12 August 2007

Stories from 12 August 2007

Sierra Leone: facts about Sierra Leone elections

  12 August 2007

Facts about the Sierra Leone elections: * More than half of the voters are under 35 years old. * There are 7 presediential contenders. * There are 566 parliamentary candidates for 112 parliamentary seats. * Ballots have been transported by trucks, canoes and porters to some 6,176 polling stations in...

Sierra Leone: post-election day

  12 August 2007

Post-election day in Sierra Leone: “Sunday, August 12. remained quiet overnight which means that we no longer have a curfew. So this morning I went to church with a couple of others. I love the church I go to now- it feels like home. Amazing pastor, friendly people, beautiful surroundings....

Jamaica: Politcal Debates

  12 August 2007

“Your guess is as good as mine,” writes Jamaica and the World, talking about what effect, if any, the political debates will have, while Francis Wade thinks that the Jamaican electorate is “divided between ‘Amen’ people and ‘thinking people’.”

Philippines: Extreme weather events alarm the public

  12 August 2007

Situated in the pacific ring of fire, the Philippine archipelago is usually ravaged by strong typhoons, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Yet, despite being no strangers to natural calamities, many Filipinos are alarmed over the freak weather events these past months.

Barbados: Caribbean Top Ten

  12 August 2007

Both Cheese-on-Bread and Barbados Free Press report on recently-released rankings of the Top 10 richest countries in the Caribbean.

Bahamas: “Mother” Pratt

  12 August 2007

Guest authoring at WeblogBahamas.com, Oswald Brown tells the inspiring story of Cynthia “Mother” Pratt, adding: “the final chapter has not yet been written.”

Korea: The Second Meeting between North and South Korea

  12 August 2007

The Second North and South Korea summit will be held in the North Korean capital Pyongyang from the 28th to 30th of August. Seven years have passed since the first summit between the South Korean President Kim Dae-jung and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. As part of an international agreement,...

Bahrain: Top Tips for Secret Smokers!

Children are the future, right? Some bloggers in Bahrain are not too optimistic. We find others who are fed up of religious leaders, are enjoying watching people, and are smoking in secret. Two bloggers are moved by the sound of Arabic – one by the classical language, another by a local dialect. We start with a question regarding Muslims and the debate about globalisation.

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