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1 July 2007

Stories from 1 July 2007

Colombia: Gay Pride Parades on July 1

PISO TR3S [ES] does not understand the reasoning why Colombians from the gay community take part in pride parades and whether these parades help their cause in gaining more rights.

Peru: OLPC Presentation in Lima

As reported by Backdraft [ES], the One Laptop Per Child project will be presented by Eduardo Silva at the Universidad Continental in Lima.

Africa: 2007 AISI Media Awards

“The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and its partners are pleased to announce the 2007 AISI Media Awards,” writes the Nigerian blogger, Oro: “The Awards are aimed at individual journalists...

Liberia: we gave you power, give us education

Liberia Stories writes about the protest by the students of the University of Liberia: “I was there in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today, when hundreds of University...

Indonesia: Introducing Tasa Nugraza Barley

A Fatih Sayud introduces Indonesian blogger Tasa Nugraza Barley in his latest post. Fatih Sayud considers Tasa Nugraza as an impartial and credible Indonesian blogger.

Singapore: iPhone plans and Singapore rates

Think Asia is cheaper when it comes to mobile plans. Yuhui does a bit of research on mobile rates in Singapore and comes up with a surprise.

Philippines: Early Chinese in Philippines

Senorenrique has images from a museum in Manila. The particular exhibit focuses on the lives of early Chinese settlers in the Philippines.

Alberto Fujimori: Arrested in Chile, Running in Japan, Dreaming of Peru

Alberto Fujimori, the former president of Peru now under house arrest in Chile, has surprised everyone with the announcement that he will run for the Senate in his motherland, Japan....

Japan: Fingerprinting coming soon

Turner at Keeping Pace In Japan writes about Japan's new fingerprinting system, set to commence in November of this year, which will apply to all foreign nationals entering the country.

Videos of Omani Town after Cyclone Gonu

Sue Hutton of newsBriefsOman has posted a collection of videos showing the destruction caused by the cyclone Gonu in the Omani town of Quriyat.

Africa: the Hippos are not relevant in Africa

Is the Hippo generation becoming relevant in Africa? Imnakoya responds:”The Hippos are not becoming irrelevant as Hash emphatically states in his post; they continue to dominate core segments of the...

Kenya: crossing the Atlantic to learn social responsibility!

Fikirte questions the central theme of the documentary, The Boys of Baraka: “I watched the documentary a few minutes ago and I was left with a big “Huh?” The boys...

Malawi: Windmill genius, burying the first lady, and other things Malawian

The most exciting phenomenon in the Malawian blogosphere as I am writing is the 19-year-old William Kamkwamba. Five years ago, William dropped out of secondary school just after two terms...

Africa: Africa Cookbook Project moving forward

TEDGlobal 2007 in Arusha, Tanzania, gave birth to Africa Cookbook Project: “At TEDGLOBAL in Arusha, Tanzania in June, 2007, we launched the “Africa Cookbook Project,” whose goal is to archive...

Senegal: sustainable development: a lesson from solar project

Drawing lessons from a donor-funded solar project in rural Senegal, Afromusing discusses Bottom Up vs Top Down approach to development projects: “The project had good intentions it appears, what with...

Rwanda: Rwanda, Knowledge Economy, and the East African Community

Why is Rwanda's membership in the East African Community important to ICT practitioners in the region?: “This is because Rwanda was developing its ICT industry before its regional neighbours had...

Uganda: Human ATMs

Emeka writes about an interesting financial transaction model in Uganda, which uses human beings as ATMs: “These ‘human ATMs’ are in fact shopkeepers or other small-business owners who are employed...

Africa: mobile phones are Africa's PC

White African sees mobile phones as the primary tool for web access in Africa: “Ever since I first heard someone mention that mobile phones were “Africa’s PC” I was hooked....

Malawi: Upgrading the windmill made from local materials

William Kamkwamba, who built a windmill from local materials, writes about the work of upgrading the windmill and home power system: “1. First we planned the locations of all the...

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