5 December 2006

Stories from 5 December 2006

DRC: Prelude to Wednesday's Demonstration

  5 December 2006

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 of vendors away and arrested others who were doing outreach for the demo. The police's actions do not intimidate us...

Kyrgyzstan: Asian Games

  5 December 2006

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.

Tranquility and Justice in Caracas

  5 December 2006

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 día después hay poca gente en el metro. muchos se tomaron el día libre hoy tras una noche de celebración...

Africa: technorati bomb

  5 December 2006

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 the tag AFRICA + add your country tag irrespective of topic on every single post for the next 6 months...

Africa: Japan and Africa

  5 December 2006

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 Western liberalism, but by a desire to pursue Japanese-style economic development?”

Colombia: El Tiempo forecasts passage of “gay law”

  5 December 2006

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 the next hurdle when it's sent for final review by a special commission of the House. That would send it...

Chile: PlayStation 3 for $1,300 and Up

  5 December 2006

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, writes Leo Prieto, is found in Iqique for US $1.320.

Rwanda: hidden agenda?

  5 December 2006

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 Great Lakes region. The contest to assign blame for the genocide is a dangerous extension of that competition. It is,...

Latin America, Turkey: Reggaeturkaton

  5 December 2006

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

  5 December 2006

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, who died in 1986 at the age of 86, may be surprised to know that his widow is still very...

Argentina: Five Years of Uberbin

  5 December 2006

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 thieves, and gurus who sell “respectable” air), Movable Type launched its first version one week before I began blogging; but...

Pakistan: America and Islamophobia

  5 December 2006

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 their symbols and identities is not correct and only creates wrong perceptions of America in the eyes of Muslims.”

India: Saving Kerala

  5 December 2006

“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, the physical infrastructure and the manufacturing sector is more or less stagnant. This calls for effective and timely government intervention...

Nepal: Maoist camps all over the country

  5 December 2006

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 barracks to explode in a country which doesn’t require one, or if it needs one for something which neither of...

Sri Lanka: Inflation and the Backyard

  5 December 2006

indi.ca 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 to be burying your money in the backyard or putting it on a plane. This month inflation is almost 20%.”

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