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11 February 2008

Stories from 11 February 2008

Ghana/Morocco: Africa Cup of Nations was hacked

Soyapi Mumba writes about the hacking of the Africa Cup of Nations website: “Some angry ‘Moroccan’ has hacked the Africa Cup of Nations website after Morocco got beaten by Ghana,...

Liberia: One giant leap

Liberia Stories blogs about what she calls, “one giant leap“: As I drove past the Temple of Justice today, I saw something that made me gasp, shout, screech to a...

Central Africa Republic: Extra-judicial executions investigated

HDPT Central African Republic blog writes about investigations of extra-judicial executions: “Professor Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions visited...

Ethiopia: The opposition needs to change

The opposition in Ethiopia needs to change to bring change, argues Enset: “In the last 17 years, the Ethiopian opposition has faced as much opportunities as it has faced threats,...

Czech Republic, U.S.: Visa Regime Likely to End

The Czech Daily Word reports – here and here – that the visa regime with the United States is likely to end this year.

Czech Republic: “A Bit of Slovakia”

The Czech Daily Word writes about “a bit of Slovakia in downtown Brno.”

Ethiopia: Zerihun’s Retrospective

Addis Journal writes about an art exhibit in Ethiopia: “The Alliance Ethio-Française is running a retrospective exhibition of the works of Zerihun Yetemgeta, a renowned Ethiopian artist.”

Ghana/Egypt: Egypt wins the Africa Cup of Nations

Emmauel posts a photo from the Africa Cup of Nations final in Ghana: “digital camera capture of the President of Ghana John Kufuor awarding a member of the Egyptian team....

Czech Republic: Presidential Election 2

More coverage of the Czech presidential election – at The Czech Daily Word – here, here and here: “I swear, if we don’t have the direct vote by 2013, I...

Czech Republic: Presidential Election 1

Dr. Sean's Diary writes about “farce and deadlock” of the Czech presidential election – here and here: “Then we get to voting proper – sort of. In the best Czech...

Kenya: Bloggers hopeful of Kofi Annan mediation

When Ghana's President John Kuffour handed the peace batton to former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, few people in Kenya had hope that there would be breakthrough in the negotiations....

Ukraine, Russia: Yet Another Gas War

Foreign Notes, Orange Ukraine and Ukrainiana (here and here) – on yet another Russian-Ukrainian conflict over gas.

Russia, Ukraine: Bond Girls

Siberian Light posts “a brief rundown of every Russian Bond Girl, ever” – which includes at least one Ukrainian girl.

Armenia: Media Concerns

The Armenian Observer points out some valid flaws in a recent study of the media ahead of the 19 February 2008 presidential election in Armenia. In particular, the blogger says...

Brazil: Bahia Afro Film Festival

Altino Machado [pt] says that everything is ready for the Bahia Afro Film Festival, which takes place in Salvador, Brazil from November 18 through 28. “The main goal is to...

Mozambique: Some more protests against the cost of living

Carlos Serra [pt] reports that there has been some more protests against the cost of living in Mozambique, this time in Chokué, Bobole e Marracuene, areas nearby Maputo. “In Chokué...

Brazil: The top 10 entrepreneurs of the Brazilian blogospgere

Bombust [pt] has a list of the top 10 entrepreneurs of the Brazilian blogospgere, chosen because “their posts guide the readers’ steps in the direction their links point to and...

Brazil: Tips for Campus Party starting today

Graveheart [pt] has posted some humorous tips on how to get the best of Campus Party Brazil, which starts today in São Paulo. There will be 3 thousand people together...

India: Language and Identity

Language, economic development and identity explored in the context of Hindi in India at E=mc^2.

India: Religion and the U.S

Indian Muslims Blog explores the issue of religion in the presidential election in the U.S.

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