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5 February 2008

Stories from 5 February 2008

Costa Rica: Violent Murder Rate Increases

Rod Hughes of Costa Rica Blogs writes about gruesome murders that took place in southern part of the country and that these types of crimes have rapidly increased since 2005.

Uruguay: The International Year of Languages

From Uruguay, La Bitácora de Gelman [es] writes about the International Year of Languages.

Peru: The Return of Alejandro Toledo

Former president Alejandro Toledo is back in Peru for a few days, and Juan Sheput of Mate Pastor [es] is pleased, and indicated that his presence as a professor at...

Armenia: Blog Top Ten

Now that a local radio station is interested in blogging, Global Voices Author Artur Papyan recently asked one of Armenia's most experienced bloggers, Kornelij, to compile a list of his...

Armenia: Pop & Politics

BBC and Moscow Times journalist Matthew Collin reports on the use of local pop singers to campaign in support of the governmental favorite, prime minister Serge Sargsyan, ahead of the...

Armenia: Decisive Rally

Unzipped comments on this coming Saturday's pre-election campaign rally by former president and candidate for the 19 February presidential vote, Levon Ter-Petrossian. The blogger says it is being billed as...

Blog Outreach in Madagascar – From Forumists to Bloggers

We are delighted to introduce to you the first of the second round grantees of Rising Voices. Foko Blog Club is a blog outreach arm of FOKO, a project founded...

India: Run-up to Super Tuesday

Indian Muslims Blog rounds up the process of presidential elections in the U.S. as of a day before Super Tuesday.

Pakistan: Arbitrary Censorship

Arbitrary censorship of websites in Pakistan – affecting KO and Wired Pakistan.

Pakistan: Where are these clock towers?

A quiz at All Things Pakistan. Recognize the location of the clock towers in the photographs!

Sri Lanka: LTTE and War

Times Eye comments on the sheer scale of violence caused by LTTE's activities, and why war may be the only way out.

India: How the US elects

Elections in the US can appear quite muddled-up to an outsider. confused of calcutta explains the various stages of the presidential elections.

Nigeria: 2Face Idbla attacked

Last week, Nigerian superstar, 2Face, was attacked and robbed, Bella Naija reports: “Nigeria superstar, 2Face Idibia was attacked by armed robbers AGAIN! On Thursday last week, armed robbers attacked Tuface...

South Africa: Campaign to end hate

Sokari blogs about the campaign to end hate in South Africa: “The 07-07-07-Campaign to end hate against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Intersexed (LGBTI) persons was launched at the Saartjie...

East Africa: Stay away from falling coconuts

Pernille writes about the dangers of falling coconuts in East Africa: “In East Africa people do die in relatively significant numbers each year from falling coconuts hitting them on the...

Kenya: Presidential elections after 10 years

Oscar Obonyo argues that Kenya should hold presidential elections after 10 years: “JUDGING from events of the just concluded presidential polls I opine that Kenyans ought to change the existing...

South Africa: Twaction 2.0

Tyler writes about a site he launched last year in South Africa, Twaction: “In December I launched a site called Twaction. In short, it’s a site that turns tweets from...

South Africa: Blogging memories in graphs

Vincent uses graphs to tell the 2007 South African blogging memories: “This post is based on 6-month data from Amatomu, showing blog audience reach as a percentage. Some of them...

South Africa: Voting for blog awards begins next week

Nominations and voting for the 2008 South African Blog Awards begins next week: “The 2008 South African Blog Awards is scheduled for its annual process of nominations and voting this...

South Africa: TED Africa Conference 2008

Juliana writes about the 2008 TED Africa conference in South Africa: “The TED Africa conference in Capetown South Africa, promises to build on the magic of TED Global 2007. The...

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