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20 December 2006

Stories from 20 December 2006

Freedom of speech and music celebrations in the Moroccan Blogosphere

Many different subjects were in the spotlight last week, in the Moroccan blogosphere. I'll start with Farid and his interesting numbers (Fr) about blogging in Morocco. Then comes Reda who...

Indonesia: From Oil Exporter to Importer

Indonesia matters looks at the situation that Indonesian oil industry finds itself in. The last couple of years has seen Indonesia become an oil importer.

South Africa: remembering Steve Biko

Sotho remembers South Africa's Steve Biko.

Malawi: how to get Internet access

Hacktivate has a post about a practical approach for getting Internet access in Malawi.

Kenya/Tanzania: East Africa's old songs

Steve Ntwiga's musical link takes us to East Africa's Orchestra Mangelepa and Jamhuri Jazz Band.

Brunei Marathon 2006

Brunei Marathon 2006: A Wet Affair From SoulJah's Flickr Photos under CC attribution license On Sunday, the 10th of December, 2006, some very excited Bruneians and non-Bruneians gathered in Bandar...

Trinidad & Tobago: Parang in Paramin

Christmas in Trinidad and Tobago is Parang season (from the Spanish Parranda, meaning “the action of merry making” or “group of serenaders”): The Trinidad and Tobago News Blog posts video...

Trinidad & Tobago: Retro BWIA

As Trinidad and Tobago's indigenous airline comes to the end of its life (BWIA will cease operations at the end of the year and reopen on January 1 under a...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Nutcracker

The Full Belly Project is a non-profit organization that designs and provides simple agricultural machines for people in developing countries: Taran Rampersad thinks it's “probably the best technology use” he's...

Puerto Rico: World Cultural Diversity to be Protected

The Voice of the Taino People reports on the UN-backed international treaty to preserve global cultural diversity, which will come into effect in March 2007.

Jamaica: Citrus under Attack

According to Jamaican Blogger, the island's citrus industry is under attack by a new species of butterfly.

Chile: Pinochet & Jara

Justin Delacour posts an article written by Alexander Billet, which examines Pinochet's legacy as it relates to “radicals” like Victor Jara, “a songwriter and poet; a deadly combination to any...

Brunei: Waking up Librarians

Jewelle, a former librarian now living in Brunei is asking the librarians to get up to date with what library visitors want. “From working with books and printed matters, we...

Sri Lanka: One Soldier

Manshark's Random Rants on soldiers in Sri Lanka. “In reality then, doesn’t that one soldier, that one person who died forever, or in bits and pieces as he was de-limbed,...

Bangladesh: Islam, Bangladesh and Secularism

Me, Myself and Bangladesh on secularism in the context of Islam, South Asia and Bangladesh. “Now the problem gets even complicated when it comes to Islam and secularism. The first...

Nepal: The Maoists, strikes and ambassadors

United We Blog! on the Maoist reaction to a list of names of nominated ambassadors. “Maoists said that they called the instant banda (closure) of the Kathmandu Valley to protest...

Pakistan: Healthcare in Islamabad

Metroblogging Islamabad on healthcare in the city. “Although you can get a prompt emergency check up for Rs 5 registration charges, but the medicines are very expensive, and I am...

Bangladesh: Submarine Cables and the Economy

Drishtipat on the possible impact of submarine cables on the economy. “I think IT offshore work and back-end BPO can really be that much needed strong second industry to textile...

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