Stories from 5 October 2006
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 at home in Nairobi, Kenya.”
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 societies today – corruption.”
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.
At neweurasia, Neil rounds up news on press freedom from all over the Caucasus and Central Asia.
James of neweurasia posts an update on Tajikistan's presidential election.
“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 Werner Klokow, a South African soldier with the African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur, Sudan, who keeps a photoblog.
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.
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 here), a Wyoming NGO that helps facilitate exchange between cowboy cultures around the world.
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 the Tunisian Blogs as a matter of all and nothing. The reactions of the bloggers, whether on Tunis Hebdo online...
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 United States Government as part of its efforts to “bring terrorists to justice”. Yet this programme, along with the controversial...
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. Independent Association of Journalists of Serbia (NUNS) claims that the so-called public service TV tried to manipulate citizens in a...
“Putto” offers an interesting photo tour of Caracas on Flickr.
Nancy Davies says that a law student and possibly two others were reportedly “snatched from the streets by plainclothes thugs.
Ben Djangle continues his telling and descriptive chronicles from a country in chaos: Bolivia.
Fernando Casale has posted two tracks from the release album by Argentine band Bicicletas.
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 he crossed Peru’s highest mountain range.
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 roadblock. President Fox and his cabinet draw the line. Guerrillas raising their ugly heads. The striking teachers and APPO refuse...
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, exploring the contradictions and similarities between the two periods.”
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 to support what blogger Marc Masferrer wrote last Friday: Everyone in Havana and other cities has seen the clouds of...
Warsaw Station reports on how Polish foreign ministry welcomed the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov with a Czech flag.
Csikszereda Musings writes about this year's small potatoes and other happenings in the Romanian town of Csikszereda.