4 February 2008

Stories from 4 February 2008

Russia: “Un-Election”

  4 February 2008

Sean's Russia Blog writes on the March 2 “un-election”: “Western journalists might dismiss Russia’s election as a caricature of democracy, but the fact remains that the Kremlin is taking it seriously. So seriously that it appears everything has been done to prevent any surprises.”

Angola: Looking forward to 2010 CAN now

  4 February 2008

Eugénio Costa Almeida [pt] says good bye for the Angolan dream in the CAN but he is looking forward to the 2010 games. “We lost to Egypt by 2-1 with a magnificent goal from Manucho and two goals, especially the second, a little bit childish, granted by the pharaohs.”

Angola: Impressions on a new magazine for Afro woman

  4 February 2008

A. Quelha [pt] shares her thoughts on the new Afro magazine, which left her disappointed: “It seems that their goal is arouse the interest of all in African culture… hummm I can't see it! Then it presents itself as being the first Portuguese magazine “for women of African origin”. But...

Georgia: Conflict Resolution or Reintegration?

  4 February 2008

Steady State wonders why the Georgian “Conflict Resolution Ministry” dealing with frozen conflicts in Abkhazia and South Ossetia has changed its name to the “Reintegration Ministry.” The blog wonders if corresponding ministries in the two breakaway regions will now follow suit.

Caucasus: Political Roundup

  4 February 2008

Marilisa Lorusso's blog posts another weekly roundup of the latest political developments in the South Caucasus. This week the blog examines the latest events in the area of relations between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia with Russia.

Armenia: Russian Railway Deal

  4 February 2008

Following the transfer of the Armenian railroad system to a Russian company, The Armenian Economist comments on the transaction and says that the railway is in desperate need of funding. However, the blog adds, why did it take so long to happen?

Armenia: On The Campaign Trail

  4 February 2008

With a little over two weeks to go until Armenia's presidential election, my Armenia Election Monitor 2008 posts photographs and an account of one of the largest opposition rallies held during the campaign period to date. However, with the election now entering a crucial stage, all attention is on whether...

Bolivia: Collective Blog from the Diaspora

  4 February 2008

A new collective blog written by Bolivians abroad attempts to provide a look into the lives of Bolivians living far from home. As the blog states, "To live in two cultures is sometimes a choice, and it is sometimes “an accident.” This a translation of a post written by Karen Heredia from Blogs Bolivia.

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