4 February 2007

Stories from 4 February 2007

China: first look discrimination case

  4 February 2007

Peijin Chen from Shanghaiists puts together some local reports about the first look discrimination case in China: A 23 year-old Henan woman named Qiu Zi (秋子) may become the center of China's first appearance-related work discrimination case after accusing a company of firing her because her head is too big.

China: sexual politics

  4 February 2007

Jeremy Goldkorn from DANWEI alerts the readers that Chinabounder (a blog recounting foreign guy's sexual experience with Chinese woman) is back and fighting back. He quoted a recent cold blood murder of a young girl in Hunan, and asked why didn't the netizens witch hunt the murderer.

DRC: Taximan Assassinated

  4 February 2007

UDPS Liege writes (Fr): “A taximan was just cowardly assassinated in his own house, in front of his wife and children by the GSSP who had requested money from him. It is on Avenue Bikela in the town of Ngaliema, in UPN-Kinzonzi. This all happened around midnight.”

Botswana: living with AIDS

  4 February 2007

Pilot Mathambo shares his story of being HIV positive on Nata Village blog, “The doctor took my blood and I had to wait for 2 weeks to get the results. When the test results returned, I was told to see the social worker. She had no training in dealing with...

Malawi: mourning one of their own

  4 February 2007

Malawian bloggers are still mourning one of their own, “A couple of days before the operation, he posted on his blog that he had just recovered from Malaria. My last comment to his blog was congratulating him for that recovery and mentioning that Malaria is no longer threat for under-five...

Zimbabwe: abuses in gold mining sector

  4 February 2007

This Is Zimbabwe writes about human rights abuses in Zimbabwe's informal gold-mining sector: “One has to look back a decade to understand the regime’s haphazard stance on gold panning, which has left the desperate panners confused and now threatened with violence and starvation.”

South Africa: cash prize to top bloggers

  4 February 2007

The South African blog, 24.com, is offfering cash prize to top bloggers: “That’s right, starting today we’re giving away R3000 a week to the top bloggers on 24.com, as voted by the 24.com blogging community. So go visit your favourite blogs, nominate them for the competition by clicking on the...

Sudan:The Chinese Are Coming And Losing AU Chair

  4 February 2007

This roundup's highlights are Sudan losing African Union Chair to Ghana and some thoughts on China's interests in Africa. Black Kush is relieved that Sudan's president Omar Hassan al-Bashir has lost the bid to become the head of the African Union: So the African heads have spoken. In the traditional...

A Week Goes by in Kuwait

  4 February 2007

Do you doodle ? Well Nibaq over at Savior Machine not only doodles, but he leaves his doodle machine in the bathroom and everyone in household doodles on it. This is the end result of the community doodling. Intlxpatr one of the many expat bloggers in Kuwait shares with us...

Haiti: What's in a Picture

  4 February 2007

Haiti Solutions posts a picture of President Preval laughing with Iranian President Ahmadinejad at what appears to be an international leaders’ official event and adds (Fr): “This picture is not good for Haitians around the world … Haiti has enough important issues to manage … Our politicians have to be...

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