15 October 2006

Stories from 15 October 2006

Martinique: Remembering a Special Moment

  15 October 2006

Le Blog de [Moi] thinks back nostalgically (Fr) on a dance with a special woman she met for a couple of minutes in her twenties at a gay dance before the woman returned to her male companion.

Mooziko, the African YouTube

  15 October 2006

Le Blog de PKJ Agency, a blog that “casts a global look at the African Internet,” weighed the pros and cons of Mooziko, the African YouTube, this week and stirred up some debate in the process. Says the blog: Alors que Youtube vient de se faire racheter pour la modique...

Colombia: New Bird Species Found

  15 October 2006

Proyecto Colombia celebrates the discovery of a new bird species in the cloud forest of the Santander province. The bird proudly flashes its colors, which match those of the Colombian flag.

Ecuador: Ecuador Elige Follows the Elections

  15 October 2006

Ecuador Elige [ES], a group blog with 13 contributors followed the Presidential elections in Ecuador throughout the day. The site posts partial results and early reactions. Early results show Alvaro Noboa and Rafael Correa as moving onto the 2nd run-off round.

Reunion: Diagonale des Fous

  15 October 2006

LSZ Blog describes (Fr) La Diagonale des Fous, [Diagonal of the Crazies] an annual hike across the local volcano. He explains that every year “they assemble in a small town in the southeast of the island, with the obsessive idea of reaching the other side of the island as fast...

Reunion: Still Smoking

  15 October 2006

Pierrot Dupuy laments (Fr) that despite a tactical 30 cent increase in cigarette prices, cigarette consumption in Reunion has not decreased. He concludes: “Since the stated goal of the hike was to lower consumption, we have to admit that the powers that be have failed.”

France, Togo: No Smoking

  15 October 2006

France-based Togolese blogger Kangni Alem writes (Fr): “France is going to progressively completely forbid tobacco smoking in public places. Thank God. To say I had no problem with public smoking would be a lie.” Tony, a commentator to the blog responds (Fr): ” In Africa smokers will continue to have...

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