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2 March 2007

Stories from 2 March 2007

Guinea: Another Lansana Enters the Scene

Says Senegalese blogger Alex Seck, (Fr): “The situation in [Guinea] has started normalizing since the nomination of Lansana Kouyaté as Prime Minister on Feb. 26. Kouyaté who was one of...

Senegal: Some Wade Pluses

Blog Politique du Sénégal has had (Fr) a hard time understanding Wade's victory in last week's presidential election but concedes: “Wade is not completely undeserving. The infrastucture he has built,...

Afghanistan: Karzai's Amnesty Choice

Safrang says that Hamid Karzai is facing the biggest choice of his term as Afghanistan's president in deciding whether or not to sign into law amnesty bill that recently passed...

Kazakhstan: Benefits of Being Illegal

Leila reports on the increasing number of Central Asian immigrants in the Czech Republic, focusing on the story of one family from Kazakhstan who have found it better to live...

Peru: Journalist Doesn't Recognize Blog Source

Another case of a Latin American journalist getting a bit too much inspiration from the blogosphere without attribution. Unlike Global Voices contributing author Juan Arellano, the Peruvian daily La República...

Armenia: Imitation Anti-Corruption

Blogrel discusses Transparency Armenia's decision to quit the government's Anti-Corruption Strategy Monitoring Commission, saying that they no longer wish to help the government pretend it is fighting corruption.

Caucasus: Big Mac Index

Social Science in the Caucasus posts a partial “Big Mac Index” for the Caucasus with an explanation of what the numbers mean.

Serbia: The Verdict's Fallout

Pustolovina: adventure in Serbian writes on how the ICJ verdict is affecting her on the personal and professional levels.

Ukraine: Early Election?

Sounds like a deja vu, but Ukraine may be heading towards yet another election – an early parliamentary one, writes Foreign Notes.

Ukraine: Bakeries

Olechko writes about the Kyiv Cake and other baked goodness found in Ukraine's capital.

Myanmar: Internet Trends

Myat Thura looks at the growing numbers of cybercafes in Myanmar and how the youngsters use the internet.

Croatia: Threats Against “Istraga”

Neretva River reports: “Istraga, a program on Nova hosted by Robert Valdec that includes periodic re-enactments of war crimes has attracted some unwanted attention in the form of graphic death...

Bilingual Education in Guatemala

[Editor's note: The following post was originally written by blogger and journalist Juan Manuel Castillo and posted at La Nana. It was translated to English by Guatemalan contributor Renata Ávila.]...

Caribbean: Give the cricketing minnows a chance

Robert Frische of cricketwukup.com disagrees with statements made by two former West Indies cricket greats that the presence of “minnows” (weak teams) in the Cricket World Cup devalues the tournament.

Trinidad & Tobago: What's hot

The Manicou Report posts its latest “Trinidad at a glance” list: “Weather: Cool nights. Days are getting hotter. It is, after all, the dry season.”

Iraq: The New Oil Law

Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar posts the “translation of the latest resolution of the Council of Ministers approving the oil law and submitting it to the Council of Representatives.” “You can...

Iraq: Saddam Movie Plans

Saddam's fans will have no trouble keeping both these ideas in their heads at the same time: That Saddam is tragically dead, and that Saddam is triumphantly still alive, writes...

Iraq: Liquor Stores Opened

Award-winning Iraqi blogger Omar (Iraq The Model) writes about the reopening of stores in Iraq - including liquor stores – a sign which “means that those shopkeepers are leaving their...

Iraq: Six Months to Win the War

Iraqi blogger Imad Khadduri links to an article which warns of a hasty US retreat from Iraq , if it doesn't win the war in six months.

Iraq: Flying Kites

Iraqi blogger Alaa goes down memory lane to a time when he could peacefully fly kites with his brothers in the spring and autumn.

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