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24 July 2007

Stories from 24 July 2007

Tanzania: Swiss government removes all tariffs and quotas

Gillian writes about the decision by the Swiss government to remove all tarrifs on trade with Tanzania: “The Swiss government has removed all tariffs and quotas standing in the way...

Africa: New exhibit by Ghanaian architect in New York

Annansi writes about a new exhibit by the Ghanaian architect, David Adjaye, at the Studio Museum of Harlem, New York City: “The exhibit, Making Public Buildings, introduces Adjaye’s architecture to...

Burkina Faso: starting a primary school

Keith blogs about education in Burkina Faso: “We are also looking at the possibility of starting a primary school in the region, and I will let you know as things...

Slovenia: Sausages, Sex and More

Best of the Slobs roundup, a post on Slovenian-American sausages, and the Slovenes’ attitudes toward sex – at The Glory of Carniola.

Serbia: Borders

Anegdote writes on the visa regime liberalization with the EU members for Serbia.

Russia: Lenin Photos

Darkness at Noon shares his 7-year-old collection of Lenin photos.

Russia: Corrupt Russian Media

A translation of a piece on the Russian media – at La Russophobe.

Kenya: Kenyan Blogs Webring: A short history

The Kenyan Blogs Webring is 3 years old. Daudi Were looks back on its 3 years of existence: “This past year has also been marked by KBW and KBW bloggers...

Hungary, Romania: Mihaly Munkacsy

Csikszereda Musings writes about an exhibition of the paintings of Mihaly Munkacsy, “Hungary's most famous painter.”

Kenya: 22 things about Nairobians

22 things to ABSOLUTELY love or hate about NAIROBIANS: 1. Nairobians like staring at pregnant women (hate) 2. Nairobians like staring generally (love) can do wonders for your self esteem...

Romania, Hungary: “The World's Most Refreshing Drink”

From Csikszereda Musings‘s “fizzy-watered paradise,” a recipe of “the most delicious and refreshing beverage known to humanity.”

Africa: Why the African Digerati can make a difference

A reader at Whiteafrica.com leaves a thought provoking comment about development in Africa: “… White African’s point … We can no-longer continue blaming corrupt African government and “evil ” multinationals...

Africa: Do I look as if I am trying to save Africa?

Pernille, a Danish capacity building facilitator in Uganda asks, “Do I look as if I am trying to save Africa?“: I have followed the debate pushed by the Nigerian writer...

Kenya: video of “Camel Library”

A video of “Camel Library” in Garissa, Kenya: “For thouands of years they are trekking though the desert. Now camels in Kenya are bringing books to the ever moving nomadic...

Thailand: Anti-Coup Protest

Bangkok Pundit comments on an article in Bangkok Post. The article criticized United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), the body that organized an anti-coup protest on Sunday.

India: Terrorism, media and bias

Greatbong, in a post titled “Miscarriages of Justice” on treatment of the Haneef case by the Australian government and the Indian media.

India: Islam and Terrorism

Indian Muslims on Islam, terrorism and why the term Islamic Terrorism is unfair and inadequate.

Kenya: model airplane made from scratch

A Kenyan man builds a model airplane from scratch: “Phillip Isohe is a metal fabricator in the jua kali, non-traditional industrial sector, in Kenya. In his spare time he builds...

Podcast: Intro to the Nari Jibon Project

Just three weeks ago the Nari Jibon center in Dhaka, Bangladesh was announced as one of five recipients of the first round of Rising Voices outreach grants. This introductory podcast...

Nepal: The Premier and the Military

Nepali Netbook on Premier Koirala's relationship with the military.

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