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23 December 2007

Stories from 23 December 2007

Grenada: Down By The River

If you're looking for Free Spirit she'll be down by the river…

Barbados: Election Date

“For most Barbadians who have not become completely apathetic, this general election will be one of the most interesting since Independence in 1966″: Barbados Underground reports that the island's Prime...

Bahamas: Go Slow?

Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com wonders if the island's air traffic controllers are on a go-slow.

Caribbean: Christmas Traditions

All over the world, people get together with friends and family to celebrate Christmas. They exchange gifts, and invite one another to their homes for parties, lunches or dinners, signifying...

Korea: Why the Internet didn't Influence the Presidential Election This Time

The presidential election of the Republic of Korea was held on the 19th of December. While the election ended in the predicted result to many, it shocked others. In particular,...

Bahrain: The debt owed to the Indians of the Gulf

This is the second post from Bahrain this week; the first covered various celebrations, and demonstrations. In this post we'll be examining the official population statistics, hearing about a frustrating...

Zimbabwe: Currency fiasco

Kubatana blog on the Zimbabwe's currency fiasco: “So, I’m not sure what it says about the Reserve Bank Governor Gideon Gono’s attachment issues, that he’s not willing to let go...

D.R. of Congo: The Batwa people

AfricaBeat on the Batwa from the Democratic Republic of Congo: “The Batwa people were traditionally hunter-gatherers. In Eastern Congo, they lived off what the forest provided, until prolonged warfare and...

Thailand: PPP Leading

Bangkok Pundit analyzes the latest results of exit poll data and the actual election results. The PPP or People's Power Party, considered by many as the incarnation of the banned...

Thailand: Exit Poll Results

Real Life Thailand does not like the possible candidate favored by the latest exit poll data in Thailand.

Brazil: The future is open source

Sérgio Amadeu [pt] publishes a picture of a GNU/Linux computing class, with a difference: there students are middle age learners. “I have learned a lot with this research, which has...

Angola: Welcome to Cuban doctors

Orlando Castro [pt] welcomes the Cuban doctors that will work in Huambo, an Angolan province with a population of over 2 million people and a doctor for every 40,183 patients....

Brazil: 2007 in posts

Idelber [pt] goes on holidays and leaves his readers with a collection of links to 2007 posts that are well worth a second helping. “We will be back on January...

Morocco: Seeing stars in Marrakesh

It's been a star-struck week in the French-speaking Moroccan bloggosphere, famous international figures being a primary focus of discussion. Several bloggers wrote about the happenings at the seventh edition of...

Saudi Blogger Fouad Al Farhan Arrested in Jeddah

Saudi Arabia added yet another accolade to its freedom of speech record by arresting its first blogger. Fuad Al Farhan, considered by many as being the dean of Saudi bloggers...

Japan: Economics of the “Illegal” Download

Following on recent moves by the government to regulate the Internet, plans for regulation in other areas of online communication have been moving ahead apace in Japan. Among these is...

Syria: Palestinian ‘Cycle of Violence’

Syrian blogger Yaman discusses the ‘cycle of violence’ in Palestine.

Saudi: World Excited About Saudi ‘YouTubers’

Saudi Jeans comments on the world's fascination with the relationship of Saudis with video sharing site YouTube. “Now this fascination is not limited to Saudis as YouTube has become an...

Saudi Fatwa Against the US Dollar

Window into Palestine comments on a new Saudi fatwa (religious edict) on the US dollar. Click here to read about it.

Palestine: Donkeys for Transportation

“Gazans seem to be traveling back in time as major shortages in fuel and car parts restore the donkey to the most prevalent form of transportation…..” is a comment by...

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