4 January 2008

Stories from 4 January 2008

Georgia: Calm Before The Storm?

  4 January 2008

On the eve of tomorrow's presidential election, TOL Georgia reports that the situation is calm in the country. However, after raising many concerns about the pre-election campaign in this and another entry, the blogger asks rhetorically, is the election free and fair?

Global Voices: A review of 2007, and big plans for 2008

  4 January 2008

No one could have predicted that a post on Chinese ant farmers would become the most read story on Global Voices in 2007. The top stories on this website were either those where local bloggers became important sources for the international media, or those that mainstream media didn't cover at all. See what next year holds in store for Global Voices...

Armenia: Honesty

  4 January 2008

Shooosh at Life in Armenia says she was surprised to discover that when she lost her wallet in Yerevan it was found and turned in. Despite many bad stories about ethnic Armenians from the Diaspora being ripped off when they visit the country, she concludes that there are honest people...

Nagorno Karabakh: Ultimatum

  4 January 2008

Blogian reacts harshly to news that the Azerbaijani president, Ilham Aliyev, has issued an ultimatum to ethnic Armenians living in the breakaway and self-declared Republic of Nagorno Karabakh — submit once again to Azerbaijani authority or leave.

Angola: What I do not want for 2008

  4 January 2008

ELCAlmeida [pt] is wondering about what he wants for Angola in 2008. He definitely knows what he does not wish: “What I do not want, once and for all, for Angola is what is happening in Kenya. Those who do not know to welcome the popular will, whatever it may...

Cape Verde: The future of politics

  4 January 2008

Djoyamado [pt] tries to guess the future of politics on Cape Verde, among them: “Our primary and secondary schools’ children and teenagers will not know or will have great difficulty in getting the Prime Minister's name”. See in the previous post his less pessimistic predictions for the music in the...

Mozambique: Let us exist please

  4 January 2008

Carlos Serra [pt], whose Diário de um sociólogo blog won the 2007 BOBs in Portuguese language, is not happy with the way the the press portrays the Lusosphere, mentioning blogs from Portugal and Brazil only. “I repeat again a call that I have already made to Mozambican bloggers: subscribe to...

Singapore: Bathing Birds

  4 January 2008

Do birds take a water bath only when the weather is hot? asks YC at the Bird Ecology Study Group blog in Singapore.

Sri Lanka: A 1000 days of Kottu

  4 January 2008

One of the most popular Sri Lankan blog aggregator – Kottu.org turns roughly 1000 days old. Some interesting perspectives on blogging and communities at Cerno.

Sri Lanka: Peace in Sri Lanka

  4 January 2008

Found In Ceylon“ on the latest news on peace in Sri Lanka – “Sri Lanka’s government–specifically, its prime minister and cabinet–voted to withdraw from its 2002 cease-fire agreement with the LTTE. ”

Sri Lanka: Army and the LTTE

  4 January 2008

DefenceNet on the army overrunning an LTTE bunker line amidst heavy resistance. There is a discussion in the comments space on how credible this information may be.

Pakistan: The other issues

  4 January 2008

Bhutto's death isn't the only crisis in Pakistan. All Things Pakistan on the other urgent issues that need attention – power, water, natural gas and flour crises.

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