16 August 2007

Stories from 16 August 2007

Japan: Living With the Heat

  16 August 2007

As Japan suffers through what likely will become its hottest summer on record, with temperatures topping 40 degrees in some places and humidity at all-time highs, and even as business owners happily celebrate skyrocketing sales of air conditioners, fans, and ice cream, worries of an energy crisis loom on the horizon. In the middle of the scorching heat, one blogger has responded by taking matters into his own hands and doing the unthinkable: he turned off the air conditioning.

Nigeria: Blogger's opinion about the Superblog

  16 August 2007

The debate about the new Nigerian blog aggregator, the SuperBlog, continues: “The purpose of Naija Alive is to create a unified voice for Nigeria, a unified voice that contains many voices. Such deserves praise and support. But, I never said that my blog was a Nigerian blog. Sometimes I write...

Liberia: Iron Ladies of Liberia – a documentary

  16 August 2007

A documentary about Liberia, Iron Ladies of Liberia, has made into the Toronto Film Festival: “Did you hear that the film “Iron Ladies of Liberia” made it into the Toronto Film Festival? Heard there is a big screening at the opening of the UN General Counsel this fall as well…will...

Tanzania: Tanzania's model philanthropist

  16 August 2007

Meet a model philanthropist from Tanzania; “The Shah's employ workers who make crafts like; handbags, wallets, briefcases, belts, hats, and chairs for the regions thriving tourism industry. Unlike most companies in Africa, they hire the handicapped and the disabled.”

Sierra Leone: Election update

  16 August 2007

Sierra Leone election update: “If you don't know by now let me be the first to say that THERE WILL BE A RUN OFF….No political party will be able to get 55% of the votes in this first round. Also there are many of my friends in the diaspora who...

Pakistan: Talibanization

  16 August 2007

KO presents a timeline of Talibanization of Pakistan. “It didn't just creep up and hit an entire country on the head yesterday, it was a long time cooking.”

Iran:The Revolutionary Guards a Terrorist Group?

Serendip says ,according to news,the United States has decided to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, the country's 125,000-strong elite military branch, as a “specially designated global terrorist,” according to U.S. officials, a move that allows Washington to target the group's business operations and finances.The blogger says the Arabic Part of...

Zimbabwe: Mugabe blacklists Global Voices Online

  16 August 2007

The government of Zimbabwe blacklists Global Voices Online: “Evidently, Global Voices is one of the sources of “‘virulent propaganda’ to delegitimise ‘our just struggle against Anglo-Saxons’.” We’re one of 41 websites blacklisted by the ZANU-PF government, a list that includes the Washington Post and CNN, as well as the personal...

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