2 June 2007

Stories from 2 June 2007

Nigeria: writing from the Diaspora

  2 June 2007

Adeola Aderounmu discusses the reasons why Nigerians in the Diaspora write about life back home: “Over the years, the concept of writing from abroad has increased tremendously. One major aspect of these writings is the act of criticising the government. There are many internet sites that are dedicated to news...

Uganda: donor-inspired drama

  2 June 2007

Richard M Kavuma, one of nine African reporters blogging from the G8 Summit in Germany, argues that the aid conditions set by the G8 are doing little to stop corruption. He uses the latest anti-corruption probe in Uganda to make his case: “I’m not giving any credence to this latest...

Africa: appropriate technologies for activists

  2 June 2007

Sokari Ekine's notes from the conference on mobile activism in Africa, which took place in Kenya recently: “The afternoon session was a musical chairs of Geek Dating with 10 “products” on new technologies that would be appropriate for activists. All the software are open source…”

Bahrain: An Expat Minister of Labour?

With Bahrain sizzling at 44 degrees Celsius, bloggers are in action discussing everything from the weather, to who to blame for power cuts. In a post with a natural flow, Ayesha Saldanha brings us this week's review of Bahraini blogs which also discuss our "daily inanimate partners", Bedouin lifestyles, development, Bahrain's relationship with the sea and labour affairs.

Africa: introducing AfricanLoft

  2 June 2007

Grandiose Parlor introduces AfricanLoft: “AfricanLoft is best seen than described; those who have being there seem to like it. In short, it’s a multi-channel, multi-author, multimedia and multi-dimensional site. And the good thing is that the site is not about me, but you.”

South Korea: Migrant Worker’ Life Story

  2 June 2007

A Burmese migrant worker in Seoul, Aung Tin Htun, told his life story at MWTV's english blog. His story touched upon political suppression in Burma, factory life in Seoul, communication problem, etc.

Liberia: The Trial of Charles Taylor blog

  2 June 2007

The Trial of Charles Taylor blog is a joint project of the Open Society Institute, the International Senior Lawyers Project and the Open Society Justice Initiative: “This site will provide news and expert analysis — updated daily — throughout the trial of Charles Taylor. It is intended as the primary...

Monem is free

Egyptian blogger and Journalist Abdel Monem Mahmoud, is free. Monem “arrived to his home in Alexandria less than two hours ago after being released from police custody,” said a statement published on the Brothers English website accompanied with recent photos of Monem smiling between his father and friends. “I just...

Kenya: SMS and politics in Kenya

  2 June 2007

assidous on SMS and politics in Kenya: “This is an SMS that landed in my cellphone yesterday. I thought i would share it out. It came in Kikuyu and i took time to translate it for you: TRANSLATION: Hi, how is your day? May the Lord protect you from the...

Malaysia: Not Marrying a Kadazandusun

  2 June 2007

Blogger Jewelle, hailing from the Kadazandusun ethnic group in the island of Borneo writes why she was younger she wished her future husband would be a a non- Kadazandusun person.

Brueni: Extending Retirement Age

  2 June 2007

Old Man's Blog in Brunei prefers people retiring from work later. “Extending retirement age means that everyone work longer, save more, and have more once they retire. Everyone should be more concerned about this. I know retirement is a long way off, but really, it would affect us all.”

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