6 June 2007

Stories from 6 June 2007

Algeria: US Stance Towards Turkey ‘Ironic’

  6 June 2007

Algerian blogger Nouri finds it ironic that US Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Sunday cautioned Turkey against sending troops into northern Iraq, as it has threatened, to hunt down Kurdish rebels it accuses of carrying out terrorist raids inside Turkey.

Africa: speaking your own language

  6 June 2007

Ted Kidane came to the United States from Ethiopia twenty four years ago as a student, with $50 in his pocket. He starts his talk with a story about misunderstanding – he was visiting a tax preparer (which he found weird as, in Ethiopia, the government never gives money back...

Africa: end for the African despot?

  6 June 2007

African Update discusses the impact of Charles Taylor's trial on African politics: “It is unlikely that the trial of former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor will make major headlines in many of the world’s newspapers, particularly given the fact that Paris Hilton was recently sent to jail and we have to...

Africa: solar is the future of Africa

  6 June 2007

Afromusing writes about local solar and wind energy in Africa: “He had a powerful graph showing how 85% of Kenya (africa?) is not connected to the grid. The striking thing about Mr. Mwacharo’s company is the use of locally available materials and labor to create the systems. The inverters are...

Africa: roadblocks for Africa's business women

  6 June 2007

Benin Mwangi discusses roadblocks for Africa's business women: “There is a three headed hydra that over the weekend has been really eating at my being. It pertains to the ease of doing business in Africa, as an African woman. As I have read the blogs of African women over the...

Rwanda: this is Kigali

  6 June 2007

The Soujourner Dispatch on entering Rwanda from Uganda: “Easy, just plain easy. Getting from Uganda to Rwanda was a breeze, and we didn’t even pay for a visa! Looks like Bush and Kagame (the Rwandan President) are chummy. Once again the physical border was porous. Immigration and Customs appeared to...

Africa: Google hires first African

  6 June 2007

“Google hires first African employee,” declares White African: “Joseph Mucheru has been named the new site lead for Google Kenya. This was whispered to be happening, but at today’s Google lunch at TEDGlobal the position was made official by Francoise Brougher, Director of Google Business Opportunities.”

Thailand: Thailand Like Sim City

  6 June 2007

Mr. Pavee says Thailand is like the Sim City game. The blogger provides various game scenarios for Bangkok. “Lets assume we have an established (but messy) city like Bangkok as one of the playable scenario. Now try the following:# 1. Disaster Menu > Riot: Wow we just summoned a mob!...

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