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8 June 2007

Stories from 8 June 2007

Ukraine, Russia: “Persona Non Grata Warfare”

Ukrainiana writes about “the persona non grata warfare between Ukraine and Russia.”

Eastern & Central Europe: Children's Books in Romani

Children's books in the Romani language are a rarity, writes TOL's Romantic, but a teacher from Ukraine has recently published a few items.

Russia: Media and Elections

As part of Krusenstern‘s ongoing Russian Media Blog Carnival, Mark MacKinnon writes about the Russian media and the 2008 presidential election: “The Russian opposition has its Yushchenko now in Mikhail...

Eastern Europe: Trouble With the Presidents

An Alaskan Abroad notes on how CNN got the Czech president's name wrong: Klaus Topolanek instead of Vaclav Klaus. (Mirek Topolanek is the Czech premier.) Also, a photo from Kyiv,...

FA Cup in Africa, .cm domains, Fathia Nkrumah, The Trial of Charles Taylor, and more from West Africa

This week's West African blog round-up starts from Burkina Faso where Stephen Davies of Voice in the Desert blogs about Africans’ penchant for football leagues in Europe in “FA Cup...

Oman: Sohar After the Storm

“Unlike Sur and Muscat, fortunately nothing serious happened in Sohar during the Cyclone Gonu's visit to Oman, the tide flooded a number of areas near the sea for a short...

Libya: Digging for Gold

Libyan blogger Khadija Teri is digging for gold. Click on the link to see how.

Live Webchats from Palestine

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah announces that there will be live webchats from Palestine, thanks to efforts spearheaded by the Arab American Institute.

Egypt: Deserted Cairo Streets

“Friday usually the streets are crowded but today there wasn't any crowded streets ,a strange thing for sure ,it only happens in Eid or in Ramadan before the breakfast by...

Kuwait: No More Blogging for Zizo

Zizotime from Kuwait has announced that he is giving up blogging in this short post.

Bahrain: Loving Tribute

Bahrain-based Bint Battuta pays tribute to her inspirational father who passed away three years ago after a struggle with cancer in this moving post.

Isreal: Putting Differences Aside

Jewilicious puts aside its ideological differences with Kabobfest and notes: “However, earlier this week Fadi wrote about the upcoming Arab-American Anti-Discrimination committee’s annual convention in Washington DC this Saturday. Fadi...

Bahrain: Bird Haven

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif keeps us entertained with a new couple of birds, nesting in his garden.

Kuwait: A Week's Worth of Shopping

Kuwaiti blogger Forza informs us how much an average Kuwaiti family spends on food every week.

Sri Lanka: Bloggers react to eviction of Tamils in Colombo

The Sri Lankan Blogosphere is reacting strongly to the recent move by the authorities to evacuate some Tamil people in Colombo. A lot of blogs have expressed anger and rage...

Africa: critical look at the quest for alternative energy

Alternative energy and the future of Africa's forest: “It’s the final day of the Summit, and so far we’ve heard the G8 leaders’ views on climate change and HIV funding....

Africa: who is listening to African women?

An interview of one the African journalists blogging the G8 Sumit 2007: “One of the AfricaVox journalists, Zinhle Mapumulo, has been interviewed for openSummit, a blog covering the G8 process...

Bahrain: Eat Shawarma at Your Peril!

Are there poor people in Bahrain or is the issue being blown out of proportion by those striving to plant the seeds of sectarianism in our society? Can Bahraini girls...

Jamaica: The Beauty of Politics

“What does beauty have to with political representation?” asks City Girl, upon hearing the news that a former Jamaican Miss World has been chosen to represent a key political constituency.

Bermuda: Dame Brown Evans Laid to Rest

“Individuals and families I spoke with said they simply had to attend this ‘historic event’ and wanted their children to be a part of this ‘history in the making'”: Charlotte...

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