11 February 2007

Stories from 11 February 2007

South Korea: fire at immigration detention center

  11 February 2007

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 Justice's excuse for the poor condition in the immigration center: Any massive increase in the number of foreigners in detainment...

Congo-Brazzaville: How Long for Sassou Nguesso?

  11 February 2007

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 (not to be confused with the Democratic Republic of Congo), a country with its own dinosaur dictator Denis Sassou Nguesso...

Guadeloupe: Upcoming French Election Detached from Local Realities

  11 February 2007

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 situation of Guadeloupe which by international law is a non autonomous territory whose identity [France] has not managed to suppress....

Guadeloupe, Senegal: Remembering Chevalier de Saint-Georges

  11 February 2007

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 the court of Louis XVth in France and a reputed invincible fencer. At the end of 2006, for Mozart's bicentennial...

Martinique: Babe in Total Control of Herself

  11 February 2007

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 am a witch. And I spend my life running into nothing but witches because  this definition perfectly fits the majority...

China: The west is red

  11 February 2007

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 always go to China's impoverished inland region and participate in the construction of the new socialist countryside. Southern Rural News...

Jamaica: We Media Miami

  11 February 2007

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 to meet several of the attendees, including a few Global Voices members like Alice Backer, who analyses one of the...

Iraq: What is going on?

  11 February 2007

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? is the question on everybody's mind. The problem with blogs, like most of the news media, is that they all...

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