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19 April 2007

Stories from 19 April 2007

Colombia: The disappointing debate on paramilitarism in Antioquia

Yesterday finally the long awaited “debate” on paramilitarism in Antioquia department, where President Álvaro Uribe was born and was Governor from 1995 to 1997, was held at the Colombian congress....

Russia: Listening In On the Police; St. Pete Rally

Garry Kasparov’s aide, LJ user abstract2001, has posted recordings of the walkie-talkie conversations of riot police officers deployed for the opposition’s Dissenters’ Marches in Moscow on April 14 and in...

India: Starry Weddings and News

Nepal: The Maoist Attitude

Water Shortage in Conakry

Bangladesh: Two parties and a Military strongman

Bangladesh: Liberation and India

Sri Lanka: Business of News

Sarkozy on French Minorities

Voices from Ghana: The Black Star of Africa Eclipsed by Energy Crisis; Ghana@50, So What?

The pomp and pageantry surrounding the celebrations of Ghana@50 may be over, but the analysis of what it means for Ghana has spawned a number of ruminations for both Ghanaian...

A Guadeloupean Family Heads Back to Africa

Congo's Rainforest for Sale

Russia: Shell's Sakhalin II “Fiasco”

Estonia, Latvia: Robert Amsterdam's Impressions

Ukraine, Poland: Euro 2012

Russia: Reactions to Virginia Tech

Arabeyes: Thoughts on the Virginia Tech Massacre

For Algerian student Nouri, who studies in the US, the shooting at Virginia Tech is too close to home for comfort. He links to the above photograph, from the Washington...

The Moroccan blogosphere reacts to the Virginia Tech massacre

These past few days, the world's eyes have been turned toward the Virginia Tech massacre; the Moroccan blogosphere in particular notes the connection that Fox News has tried to make...

Ukraine: Kyiv Developments

Barbados: Cricket Legends Give Back