18 April 2007

Stories from 18 April 2007

Eastern & Central Europe: Roma and Gipsy

  18 April 2007

TOL's Romantic explains that “not all of Gipsies are Roma, there also exist Kale (Kalos), Sinti, Mugat (Luli), Travellers and some others. They all are Gipsies but they are not Roma, they mind being called Roma. […] And, sorry for my French, go to a long erotic tour everybody who...

Ukraine, Poland: Euro 2012

  18 April 2007

Ukraine and Poland will be hosting Euro 2012, Siberian Light reports: “Just over half of the matches in the tournament will be played in Poland but, to compensate, Ukraine will host the final of Euro 2012 in the Kiev Olympic Stadium.”

Ukraine: Stanik and Other Mess

  18 April 2007

As the Constitutional Court seems to be working on the parliament dissolution case, Abdymok.net and Ukrainiana write about Justice Suzanna Stanik's corrupted career. Foreign Notes notes a few other political developments and concludes: “Should all be sorted by Christmas then..”

Ukraine, Romania: Political Similarities

  18 April 2007

Transatlantic Politics finds similarities between the current political situation in Ukraine and in Romania – here and here: “The ‘orange revolution’ in Ukraine and the ‘orange elections’ in Romania are ending in very similar ways: an anti-reformist majority in the Parliament is backing the Premier and trying to impeach the...

Fiji: Blogger's Meet

  18 April 2007

The blogger at Digital Fiji invites bloggers living in Fijian capital Suva to a bloggers meetup and discusses the state of Fijian blogosphere. “It would not be going too far to call 2007 The Year of the Blog in Fiji. Although, it may be more accurate to call it The...

Malaysia: Ethnicity of Election Candidate

  18 April 2007

Susan Loone comments on the influence of ethnicity on Malaysian elections. “Political parties should be really choosing candidates who can negotiate, speak out and understand policy making, instead of those who are only apt at inciting racist sentiments.”

Kenya: issues that will bring government down

  18 April 2007

Gerald Baraza comments on Kenya's government decision to stop advertising with the media house, Standard Group Limited: “This is obviously the case in Kenya today when a section of Government withdraws advertising from the Standard Group Limited on the spurious grounds that the media house is adversarial to it. The...

Nigeria: Blogging the historic election (Part 1)

  18 April 2007

It's election time in Africa's most populous country – Nigeria. Nigerian bloggers have been blogging their sentiments and observations of the election. This round-up gives a brief overview of election reports and views shared by Nigerian bloggers before, during and after last Saturday's gubernatorial election. Pre-election Yomi Says blogs about...

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