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5 December 2006

Stories from 5 December 2006

DRC: Prelude to Wednesday's Demonstration

UDPS Liege comments on the prelude to a demonstration scheduled for Wednesday in the DRC (Fr): “This morning at Victoire Square, the police just chased newspaper vendors and other types...

Kyrgyzstan: Asian Games

Inga writes about watching the opening ceremonies of the Asian games on Kyrgyz television as well as about some of the athletes from Kyrgyzstan competing in the games.

Armenia: Teaching English

Zarchka writes about her experiences teaching English for the past month in a Yerevan school.

Tranquility and Justice in Caracas

Of course the big story around the continent has been Hugo Chávez's reelection in Venezuela with about 60% of the popular vote. Writes “La Maga,” a journalist from Caracas: el...

Africa: technorati bomb

Is there a need for technorati bomb for the African blogosphere?, asks Black Looks: “I am not sure some sort of “TECHNORATI.COM BOMB” (as in google bomb) type exercise with...

Africa: Japan and Africa

Africa Beat writing about Japan and Africa: “Did you know that Ethiopia once “looked East”…to Japan. Or that in Madagascar, an early attempt to gain independence was prompted not by...

Botswana: new HIV/Aids campaign

The National AIDS Coordinating Agency in Botswana is engaged in a new campaign to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS, reports the Nata village blog.

Colombia: El Tiempo forecasts passage of “gay law”

According to Andres Duque: “over the weekend, El Tiempo, the leading Colombian editorial newspaper, predicted that the bill would not only survive tomorrow's House of Representatives vote but also pass...

Chile: PlayStation 3 for $1,300 and Up

Newly redesigned FayerWayer is reporting that PlayStation 3 has finally arrived to Chile [ES], where it is selling for US $1.679 at Galería Eurocentro in Santiago. The most affordable price,...

Rwanda: hidden agenda?

Angelo Izama writes about the French-Rwanda diplomatic fall-out, “It is not news that France and the Kigali regime are on competing sides of the politics in this grave-filled but resource-rich...

Latin America, Turkey: Reggaeturkaton

Get this: “a Turkish percussionist who's a veteran of New York's salsa scene.” Don Ball Carbajal introduces Ayhan Sicimoglu and his fusion of Turkish-Latin rhythms.

Argentina: Maria Kodama

Jeff Barry introduces Maria Kodama: “Maria Kodama, the widow of Borges María Kodama is a well-known figure among porteños but those not familiar with the life of Jorge Luis Borges,...

Argentina: Five Years of Uberbin

Veteran Argentine blogger Mariano Amartino celebrates five years of Uberbin [ES], waxing nostalgic in geek speak: “with respect to content management systems (while today we fight against comment spam, content...

Pakistan: America and Islamophobia

My Chronicles... on Islamophobia and America. “Certainly, Muslims have an identity of their own and need to display it just like Christians, Jews, Hindus, etc. To fear Muslims for displaying...

Ukraine: Pirogovo

Ukraine List links to a Flickr set of photos of Pirogovo, the open-air museum of Ukrainian folk architecture.

India: Saving Kerala

“Dog's Own Country?” lists issues that pose challenges in the state of Kerala. “Though Kerala has been able to achieve the standards of developed countries in relation to human development,...

Nepal: Maoist camps all over the country

United We Blog! on the issues posed by the large scale presence of the Maoist camps all over the country. “In the bizarre scenario of two large armies bubbling inside...

Ukraine: Christmas/Folk Song's Metamorphosis

Ukraine List writes about a Ukrainian folk song that's been Anglicized and become a ubiquitous Christmas song in the West: “Carol of the Bells” aka “Shchedryk.”

Sri Lanka: Inflation and the Backyard on inflation in Sri Lanka and how burying money in the backyard is a better investment than saving it in a bank. “In Sri Lanka the surest investment seems...

Ukraine: “Is Homer Simpson Ukrainian?”

Ukraine List writes about Ukrainian Mennonite heritage of Matt Groening, the creator of the Simpsons.

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