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7 July 2007

Stories from 7 July 2007

Morocco: Summer Heat and the Heat of Debates

This week in the Anglophone Moroccan blogosphere, the heat is on as the temperatures rise and bloggers debate about the place of Moroccan Arabic.

Palestine: Palestinians Celebrate Alan Johnston's Release

From the sad news of a death of a 31-year-old mother waiting to cross into Palestine from the Rafah Crossing to celebrations over the release of kidnapped BBC journalist Alan...

Kuwait: Summer Is Officially Here

Summer has officially started in Kuwait and bloggers are debating where the best places to escape the summer heat are. Is it better to find a safe haven to cool...

El Salvador: Videos of Recent Protests

Tim's El Salvador Blog links to YouTube videos of recent protests and police actions.

Tanzania: Tanzania blogger sells photo from his blog

A Tanzanian blogger, Sankofa, has sold a photo he posted on his blog from TEDGlobal 2007.

Tanzania: the implications of sending refugees home

The Head Heeb looks at the social and economic implications of Tanzania's decision to expell refugees: “It's hard not to sympathize with Tanzania, which has done far more than its...

Cameroon: the rise of Cameroonian film industry

In an African Minute introduces his readers to the film industry in Cameroon: “The most ambitious project Zigoto has undertaken is to create a Cameroonian film industry out of thin...

Angola: introduction to Angolan music

Szavanna interviews Angolan blogger, Koluki, about Angolan music: “I am having fun with these interviews – it’s actually amazing how many exceptional people are out there blogging – Koluki is...

Peru: National Team Survives and Moves on to Quarterfinals

After a great start to the Copa America football tournament, the Peruvian National Team barely squeaked by after tying neighboring Bolivia. As a result, many Peruvian bloggers took the National...

Iran:A worker activist in danger

According[Fa] to Karrgar blog, Mahmoud Salehi, a leading worker activist has been in jail since April and his life is in danger.Iranian authorities do not send him to hospital.

South Africa: center to study China/Africa relationship

Jen Brea has just learnt about the Center for Chinese Studies in South Africa: “I've just learned about the Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University in South Africa which...

Blogging for social change: Interview with Jeff Msangi

Jeff Msangi is a columnist for a Tanzanian daily,Tanzania Daima. He has been a blogger since 2005. He blogs in Swahili at Harakati and in English at Proud African. His...

Iran:Cyclists for peace

Thanks to Homeyra,we learn that 14 Iranian cyclists traveled city by city across Italy,Germany,France,Uk and USA to communicate the pacifist message of Iranian people to other nations around the world.You...

Jordan: Summer Activities

Lina Ejeilat from Jordan gives us a break down of summer activities in her country here.

Kuwait: The Closet Dilemma

Shopaholic Q8eya from Kuwait explains to us the closet dilemma here.

Iraq: Passing Exams

Aunt Najma from Mosul, Iraq, has passed her exams with flying colours!

Tunisia: Arab Youth Bloggers Network

Amin from Tunisia announces the launch of the Arab Youth Blogger portal here.

Bahrain: DJ Tiesto's Performance Fiasco

Abadi from Bahrain gives us his take on why DJ Tiesto did not perform in the country.

Algeria: Why Terrorism?

“What drives upstanding young Muslim professionals to the point of terrorism?” asks Algerian blogger Nouri.

Oman Community Blog

Omani bloggers united in launching a new community blog.

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