14 December 2007

Stories from 14 December 2007

WeMedia: A chance to tell them what you think

  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.

Cape Verde: Enough of mugging – III

  14 December 2007

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: More of the Same

  14 December 2007

“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.

Mexico: Reforms in the Judicial System

  14 December 2007

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.

Guatemala: The Tradition of Burning the Devil

  14 December 2007

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.

Bhutan: Chillies!

  14 December 2007

A brief note on Bhutanese food at Visit Bhutan – with the apparent chief ingredient being chillies.

Pakistan: Emergency to go?

  14 December 2007

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.

Bangladesh: Flying kites

  14 December 2007

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.

Morocco: Christmas in the Maghreb

  14 December 2007

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.

Kenya: Comparing the Kenyan first lady to Wangu Wa Makeri

  14 December 2007

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...

Mozambique: Enchanted by Inhambane and its people

  14 December 2007

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...

South Africa: The best social media site in Africa

  14 December 2007

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.”

Environment: In Bali, an inconvenient last minute proposal from the US

  14 December 2007

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...

South Africa: The Guide with Yiza power

  14 December 2007

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...

Kenya: Blogging election campaign

  14 December 2007

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.”

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