Stories from 14 December 2007
What would you tell 300 of the world's leading digital industry people? The next WeMedia Conference will be in Miami (February 2008), and the organizers (iFocos) are offering fellowships that cover registration fees and travel from any country to a few lucky bloggers, academics, or activists who are using technology to make the world a better place.
OLPC News recommends the interview of Sylvia Gonzalez Mujica, program manager of Project Ceibal of Uruguay because of her explanations of the project.
Seckasysteme writes about the infamous Goree Island [Fr] in Senegal and its curator, Boubacar Joseph N'Diaye.
A magistrate from Cap-Haitien shares his views on the right to die [Fr].
Another update on the problem of muggings in Cape Verde (talked about here and here), Pedrabika [pt] has hosted a live blog debate on the situation: “PARTICIPATION, this seem to be the key word – we can not just sit down and complain to the walls about getting a better...
Gyuana-Gyal is not in a particularly productive state of mind.
“Does anyone actually know of any (other) company where this sort of thing happens and the persons responsible are not seriously reprimanded?” asks West Indies Cricket Blog, on hearing news of the West Indies Cricket Board‘s latest bungle.
Steve LeVine notes that this week's Washington appearance of Valekh Aleskerov, Azerbaijan's former chief oil negotiator, highlighted the absence thus far of concrete commitments by Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan to a prospective Trans-Caspian gas pipeline.
Enigmatario [es] writes about the proposed reforms in the judicial system in Mexico and provides an anecdote about the frustration that his brother experienced after his car was stolen.
Every year in December, Guatemala prepares for the holiday season by putting up lights throughout the city. Another tradition during this month involves the burning trash and unwanted items, which symbolizes the devil and other unwanted spirits in one's life. It has also made way for a new drink, which is best consumed quickly.
A brief note on Bhutanese food at Visit Bhutan – with the apparent chief ingredient being chillies.
The emergency might be lifted tomorrow – Metroblogging Islamabad’s post on the issue provokes a comment that is more optimistic about the times to come.
Blogdai disillusioned by the promise of decisiveness by the political parties in Nepal.
Back to Bangladesh on memories of kite flying and the secret to winning – the application of a gritty paste called maanja on the kite string.
Although Morocco is primarily a Muslim country and although it's only the second week of December, Christmas is apparently in the air - at least for Morocco's foreign resident bloggers. Jillian York delivers the goodies.
A Nairobian Perspective compares the Kenyan first lady to a woman from a Kikuyu folklore:”There is a famous kikuyu folklore customed around a Kikuyu woman chief named Wangu Wa Makeri who headed Weithaga location in the early 20th century.She is said to have been very authoritative,ruthless and fear inspiring that...
Jorge Rosmaninho [pt] publishes many pictures and an account of his visit to Inhambane, according to him the most beautiful and well kept of the Mozambican cities. “Simple folks, who in between the doomed times which sometimes the lives of Africans are, mow the lawn, plant roses, fill holes and...
Vincent Maher writes about the South African video-sharing site, Zoopy: “The Nokia deal is the icing on top though – Zoopy is one of five companies worldwide, alongside Flickr, YouTube and Vox, that Nokia have partnered with for video and photo uploads.”
Global voices has been following the climate change talks in Bali, via the special coverage page. The following posts also appear as part of the aggregated feed to Reuters indicate a developing story coming out of Bali. Yesterday, Rory of Carbonsmart expressed discouragement with the talks in Bali, saying In...
Matthew Buckland of South African Mail&Guardian writes about their new projects, the Guide and Yiza: “We’ve launched our latest project, The Guide. It expands on the excellent Mail & Guardian newspaper music, theatre, arts listings, and also includes a searchable, expanded venue guide, by city. We’ve also decided to give...
Kenyan parliamentary aspirant, Jesse Masai, writes about his campaign activities: “Just came out of a dissatisfying briefing with the ECK, provincial administration and Kenya Police.”