Stories from 20 July 2007
With Ramadan and the 2007 elections looming on the horizon, religion and politics are popular subjects in the blogoma. What is everyone saying? Find out in this week's Francophone Moroccan blog translations.
Is the UN Economic Commission for Africa blocking a political blog? The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa(UNECA) is collaborating with the Meles government to stifle free speech. The commission's media center where international and domestic journalists get free internet access has blocked this blog. Users who tried to access...
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...
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...
Muslim Bloggers have published a logo on their collective blog to remember what they call “Hezbollah's victory in 33 days war against Israel in July 2006.”
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.
White Sun of the Desert reflects upon the complications of the Russian residence permit system.
Kiev Ukraine News Blog puts out a profile on Boris Berezovsky and the Economist's Edward Lucas explains why the former Russian tycoon has so many enemies.
Our Man in Tirana writes about the competition for the construction of the new Albanian parliamentary complex.
Belatedly, a link to Our Man in Tirana‘s post on the Albanian parliament's third round of voting the new president.
Window on Eurasia writes about a Russian study on “the values and aspirations of those who entered adulthood after 2000 [and] those of the slightly older age cohort who became adults in the 1990s.”
Window on Eurasia writes about a recent demonstration by the Assyrians in front of the Iraqi embassy in Moscow, against the mistreatment of Assyrians and other Christians in Iraq.
Lituanica writes about Lithuania's plans to build a nuclear power plant and Poland's involvement in the project.
Music and Life – Everywhere! reviews Gary Shteingart's novel “Absurdistan.”
Frustrations with Malawi Soccer, President looks to God, Questions about AIDS and Sex, and Benefits of SourceForge
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.
A Time To Reflect on the street vendors, and bustle of commerce around the house growing up in Madras.
International Nepal Solidarity Network on how education has become more inclusive over the years.
United We Blog! on the way things change, as the younger generation prefers to wear jeans rather than the traditional attire.
Light Within on the traffic situation of Lahore, as the city becomes a popular destination in Asia.
London, Lanka and Drums on arranged marriages, the author's changing views over the years.
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....