Stories from 11 February 2008
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, the hosts, 2-0 on Monday 28th January 2008.”
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 halt, and make a quick U-turn. I had to see it again. Could it be true? It was! The phrase...
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 the Central African Republic to inquire into extra-judicial executions in the recent past.”
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, but despite the immense popular support; the opposition neither seized the opportunities nor avoided the threats. No political party that...
The Czech Daily Word reports – here and here – that the visa regime with the United States is likely to end this year.
The Czech Daily Word writes about “a bit of Slovakia in downtown Brno.”
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.”
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. Note the inscription on the back! It speaks volumes!”
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 will go and live naked in the bushes on U.S. Virgin Islands.”
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 traditions, deputies and senators actually spend the next nine hours trying to agree procedural questions – whether they will vote...
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. That was a month ago, when the political temparatures were so high and threatening to boil over to a full blown civil war. But with a month of continued engagement, there is renewed confidence that there will be a lasting peace deal. This confidence in the streets of Nairobi is also reflected in the blogosphere.
Foreign Notes, Orange Ukraine and Ukrainiana (here and here) – on yet another Russian-Ukrainian conflict over gas.
Siberian Light posts “a brief rundown of every Russian Bond Girl, ever” – which includes at least one Ukrainian girl.
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 that concentrating too much on the print media skewed assessment of the actual situation.
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 spread the word, to integrate and to promote debates about the films and video production, on a national and international...
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 there where clashes with the police one death and five wounded were reported”.
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 often also guide many other bloggers’ steps. They live at a newly-born but already significant body of web surfers’ best...
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 for 7 days of talks, meetings, debates, games, conversations, ideas and, of course, networking.
Language, economic development and identity explored in the context of Hindi in India at E=mc^2.
Indian Muslims Blog explores the issue of religion in the presidential election in the U.S.
Light Within on a journey on Pakistan's longest highway – the N5.