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22 November 2006

Stories from 22 November 2006

Guyana: Melancholy and migration

After her brother returns to England, Guyana-Gyal muses on personal melancholy and the more general issue of migration: “I don’t think people here recover yet from the splintering of families,...

Armenia, Tajikistan: Roundups

Onnik Krikorian rounds up the Armenian blogosphere while Vadim does the same for the Tajikistani one.

Jamaica: Respect the currency

Jamaican Mummy Mel appeals to her compatriots to show their patriotism by respecting the local currency: “All too often I see people screwing up their faces and bitchin about the...

Tajikistan: Presidential Symbols

Vadim reports on Tajikstan's presidential symbols.

Kyrgyzstan: Youth and Nasvai

Yulia translates an article on the heavy use of nasvay, a mixture of tobacco and lime that is chewed, among young Kyrgyz.

Kyrgyzstan: Public Opinion

Kyrgyz Report discusses the findings of a new public opinion poll.

Armenia: Big Brother's Fall

Blogrel reports on the death of Big Brother, a large advertising screen in Yerevan's Republic Square.

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival venue off limits

Saucydiva reprints an article on her blog announcing that the Queen's Park Savannah, one of the traditional venues for Trinidad's Carnival parade, will be off limits for next year's festival,...

Trinidad & Tobago: The extent of the race problem

Are the comparisons being made by former Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition Basdeo Panday between the state of race relations situation in Trinidad and Tobago and that in...

Barbados: Caribbean on the move?

Barbadian blogger eemanee quotes the lyrics of two songs in which people from one Caribbean island make fun of people from another, and wonders: “i wonder if i'll live to...

Serbia: Karadzic

Slobodan Milosevic could have known where Karadzic was, writes Finding Karadzic. And Jean-Marie Le Pen, a French presidential candidate, has a t-shirt with the images of Ratko Mladic and Radovan...

Ukraine: Orange Revolution 2 Years On

Leopolis writes about the meaning and the second anniversary of the Orange Revolution.

Russia: Hairdressers

The Turkish Invasion compares Russian and Turkish hairdressers.

Russia: Litvinenko Poisoning

Sean's Russia Blog writes about the Litvinenko Affair.

Ukraine: Orange Camp Troubles

Foreign Notes writes about the lack of unity and other troubles in Ukraine's Orange camp.

African Diaspora: color or appearance?

An anonymous reader responds to Black Looks’ post, “You are a blackman, you have to leave”: “Service was refused to this man based on his appearance not his race. If...

South Africa: podcast round-up

Vincent Maher writes a round-up of South African news podcast, “Both the Sunday Times and the Mail & Guardian Online have begun podcasting in the recent weeks so I figure...

South Africa: design your own World Cup logo

A new website enables South Africans to design their own 2010 World Cup logo, “If you're bummed that you didn't crack the nod to assist with the design of our...

Ukraine: Maidan's Second Anniversary

Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kyiv, Ukraine: two years since the beginning of the Orange Revolution – by Veronica Khokhlova Nov. 22 marks the second anniversary of the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, but...

Leila Al Haddad in Raising Yousuf, who is making her long trek home from the US to Palestine, and is now stuck in Egypt, waiting for the border to her...

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