only creating loyal political parties, but also by reforming existing ones to create an impression of multiparty democracy.

Caucasus & Central Asia: Press Freedom

At neweurasia, Neil rounds up news on press freedom from all over the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Tajikistan: Election Update

James of neweurasia posts an update on Tajikistan's presidential election.

Sudan: photos from Darfur

“Before a patrol the South Africans in Sector 6 do an organised and structured final inspection before going. Sector 6 is currently still the most dangerous sector in Darfur,” writes...

Kyrgyzstan: Capital Osh?

Yulia reports that a Kyrgyz politician has proposed moving the country's capital to the southern city of Osh, and she pronounces the idea utterly foolish.

Kyrgyzstan: The Kochkor Rodeo

Peace Corps Volunteer Trent Milan reports on working with a mullah to organize a rodeo on Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan. Working with him to put on the event is Vista 360 (background...

Blogging Tunisia: whisper!

Roughly a year ago, the Tunisian weekly newspaper, Tunis Hebdo has published an article about the Tunisian Blogs [Fr] in which the author, Zouhour Harbaoui, shaped a frivolous image of...

US secret detentions: from hotel room to squalid prison cell

When President George W. Bush confirmed in a speech last month that the CIA has been operating a programme of secret detentions on foreign territory, it was portrayed by the...

Serbia: Debate on Media Depiction of Kosovo Children

B92 news have reported on the journalist association's reaction to the alleged mistreatment of children from Kosovo and Metohia (in further text K&M) during a talk show on national TV....

Venezuela: Caracas, a Photo Tour

“Putto” offers an interesting photo tour of Caracas on Flickr.

Mexico: Abductions in Oaxaca

Nancy Davies says that a law student and possibly two others were reportedly “snatched from the streets by plainclothes thugs.

Bolivia: “Empty Grottos on Jungle Road to Santa Cruz”

Ben Djangle continues his telling and descriptive chronicles from a country in chaos: Bolivia.

Argentina: Music: Bicicletas

Fernando Casale has posted two tracks from the release album by Argentine band Bicicletas.

Peru: Across the Andes to Huaraz

Having already bicycled through all of Central America and a good portion of South America, David of A Ride for the Climate explains the concept of horse-assisted bike touring as...

Mexico: No End to Oaxacan Conflict in Sight

Mark in Mexico has four posts in as many days about the continued political and social strife in Oaxaca. The post titles are telling: Father of 3 decapitated at APPO...

Venezuela: Book Review: Venezuela in Debt by Jose Guerra

Miguel Octavio reviews the book “Venezuela in Debt” by Jose Guerra, which according to Octavio, “draws parallels to the Presidency of Carlos Andres Perez (CAP) to that of Hugo Chavez,...

Cuba: The dengue problem

The video above appeared on YouTube on September 29, 2006, with no accompanying information but the tags “cuba” and “dengue“. Linked earlier this week by The Real Cuba, it appears...

Poland: Czech Flag Faux Pas

Warsaw Station reports on how Polish foreign ministry welcomed the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov with a Czech flag.

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