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30 July 2007

Stories from 30 July 2007

Ukraine: Phosphorus Train Derailment

A discussion of the July 16 derailment of the train carrying 15 tanks of liquid white phosphorus – over at Ukrainiana.

Ukraine: Frommer's Outdated Map

Ukrainiana writes to Frommer's – “one of America’s best sources on travel” – to complain about an outdated map of the former Soviet region that they have on their site.

Ukraine: Charity Tennis Tournament

Scenes from the Sidewalk writes about a charity tennis tournament intended for late October: “Our goal is to push the envelope and help the Kyiv community recognize the problems related...

Ukraine: More Kyiv Galleries

Olechko takes her readers on another Kyiv gallery tour – and posts some more of her own work.

Iran:The hidden meaning of Harry Potter

Mohammad Ali Abtahi says that the important and hidden meaning of Harry Potter is not in its magical events. The most important point in this historical event is that it...

Ukraine: “Premature Campaigning”

Foreign Notes writes about what appears to be the pre-election competition between former allies: Victor Yushchenko's and Yulia Tymoshenko's blocs.

Namibia: Namibian rugby online

Namibia Forum on Namibian rugby website: “It was about time: NamibianRugby.com has finally become a reality for all those eager to follow the developments in Namibia online.”

Ethiopia: new music from Ethiopia

Addis Journal reviews a new CD by the Ethiopian musician, Gossaye Tesfaye: “It’s been some three weeks since Gossaye Tesfaye’s newest Amharic CD, ‘Satamagn bila’ was released.The Amharic phrase ‘Satamagn...

Somaliland: Arrest of opposition politicians condemned

The Voice of Somaliland publishes a statement from the Qaran Party:”It is regrettable that at this day and age, having all experienced the horrors of bad regimes in the past,...

Brazil: An authentic Rio experience after the Pan Games

In ‘Brazilions of Brazilians‘ Karen Robinson reports about his authentic Rio experience — rather than the touristy one — after the Pan American Games.

Africa: United States of Africa debate

Bills writes about the United States of Africa debate: “What is also interesting are the historical origins of this debate and the passionate arguments being presented from prominent African figures...

Africa: Design Africa

Ugo points readers to Design Africa: “Design Africa’s mission is twofold: to help today’s distinctive African design emerge, and to accelerate the economic development of the communities and countries involved...

India: Barcamp Bangalore 4

Tell me something about yourself on an unconference – Barcamp Bangalore 4.

Sri Lanka: Children and the homeland

Whisperings on raising children far away from where the parents come from.

India: Harry Potter and Torrents

Unplugged looks at piracy in the age of Harry Potter books.

Nepal: Monsoon and Predictions

Blogdai makes the customary predictions for Nepal in the coming year in the monsoon season.

Nepal: Fired for blogging

Krishna Dhungana, a journalist was fired because he guest blogged at Mero Sansar. More at The Internet Cyber Guff.

Bahrain: Bloggers Meeting

Bahraini bloggers are meeting on Thursday, writes Mahmood Al Yousif.

Algeria: Iraq's Libertarianism

Iraq and Libertarianism is the subject of Algerian blogger Nouri‘s latest post.

Brazil: About the 2007 Rio Pan-American Games

After two intense weeks full of sports coverage and post-tragedy debates in the media, the XV Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro has come to an end. Since its...

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