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30 May 2007

Stories from 30 May 2007

Kyrgyzstan: Issyk-Kul and Tourism

Asel is worried that the pursuit of short-term profit from tourism is ruining Kyrgyzstan's Issyk-kul.

Armenia: Real Estate Prices

At Life in Armenia, Raffi K. reports on real estate prices in Yerevan.

Turkmenistan: Relations with Kazakhstan

Bonnie Boyd discusses the great significance of the emerging relationship between Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

Kazakhstan: Bikers & the World

neweurasia says that Kazakhstan's government can use the success of Kazakhstani bicyclists to further boost the country's image.

Armenia: All-powerful Seal

Notes from Hairenik discusses the incredible power of seals on documents in Armenia.

One Caribbean; Many Identities…

Calypsonian Lord Nelson once sang, “all ah we is one family”. Optimists in the Caribbean may well agree with these words, but the reality is that if you were to...

Ukraine: Crisis, Again

Abdymok.net reports: “the so-called agreement reached under the rug at the presidential administration in the wee hours of may 27 lasted . . . about 72 hours.”

Russia, Austria: Raiffeisen, Murder and Money Laundering

Robert Amsterdam writes about the alleged ties of Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB) of Austria to murder and money laundering in Russia.

Latvia: Gay Parade and Other “Problems”

“Gay parade is the least of our problems,” writes All About Latvia: abortions, the lowest life expectancy in the EU, and human trafficking are no less – if not more...

FSU: Interview With Edward Lucas

Peteris Cedrins of Marginalia interviews Edward Lucas, the Central and East European correspondent of The Economist – and a blogger.

Russia: KPRF/Just Russia Merger?

Siberian Light reports on the proposed merger of the Russian Communist Party with Sergei Mironov's Just Russia: “[…] I’m sure there are many within the Kremlin who would like to...

Slovenia: Vinko Bogataj

The Glory of Carniola writes about the Slovenian skier Vinko Bogataj (who happens to be much more than just his magnificent 1970 crash).

India: Finding Gandhi in Mexico

Organized Nomad on finding Gandhi in Mexico. “Two women, total strangers, in two different parts of Mexico, seemingly free associate India with Gandhi. Seems even more a pity then that...

Pakistan: East and West Punjab

I, Me, Myself in Punjab, Pakistan – and reflecting on the similarities with the Punjab in India. “Then there were the sights and sounds of a Punjab that I had...

Pakistan: Jobs for country runners

The Pakistani Spectator has an interesting list of job profiles. “A matriculate or having a bachelor degree from an un-recognized institution having 30 years political / no-political experience and the...

Swahili Blogosphere: Higher Education Blame Game, Miss Universe, and Personal Privacy vs. Public Life

Hardship is the name of the game, it seems, for Tanzania's higher education students both at home and abroad. While the University of Dar Es Salaam has readmitted all the...

Pakistan: The Urs

Metroblogging Islamabad with a brief post on the urs of Bari Imam. “His yearly urs, celebrated in these days of the year, is attended by thousands of devotees from all...

Africa: mobile phones and activism in Africa

Black Looks writes from Kenya, where she is attending a conference on the use of mobile phones for activism and advocacy in Africa: “I am here in Nairobi at one...

Nigeria: remembering the Biafran War

Chxta and Ababoy remember the Biafran War, which took place 40 years ago this month.

Burkina Faso: FA Cup Final in Ouagadougou

English football is big in Burkina Faso as Voice in the Desert reports:”African men care very deeply about their football teams, including the teams they ‘adopt’ from abroad. In Ouagadougou...

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