21 April 2007

Stories from 21 April 2007

Nigeria: blogger's voting experience

  21 April 2007

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 registration process on my previous post “INEC Registration Exercise. Have you registered?”, you'll remember that due to the crowd of...

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 pouring black oil that holds no currency.

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

  21 April 2007

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 that is inclusive as well as incisive. We are united by our African-ness and our love for our people and...

Africa: Fascination with movies about Africa

  21 April 2007

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 about Sudan! wait a minute, they are filming emma's war right now! I'm sure the world will be thrilled by...

Kenya: parliamentary election campaign blog launched

  21 April 2007

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 launched his campaign blog. Please pay him a visit and let him know what you think, especially if you are...

Malawi: Malawian bloggers has four questions for Madonna

  21 April 2007

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 ask her four questions: 1. Why she is interested in Malawi? 2. What she thinks Kaballah will mean to Malawians?...

Africa: Where is Rwanda in Global ICT rankings?

  21 April 2007

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 in Africa for investing a lot in ICT. It is aiming to be the technology hub in Africa and is...

Cambodia: Bloggers Mekong Cruise

  21 April 2007

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 them (including Global Voices Cambodia contributor Tharum Bun) in this post.

General Strike in French Guiana

  21 April 2007

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 ballot (Fr).

Online Freedom for All: Some cases worth supporting

  21 April 2007

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 difficulty attracting the attention of the public. I also discussed the logic behind the success or the failure of campaigning,...

French Election, Two Views on Segolene Royal

  21 April 2007

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 for France”, arguing she has frequently altered her position in attempt to garner support (Fr).

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

  21 April 2007

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 even a worse, a Congolese woman. Instead of being able to proudly walk this earth, provide for themselves and their...

Thailand: Call to Free Thai Cinema

  21 April 2007

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 Legislative Assembly decree the movies a form of mass media, and that it be liberated from the shackles of state...

East Timor: Xanana's Past and Future

  21 April 2007

Timor Leste Perspectives looks at the role Xanana Gusmao, the outgoing president of East Timor and former resistance leader in the independence movement and subsequently as a president of free East Timor as a president.

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