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26 April 2007

Stories from 26 April 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: Soca Artists on Assault Charges?

The Trinidad Insider reports on another incident at Zen nightclub, this time involving the alleged assault of a young man: “The assailants may include soca artists Machel Montano, Benjai and...

India: Women and Engineering Institutes

nanopolitan about the possible inherent bias against women in the Joint Entrance Examination to some of the premier engineering institutes in India. “Finally, since when have we started allowing our...

Pakistan: Roadmap to Peace

At The Pakistani Spectator, an Indian living in Doha talks of the roadmap to peace. “In my conversations with both Pakistani and Indian taxi drivers is that both Indians and...

India: Meeting a Star

Sheetal Goel meets a superstar and is rather smitten. “For those who don't know me, here's something you need to know. Shah Rukh Khan was my first love, at the...

Latvia: Roma Resources

TOL's Romantic posts a link to the collection of resources on Latvia's Roma.

India: Folding Up

Munjal Shah, the CEO of Riya explains the decision to close their Bangalore office. “The costs of having two offices, which are twelve time zones apart, is significant. People in...

Russia: Pieces by Illarionov and Gevorkyan

La Russophobe posts two translations: pieces by Andrei Illarionov and Natalya Gevorkyan.

Russia: The Problem With Archives

Sean's Russia Blog writes about multiple problems that scholars face when dealing with the Russian archives.

Russia: Media Freedom

There're 32 comments to Sean Guillory's post on a Russian radio station that seems to have become “exactly” like Fox News in the U.S.

Russia: Kasparov's Foreign Funding

As the Kremlin begins looking for Gary Kasparov's foreign sponsors, Sean's Russia Blog reports that a reporter for an expat paper in Moscow may have already completed the job.

Trinidad & Tobago: Political Satire

Nicholas Laughlin has a chuckle at some satirical political columns that ran in the Trinidad Guardian close to half a century ago and asks, “Could anybody working on the Trinidad...

Ethiopia: students at Addis Ababa University go on strike

Ethio-Zagol writes about crisis at Addis Ababa University: “The student protest at Addis Ababa University is in its second day today after it was ignited yesterday by some students at...

Zimbabwe: Don't come back to Zimbabwe

From Kubatana blog: “I’ve just received a reply to an email I sent to a friend informing them that I had been offered a fellowship to study at the prestigious...

Sketches of Contradictions, Complexities, and Beauty of Life in Uganda

Here are some sketches that detail the contradictions, complexities and beauty of daily life in Uganda. In Apac, two women go in search of vegetarian food: Thus it began: the...

The French Presidential Election: A View From Outside the Metropole

This weekend, more than 60 million French cast their ballots in the first round of the French presidential election, narrowing the list of candidates to two: conservative UMP candidate Nicolas...

Bermuda: Harbour Nights Accident

Bermuda's Harbour Nights celebrations got off to a sad start. Politics.bm reports.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: The Art of Letter Writing

Posting from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Abeni wonders if letter writing has become a lost art.

Conference on France's Support of African Dictatorship

Le Pangolin has been posting video from a conference called “From ‘françafrique’ to ‘Mafiafrique'” which looks at France's post-colonial support of African dictators.

Lucien Millard Interview

Roots and Culture presents an interview with Lucien Millard. Millard, who hails from Martinique, says “music is my backbone, the air I breathe, my reason for living.” (Fr)

Trinidad & Tobago: Getting Your Blog Read

Caribbean Public Relations asks the question, “What is it that gets a blog read by lots of people?” and comes up with some helpful advice: “You can form relationships online...

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