20 July 2007

Stories from 20 July 2007

Ethiopia: Coptic and Ethiopian Orthodoxy churches sign truce

  20 July 2007

The end of two decades of tension between the Coptic Orthodoxy and the Ethiopian Orthodox churches: ““You have made history”. This is how a Coptic Metropolitan described the reconciliation brought about by His Holiness Aram I (Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Church) between the...

South Africa: nothing fancy about Ubuntu

  20 July 2007

Amanda Atwood sees nothing fancy about Ubuntu: “I was speaking with a friend the other day who was saying that she didn’t want her sexuality to be tolerated, she wants it to be embraced. Me? As much as the colour of my hair or the size of my shoe is...

Russia: History Book Revision

Robert Amsterdam publishes a sequel of translations of a Nezavisimaya Gazeta article series criticising a revisionist Russian history schoolbook, the first appearing earlier this week, and the second today.

Frustrations with Malawi Soccer, President looks to God, Questions about AIDS and Sex, and Benefits of SourceForge

  20 July 2007

In recent years, Malawi’s soccer scene has been less exciting due to poor performance of national team, The Flames. Its performance has attracted a number of bloggers calling for action now. At the heart of the matter are issues of coaching and finances. Such problems have not only affected the national team but also many clubs. Malawian bloggers look at the whole situation from different angles.

Iran: Man is stoned after 11 years in prison

Jafar Kiani was stoned to death in Takestan in the province of Qazvin on 5 July, after serving an 11-year prison term. His crime was adultery. His partner, Mokarameh Ebrahimi, has also been jailed for 11 years along with her two small children, and may be next on the list....