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24 June 2007

Stories from 24 June 2007

Africa: do African leaders care about Afro-Futurism?

Charcoal Ink discusses Afro-Futurism and asks, “are African governments adopting an Afro-futurist model?”

South Africa: South African rugby problems are systemic

The state of South African rugby: “We currently have the best depth of talent of any rugby nation. Sadly, off the field and possibly at Bok level, things fall apart.”

Ethiopia: teenage blogger writes open letter to the president

Ethiopian teenage blogger, Samuel Gebru, writes an open leter to Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

Mauritius: police officers and public transport

Roushdat blogs about the tendency by police officers in Mauritius not to pay bus fare: “The government include a traveling allowance in their salary and they are required to pay...

Nigeria: the evolution of mobile telephony

The evolution of mobile telephony in Nigeria: “The emergence of mobile telephony is obviously one of the major revolutions of communication in Nigeria.”

D.R. of Congo: Rugendo Mountain Gorilla family returns

Latest news and photos from Congo park rangers: “After a few days absence the Rugendo Mountain Gorilla family has returned to Bukima in the Mikeno sector of Virunga. Rangers visited...

Africa: Traditional medicine in Africa

Ugo Daniels writes about traditional medicine in Africa: In sub-Saharan Africa at least 80 per cent of the people rely on traditional healers.

Malawi: Chasing the windmill in Malawi

A moving story of William Kamkwamba who used local materials to create electricity for his home in rural Malawi.

Africa: Peupe: Africa’s first corporate blog

Read about Peupe, the Africa’s first corporate blog application designed by Multiple Choices in Kenya.

Africa: challenges of web 2.0 in Africa

Christian Kreutz discusses challenges of web 2.0 in the context of development in Africa.

Russia: Moscow's Top Secret and Other Exaggerations

According to a recent survey by Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Moscow is “the world’s most expensive city for expatriates for the second consecutive year.” To Moscow locals, however, Mercer’s findings...

Japan: Anti-freeze Toothpaste and Toxic Thomas

Last week, reports emerged that two Japanese companies were recalling thousands of Chinese toothpaste products sold to hotels across the country after the health ministry reported finding that they contained...

Peru: Celebrating June 24 – San Juan and Inti Raymi

June 24 is a very special date in many parts of the world, because in addition to being the longest day of the year, it coincides with the summer solstice...

Fiji: US Laws and Fijian Blogs

Digital Fiji highlights a Fijian blog that is asking its readers to attack tourists in a bid to destabilize the military government. The blogger urges Fijian bloggers to be aware...

Sudan: UN-AU Troops in Darfur, Ridiculously Expensive Nursery School, Wildlife Returning in South Sudan and Reactions Towards Sudanese Gay Blogger

It has been awhile since the previous round-up of the Sudanese blogosphere but I am now back with another one covering a variety of topics including angry reactions towards a...

Japan: parents’ involvement in after-school daycare centers

After-school daycare centers play an important role in providing children of working parents with a safe environment to spend their after school hours. A blogger shares her experience with one...

Cambodia: Blogs sharply criticize donor meetings

Hun Sen promised to purge his government of corrupt officials, pleaded for more aid, and was granted his wish, without question, by the international donor community. The decision comes directly...

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