Stories from 7 January 2007
White African is excited about the launching of African Path, a website that aggregates news and analysis on Africa, “The interesting thing about African Path is that he has also set up a blogger’s section. So far, 7 bloggers have committed to writing for African Path with another 7 possible.”
Rozmaregi says there is a growing number of shops in Tehran which sells only one product,an ice cream called Ice Pack[Fa]. You can see a photo of Ice Pack in this blog.
According to Samimanetar,Ali Farahbakhsh, an economist journalist, has been in jail for 40 days.The blogger says Ali was very quite person with great interest in academic works. The blogger says government instead of asking specialists like Ali for help, it send them to jail [Fa].
Kamangir tells us for which reasons,Khamenei's,the Leader,speech is important tommorow.He says,”if that happens, it would be an important event, because of choosing the Iranian Vatican over the capital city.”
Vireak comes up with some amusing and not so amusing predictions for 2007. One of them deals with the blogging scene in Cambodia. “The Khmer blogging bubble to burst. So the khmer blogosphere has been growing alot in 2006. But in 2007, it may be another story. Lack of ideas...
Tumbleweed in Timor Lorosae reflects on the diamond industry after watching the latest hollywood movie that talks about conflict diamonds. The violence scenes in the movie also reminds her of the real-life violence that took place in East Timor last year.
squareCircleZ and several other Singaporeans spot strange green lights over Singapore. squareCirclez writes “The light it was giving off was a neon-like light green, and the strangest thing was that no noise accompanied it.”
My Africa Today writes about the appointment of Tanzania's Foreign Minister, Asha-Rose Migiro, as the new UN deputy secretary-general.
Writing at Mobile Africa, Oluniyi Ajao asks, “Are Mobile Data Technologies viable as mainstream channel of Internet connection?”
In a post titled, South Africa Dot Bomb, Johan Bosini notes, “South Africa's penetration of 7.4% is even below Reunion (25.3%), Mauritius (14.1%), Morocco (11.6%), Sao Tome & Principe – ever even heard of them? (11.7%), Seychelles (23.8%), St. Helena (10.2%) and Tunisia (8.2%). If we go beyond Africa then...