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21 April 2007

Stories from 21 April 2007

Nigeria: blogger's voting experience

Nigerian blogger, Tayo Odukoya, blogs about his experience in the Nigerian presidential election: “The first observation was that the voting spot was quite devoid of people. If you read the...

Iran:War for oil

ZaneIrani talks about Collin Kelley‘s poem,”war for oil” where we read No liberation force is coming, no toppling of statues or searches,for weapons of mass destruction.Here is famine, genocide,dark skin...

Africa: AfroSpear – a Think Tank for People of African Descent

A new blog on the block: Afrospear – A Think Tank for People of African Descent, “Welcome to AfroSpear! We are one galaxy in an interplanetary solar system of BLACKNESS…Blackness...

Africa: Fascination with movies about Africa

Kizzie writes about Hoolywood's new fascination with movies about Africa: “I'm not going to be surprised if I go to the movies in a few weeks to watch a movie...

Africa: Afrigator or regrigerator?

Thought-provoking humor from Afromusing: Are you searching for Afrigator or refrigerator?

Kenya: parliamentary election campaign blog launched

We learn from Mzalendo that a Kenyan blogger has launched a parliamentary election campaign blog: “26 year old Daystar graduate student Jesse Masai (also a blogger on KBW) has recently...

Madonna in Malawi, Malawi in global ICT rankings, and Media under attack

News that Madonna was visiting Malawi again sparked rumors that she was going to adopt another child, this time a girl by the name of Grace. While most of the...

Malawi: Malawian bloggers has four questions for Madonna

Recently, music pop star, Madonna, visited Malawi. If Victor Kaonga, who lives in Sweden, were in Malawi, he would have asked her four questions: If I were around, I would...

Africa: Where is Rwanda in Global ICT rankings?

Soyapi Mumba reports and comments on the World Economic Forum Network Readiness Index: “It's unfortunate that Rwanda was not included on the list. Rwanda has been getting a lot praise...

Cambodia: Bloggers Mekong Cruise

Kalyan Keo has pictures from a bloggers cruise on Mekong river. The numbers of young bloggers in Cambodia who blog in English is increasing and you can meet some of...

General Strike in French Guiana

A general strike in French Guiana caused interruptions in power and transportation services, but no disruption of the French presidential campaigns since all campaigning must stop several days before the...

Online Freedom for All: Some cases worth supporting

In my last article, “Lessons from the Free Kareem campaign”, I talked about campaigning and why some jailed and persecuted bloggers and online writers are winning sympathy, while others have...

French Election, Two Views on Segolene Royal

As France votes today in the first round of their presidential election, at Racontars, Akynou explains reasons for choosing for Segolene Royal. Meanwhile, Troup nul Guadeloupe says Royal is “dangerous...

Martinique: Stories of Slavery

Karucrea points to Paroles d'Esclavage (Fr), an online collection of the stories of Martiniquean slaves, as told by their grandchildren.

Nigeria: texting election observations

If you are in Nigeria, you can text your observations of the presidential elections: “The number to text to is 0808-4032739. Note that number and tell everyone you know!”

Nigeria: smelling gunpowder

While Nigerians vote in the presidential elections, Nkem writes, “We need to wake up and smell the gunpowder…”

D.R. of Congo: the crime of being born a woman

Trailblazer on the plight of women in D.R of Congo: “They may feel that the only crime they have committed was being born into this world as a woman. What’s...

Laos: Lao Student Become a Pop Star in Vietnam

Samakomlao blog has pictures of LaoKeota Xayyasing who has become a popular pop star in neighboring Vietnam where he is currently studying.

Thailand: Call to Free Thai Cinema

FACT – Freedom Against Censorship Thailand is urging the National Legislative Assembly and The Thai Government to free Thai cinema from the whims of censorship authorities. “We demand the National...

Thailand: Infocomm Minister and the World Wide Web

Bookish has a probable explanation on why Thai authorities seem to have lot of trouble with the online world these days.

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