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4 August 2007

Stories from 4 August 2007

Hundreds of bloggers support jailed students in Iran

A group of Iranian bloggers have started a movement to remember and create awareness about several university students that have been arrested in recent months, including three who are still...

Iran:Watch Farshid Mesghali's sculptures

Homeyra introduces us to Farshid Mesghali's creations. He has recently won the Icograda – International council of graphic design associations – Achievement Award in Tehran.

Russia: Notes From Irkutsk and Poronaysk

Two more sketches from Oleg Klimov, Siberia-born photographer and blogger who has been traveling across Russia since June 23: the first excerpt is about Siberia and its people; the second...

Bahrain: Meet the Bloggers!

Thursday 2 August saw the 31st gathering of Bahrain's bloggers, and instead of giving you a summary of blog posts this week, Ayesha Saldanha is going to introduce you to...

Senegal to raise airport tax

Blog politique au Senegal questions the wisdom of the government's plan to increase the airport tax (Fr) when most tourists come to Senegal, not in search of the country's unique...

A Harry Potter addict suffers in Martinique

le blog de moi, a self-described Harry Potter addict (Fr), paid 43 euros to get her hands on the Deathly Hallows in Martinique; and finished the 607-page book in less...

Harijaka sumarizes TED Talks in French

For all you francophones out there, Harijaka (Fr) is posting French summaries of the recently released videos from the June 2007 TED Global Conference in Arusha, Tanzania.  He's summarized Euvin...

Barbados: Crop Over Marred by Crashes

Crop Over is one of Barbados' most beloved festivals. But the event that grabbed headlines this year was not the opening gala or the Pic-O-De-Crop calypso competition. It was the...

Africa: “Hippo behavior” in non-profit sector

Szavanna joins the discussions about the cheetah and the hippo generation in Africa: “It is many times shocking what is going on in these non-profit organizations, there is a real...

Africa: Will technology solve Africa's problems?

Ishtar asks, “Will technology solve Africa's problems?“: On May 17th however, I stopped by a blog written by Erik Hersman (aka Hash aka White African), a Western TCK who was...

Malawi: Street that stinks

Ndagha wonders who is responsible for cleaning up streets in Lilongwe, Malawi: “I went to Lilongwe Old Town where there are generally lots of banks. The site is not as...

Kenya: Why political parties have failed Kenyans

Emily discusses party politics in Kenya, “The question to ask is whether Kenya’s politics has truly ever had any roots in political parties. This has not been the case for...

Nigeria: In defence of the Nigerian Super Blog

Pokenosing defends the Nigerian Super Blog: “As a new comer, I personally think Naija Super Blog is a good thing and the administrators of Naija Live deserves some credit for...

Africa: The next area of financing for SMEs

Nubian Cheetah discusses the flaws in the current micro-financing initiatives in Africa: “However, there is a flaw is micro-finance. Micro-finance as the name suggest, is about utilizing small amounts of...

Africa: African music meets China

African music meets China, via Museke: “A couple of years ago, a friend showed me a video of a Chinese man singing Makossa songs. Zhen Ping Liu, popularly known as...

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