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9 December 2006

Stories from 9 December 2006

Global Voices launches new search function!

Global Voices co-founder Ethan Zuckerman and tech guru Boris Anthony have put together a new “Global Voices Web” search using the new Google Co-op platform which enables you to create...

Russia: Moscow Subway

The Turkish Invasion writes about the Moscow subway: “It is just like being married… You can't do with or without it.”

Russia: Deadly Hospital Fire

Andy Young has relaunched Siberian Light, a blog on Russia, and reports on a deadly fire at a Moscow drug rehabilition hospital, which killed 45 women last night.

Russia: Anti-Fascist's Murder Deemed ‘Hooliganism’

Sean's Russia Blog writes about a strange verdict in the antifa activist's murder case: the murderers have been convicted for “hooliganism.”

Russia: Litvinenko's Case

Attempts to untangle the details of Aleksandr Litvinenko's poisoning, from different perspectives: by a reader at La Russophobe – here, and by Copydude – here, here, and here.

Senegal: Migrants to Spain Repatriated

Le Pangolin provides an update on the status of Africans who have migrated to Spain on rafts in the thousands in the past year (Fr): “Spain, which in an initial...

Russia: Female Bodyguards

Copydude writes about Russian female bodyguards.

Russia: The “New Cold War”

A Step At A Time links to Edward Lucas’ piece on the “new cold war.”

Senegal: Youth Crisis and Cultural Revolution

Le Pangolin blames (Fr) the mass emigration attempts of the young in Senegal and Africa and increasing prostitution among young women on a crisis affecting this majority age group. The...

Egypt: Bloggers open the door to police brutality debate

‘Extraordinary rendition’ has passed into common parlance over the last year as human rights organisations have accused the US government of exporting suspects to be tortured in regimes like Egypt,...

Turkmenistan: Death in Exile

At neweurasia, Peter notes the death in exile of an early victim of purges in Turkmenistan.

Uzbekistan: Social Protection reports on the Uzbek president's Constitution Day speech, in which he announced the theme for the new year.

Kazakhstan: Czech Musician

Leila writes about a Czech musician eager to learn about her roots in Kazakhstan.

Armenia: Earthquake Anniversary

Onnik Krikorian marks the 18th anniversary of the 1988 Armenian earthquake that killed 25,000 and continues to impact northern regions of the country.

Arabisc: Imprisoned Egyptian Blogger Lost in Legal Wrangle!

In my last post, I translated excrepts from a post written by Egyptian blogger Abdulkareem Sulaiman, who is being held in custody for articles he wrote online, describing the unhealthy...

South Africa: a house in five minutes

Afrigadget writes about a foldaway house in South Africa: “Rajan Harinarain, a South African entrepreneur and inventor has come up with a temporary foldaway house for use in emergency situations...

Africa: thoughts on African blogosphere

Grandiose Parlor weighs in on Black Looks’ post, Technorati Bomb for Africa.

DRC: Tshisekedi Supporters Arrested

UDPS Liege announces (Fr) that 5 supporters of party leader Etienne Tshisekedi were arrested in the Matonge neighborhood at a demo on Wednesday. The blog provides four names: Passy Mutombo,...

Madagascar: Alafia

L'Odyssee de Tattum just discovered the band Alafia of which she writes (Fr): “With more than 300 concerts in tow, Alafia is a presence at numerous festivals … Alafia's sunny...

Senegal: Wade & Mandela

Blog Politique du Senegal writes (Fr): “If Wade was as wise as Mandela, he would retire …”

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