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27 October 2006

Stories from 27 October 2006

Senegal Elections: Everything but Wade

Reflecting on the upcoming presidential election, Blog Politique du Senegal writes (Fr): “In 2000 it was everything but Diouf, in 2007 it's everything except Wade.”

Guadeloupe/Martinique, France: Zouk Nostalgia

Reminiscing Martiniquan/Guadeloupean group Kassav's song “Zouk la se sel medikaman nou ni” [” Zouk is our only medicine”], France-based Oliviermr2 posts a graphic depicting a couple dancing zouk and writes...

Mexico: The Streets of Tijuana

Following the murder of five businessmen within two days, Ana Maria Salazar asks why the world has seem to have forgotten about Tijuana. Meanwhile, on YouTube, a disturbing video of...

Cambodia: New Lecturer

samphors sambo in Cambodia just landed a job as a lecturer. She posts a self-portrait and asks “My sis said: You look cool.My teacher said: You look like gangster lecturer.My...

Guyana: A tale of Eid and ice

Guyana-Gyal tells a story involving and Eid-Ul-Fitr dinner, a lost cell phone and a bag of party ice.

Jamaica: Five Questions with Marlon James

The latest installment in Geoffrey Philp's “Five Questions” series is an interview with Jamaican novelist Marlon James.

Dominica, UK: Jean Rhys

Jeremy Taylor's dislike of the new BBC dramatisation of Dominican novelist Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea leads him to consider, among other things, Rhys's struggle to reconcile “her creole and...

Dispatch from Uganda

The tenuous peace talks in Juba, Sudan, between the Government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) continue for a third month, with each side accusing the other of...

Uzbekistan: Thaw With Europe

Registan.net notes an apparent coming thaw in relations between the EU and Uzbekistan.

Tajikistan: Eyes on the Election

Members of the United States Congress held a hearing yesterday on Tajikistan's upcoming presidential election. James of neweurasia was on hand and reports on the proceedings.

Guatemala: Marimba

Chapinadas gives a Guatemalan-centric history of the marimba.

Mexico: Teachers Return to Classrooms, APPO Wants Proof

Mark in Mexico says that all hell broke loose once the striking Oaxacan teachers voted to return to their classrooms: : APPO has begun to lock down the city. There...

Central Asia: Music & Film in Prague

Leila Tanayeva reports on the screening of three documentaries on Central Asian music that recently took place in Prague.

Armenia: Yerevan Traffic Jam

The Armenian Odar shows how bad an Armenian traffic jam is.

Brazil: E-Democracy of E-Fraud?

Could this weekend's runoff election in Brazil be marred by corruption and e-fraud? Colin Brayton digs deep and offers his analysis.

Argentina: NGO Photo Blog

El Agora, an NGO based in Córdoba, Argentina has organized a friendly photo competition that hopes to highlight the best practices of fellow NGO's, Social Movements, and the private and...

Argentina: Gender Equality Survey

The official Buenos Aires city government blog summarizes the results of a recent survey on inequality between men and women in Argentina's capital city [ES]: “8 out of 10 Buenos...

Poland: Yet Another Party

The beatroot writes about yet another political party about to appear on Poland's political scene.

Ukraine: Another Wedding Video

Dykun posts a 2005 video from a wedding in the town of Pidhajtsi, Ternopil region of Ukraine.

Belarus: A Wedding Dancer

A rather amusing video from a Belarusian wedding party causes a rather serious discussion about the country's present and future, reports TOL's Belarus Blog.

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