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11 February 2007

Stories from 11 February 2007

South Korea: fire at immigration detention center

Matt from Gusts Of Popular Feeling blogs the details of the fire accident in Yeosu during the weekend, which killed 9 foreigners (8 were Chinese). He criticised the Ministry of...

Congo-Brazzaville: How Long for Sassou Nguesso?

Hot afternoon in Pointe-Noire, Congo. Photo by Kaysha. As Guinea has started a process that may lead to the dismantling of its 50-year dictatorship, bloggers from the Republic of Congo...

Senegal: Historic Landmarks in Danger on Gorée

Blog Politique du Senegal posts (Fr) pictures of Goree including certain “endangered historical landmarks.”

Guadeloupe: Upcoming French Election Detached from Local Realities

Convention Pour Une Nouvelle Guadeloupe reacts (Fr) to French presidential candidates Segolene Royal and Nicola Sarkozy's presidential platforms. According to the blogger, neither candidate “really takes into account the real...

Guadeloupe, Senegal: Remembering Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Jean-Claude Halley of Guadeloupe Attitude writes (Fr): “Ardent defendor of human rights and engaged abolitionist, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges was the first composer of African ancestry of classical music to...

Martinique: Is a Local Referendum on Potential Same-Sex Marriage Law Feasible?

A local Martiniquan gay rights site claims that Raymond Occolier, a local official known for past homophobic statements, has announced that he will hold a local referendum if a same-sex...

Martinique: Babe in Total Control of Herself

Le Blog de [Moi] writes (Fr): “If being a witch is being a woman who is able to say ‘no’ but also to say ‘yes’ sometimes … than yes I...

China: The west is red

If you're still up in the air over what to do over the Chinese New Year holiday, or if you just happen to have a couple weeks off, you could...

Jamaica: We Media Miami

Miami-based Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp regrets he didn't have the chance to spend more time at the We Media Miami conference, but is pleased that he still had the opportunity...

Iraq: What is going on?

Its been a while since my last post and I have had time to rest, take stock and come to some picture of what is happening. And what is happening?...

Guinea-Conakry: The End of a Dictatorship?

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