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10 November 2007

Stories from 10 November 2007

Kenya: YouTube video on call centers

Kenyan Pundit links to a video on YouTube about call centers in Kenya: “Bitange Ndemo and Nesbitt of Kencall are featured. Click here to watch”

Armenia: Presidential Candidate

The Armenia Election Monitor 2008 reports that as expected, the ruling Republican party has nominated the prime minister as their candidate for the presidential election to be held on 19...

Tanzania: Making a call while getting your shoes cleaned

While you are getting your shoes cleaned in Tanzania, you may as well make a phone call: “The telecommunication leader in Tanzania Vodacom, is leveraging the network of professional shoe...

Africa: Searching for Africa at the New York Times

Do people have fun in Africa?: “Using a simple search method at the New York Times, the terms “AIDS” + “Africa” brought back 250 stories published in the past year....

Georgia: Protestor Dies

Quoting news sources, TOL Georgia says that one protestor has died as a result of last week's clash between opposition supporters and Georgian police in Tbilisi.

Georgia: Accusations

Resistance Georgia points the finger at the Deputy Chair of Parliamentary Defence Committee for masterminding last week's suppression and violent dispersal of an opposition protest in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi....

South Africa: News24.com first website to reach 1 million

News24.com has become the first South African website with one million users per month: “My marketing team at 24.com are going to think that I am naughty to scoop our...

The Mobile Web and Compulsory HIV Test for Malawi

Malawi's Internet users have this year been experiencing new trends as now they can access and browse from their mobile phones and homes. This is an initiative by the fixed...

Bahrain: Flaunting your wealth – and accounting for it

What are bloggers talking about in Bahrain this week? Financial accountability, the reasons for blogging, a childhood addiction to books, how to encourage creativity - and looking after appearances.

Brazil: 70th anniversary of the military coup

Lúcia Hipólito [pt] amasses dozens of comments in a post to remember the anniversary the Brazilian coup d'etat: “In November 10, 1937, exactly 70 years ago, the President Getúlio Vargas,...

Qatar: Filipina Accuses Lebanese Boss of Rape

Filipina Gabriela_nilapa narrates how she was repeatedly raped by her Lebanese boss in a Qatar office in this post on Qatar Living.

Japan: Pulling the Strings

While the world focused this week on the aftermath of negotiations between the leaders of Japan's two largest political parties, the behind-the-scenes mediator, Watanabe Tsuneo, celebrated winning this year's Media...

China:The return of PetroChina

PetroChina, the lord of the companies returns to its hometown. Its IPO on Chinese stock market is an eye-catching performance. When the flourishing market hit the most profitable company in...

Georgia: Ambassador Resigns

Resistance Georgia and TOL Georgia report that Levan Mikeladze has resigned as Georgian Ambassador to Switzerland in protest at last week's police crackdown in Tbilisi. TOL Georgia applauds the diplomat...

Georgia: Non-violent Resistance

Via TOL Georgia and Unzipped, the former President of the Georgian Young Lawyers Association, Anna Dolidze, has set up a blog dedicated to “non-violent resistance to Saakashvili's dictatorial regime in...

Georgia: Democracy in Crisis

TOL Georgia reports that democracy is in crisis in Georgia and says that it is obvious that Saakashvili will do anything in order to avoid the fate of his predecessor...

Armenia: Fugitive Minister

Blogian reminds its readers of the former Minister of Interior, Vano Siradeghian. Wanted by Interpol for masterminding numerous assassinations in Armenia under the former president, the fugitive still remains at...

Korea: Conflicts over Subway Seats

Young people respect old people. Old people take care of young people. That is one of the major traditional philosophies in East Asia. Regarding this perspective, excessive behavior is now...

Philippines: Bloggers react to shocking suicide by girl, 12

Postcard Headlines has a roundup of bloggers’ thoughts on the shocking suicide by a poor 12-year old girl in southern Philippines and her lamentations about her family's poverty right before...

Philippines: CokskiBlue leads Filipinos in vlogging

CokskiBlue is a whiff of fresh air in the Philippine blogosphere, and features videos, vlogs and vodcasts.

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