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23 August 2007

Stories from 23 August 2007

Guyana: Georgetown is flooded

“This is the Demerara Cricket Club ground behind that wall – an enclosed wading pool with the slightest rain fall..it must now be a veritable lake,” writes Flickr user Chennette,...

Russia: “Mama, We're In Hell!”

A young Russian woman traveling from Helsinki to Moscow found herself in a railway traffic jam caused by the train derailment last week. She was so horrified by the sight...

Namibia: Digital tools for development

Gerard writes about LearnLink Project in Namibia: “I will simply start with LearnLink, especially their LearnLink Project: NAMIBIA that saw Ed's Net see the day of light.”

Africa: Leave Africa alone

Communist Socks and Boots lashes out against One Laptop Per Child: “It based on the wrong assumption that kids will take it with them to hunt, or use it in...

Tajikistan: Beating the US

One of the most discussed topics on Tajik blogs recently was the loss of the US U-17s to the Tajik team in the Under–17 Football World Cup. This and much...

Zambia: Donor money for cars and iPods

Most people in Zambia want cars and iPods, writes Positively Zambian, but because of donor money available they set up organizations, which claim to fight poverty.

South Africa: Who will follow Google to South Africa?

Vinny expects more Internet companies to move to South Africa in the near future: “South African Internet usage has grown 120% in the past year, and it won’t be long...

Iraq: The Aging GreenZone

Neurotic Iraq Wife keeps us abreast with developments in the Green Zone, Baghdad.

Ukraine: Platforms of the Main Contenders

Ukrainiana reviews the platforms of the main contenders in the upcoming election: “born-again, gutsy President Yushchenko” and Yulia Tymoshenko's “feminine mystique” – as well as Victor Yanukovych's “self-styled notion of...

South Africa: Creepy confession

Crimexposouthafrica writes about Juan Uys, the man who was leading the campaign to turn away tourists: “After months of having denied it, Uys told the Cape Times he had been...

Ukraine: Corn

MoldovAnn is disappointed to discover that the corn people eat in Ukraine is feed corn: “I took one bite and nearly broke a tooth.”

Iraq: Mobile Blogging

Morbid Smile from Iraq has caught up with the mobile blogging bug.

Egypt: Cultureligious Curse

The Big Pharaoh from Egypt describes the outlawed practice of female circumcision as a ‘cultureligious curse.’

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko

Foreign Notes posts updates on Yulia Tymoshenko's pre-election moves – here, here, and here.

Bahrain: Facebook Trouble

Bahraini Rants points to Facebook problems in this post.

Russia: Communist Youth League and Just Russia

Sean's Russia Blog writes about the current political preferences of Russia's Communist Youth League.

Algeria: Chicken Differences

Algerian Chef Zadi tears apart a chicken recipe and provides an alternative here.

Former Soviet Union: A 1945 Book

Scraps of Moscow feels “sort of funny using new media to post photos of old media” and writes about a 1945 book on the still-friendly Allies – or, the “soon-to-be...

Malawi: Moving on Despite the Politics of Section 65

The phenomenal story of 19 year-old Malawian blogger William Kamkwamba continues to attract attention from around the globe. William began making headlines after his appearance at the TEDGlobal 2007 conference...

Russia: Baseball

The Accidental Russophile writes about baseball in Russia: “Let's not pretend that baseball (or even it's ancient cousin, lapta) is very popular in Russia. It isn't.”

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