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8 December 2006

Stories from 8 December 2006

Serbia: Vojislav Seselj on Hunger Strike

As the parliamentary poll comes closer Vojislav Seselj‘s hunger strike makes good publicity for the Serbian Radical Party. He is accused of committing crimes against humanity as the leader of...

Iran:Demonstration against the compulsory veil 27 years ago

Azarmehr has published,thanks to YouTube,a video showing a demonstration against the compulsory veil in early post revolution days.

Voices from Central Asia

Anara – by teokaye Anara is one of the ‘youth at risk’ that took part in the weekend trip. Instead of going to school, she supports her family by collecting...

Bolivia: EU to Demand Visas

Jorge Gobbi, commenting on news that the EU will soon formally demand every bolivian citizen that enters this region to previously obtain a visa, writes, “Eventually, only those with the...

Trindad & Tobago: Smelting or Listening?

Jeremy Taylor wishes there were some way to “impress on a government the wisdom of listening” as debate rages on about the construction of aluminium smelter plants in Trinidad and...

Bolivia: Summit of the South American Community of Nations

Guest-blogger Gretchen Gordon on today's beginning of the Summit of the South American Community of Nations and the parallel 2nd Summit for a People’s Integration in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Argentina: It Was Written on the Wall

Robert Wright translates the meanings of several street stencils around Buenos Aires.

Argentina: Impressed with Buenos Aires’ Gov't Blog

Ian Mount describes why he is every day more impressed by Pasa en Buenos Aires [ES], the city's official blog.

Mexico: Animated Version of El Chavo del Ocho

Eduardo Arcos links to the leaked first episode [ES] of a new animated reproduction of Mexico's infamous program El Chavo del Ocho. “Some things are better left in the memory,”...

Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Bolivia, Chile: Poll Numbers

Boz measures content and discontent across the continent with his weekly Friday poll numbers.

Zimbabwe: passports in short supply

Can you believe this?: “We have had fuel shortages, forex shortages and now – passports! One wonders what’s next? I was thinking aloud what would happen if there was a...

Uganda: public transport in Kampala

How many Ugandans does it take to get a shared minivan from Kampala to Entebbe? Jackfruity has the answer for you: “three to load the back of the vehicle with...

Senegal: Contraception and the Imam's Daughter

At Blog Politique du Senegal, Senegalais Scientifique comments on a local news story about an Imam's daughter having a baby out of wedlock by a European(Fr): “the most unsettling part...

What the Saudis are Talking About

So far, the topic of “woman driving” has resurfaced, a rape case sentencing made headlines, women doctors were asked to leave a lecture hall while men doctors were allowed to...

Kenya: musical link

Steve Ntwiga posts a Swahili track, Christina, by the Kenyan band, Maroon Commandos: “So, lets kick off the weekend with just a little more of this group since we already...

Ethiopia: leveraging poverty

Ethiopundit puts the Ethiopian government dispute with Starbucks over trademark in a historical perspective, ” Again? You see dear reader, back in 2002, Meles ran the same con game on...

Somalia: UN peacekeepers in Somalia

Ethan Zuckerman asks whether sending UN peacekeepers to Somalia is a good thing, “The presence of UN peacekeepers is clearly provocative to UIC forces, who say they’ll consider UN troop...

India: Cricket for all seasons in Mumbai

Metroblogging Mumbai on cricket in the city. “Cricketers from Bombay, bring the die hard, play in all conditions, no nonsense spirit that is the embodiment of Bombay. An example of...

Nepal: Hopes for Peace

Sepia Mutiny on hopes in Nepal for peace. “Will the symbolic deposition of the King and the advent of a permanent democratic government be enough of a change to bring...

India: Marathon in Pune

Some wonderful photographs by the shad king of a marathon in Pune. “There were an estimated 35,000 participants in this year’s marathon. Of course, the term “marathon” is used very...

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