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26 February 2008

Stories from 26 February 2008

Serbia: Ambassadorial Discontent

While some of the foreign embassies were being set on fire in Belgrade in protest to the unilateral proclamation of independence of Kosovo, Serbian embassies in Belgium and Russia were...

Ukraine, Russia: A Gas War, Again

Leopolis reports on what looks like yet another Russian-Ukrainian gas war.

Czech Republic, U.S.: Visa-Free Regime

The Czech Daily Word and The Reference Frame report on the signing of a U.S.-Czech agreement on visa-free regime.

Kosovo: Implications for Other States

Pestcentric believes that “Kosovar independence has really opened a can of worms, the full extent of which has yet to manifest itself.”

Serbia: Charges Against Two Looters

East Ethnia reports on the charges against two young Serbian women “whose little looting adventure made them internet celebrities for one brief, greasy moment”: “And we know that they are...

Armenia: Post-Election Revolution Scenario?

That there would be mass demonstrations immediately after the presidential election held last week in Armenia was known long ago. Many observers also figured on yet another attempt by the...

Sri Lanka: Kosovo and After

The situation in Kosovo could have some lessons for Sri Lanka. More at Transcurrents.com.

India: The Male Gaze

The Culture and Politics of Tamil Cinema on how actresses in Tamil film industry are subject to the male gaze off screen.

India: Gandhi and Bhopal

Law and Other Things on the survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy in India using a Gandhian method to demand justice.

India: History and Shivaji

Indian Muslims Blog on the distortion of historical figures to benefit extremist opinions.

Thailand: Thaksin's Return

Siam Sentinel talks about the chaos when the former prime minister returns to Thailand from his exile.

Thailand: Thaksin's Return

Siam Sentinel talks about the chaos when the former prime minister returns to Thailand from his exile.

Sudan: Boycott anything Danish

“This is so utterly silly,” writes Sudanese Thinker after the Sudanese president orders people to boycott Danish goods: “Okay so let’s see. First, a Danish newspaper prints a bunch of...

Chad: Eyewitness acounts of violence

This is an eyewitness account of violence in Chad: ““For over 7 hours we heard that battle rage. We felt afraid, wondered which part of the body to try to...

Yemen: Gaza, My Grandmother and Candles

Yemeni blogger Maysaa Shuja has written a profoundly thoughtful post about candles, electricity, and the possible introduction of nuclear energy to her native country - a country which cannot supply...

Africa: AfricanLoft Update

Grandiose Parlor talks about recent updates on AfricanLoft: “AfricanLoft is ever committed to ensuring that only the best is good enough for our readers and contributors. In addition to the...

Nigeria: Election petition against president dismissed

Nigerian Times writes about the results of presidential election petition in Nigeria: “The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja, Tuesday, dismissed the petition of former military ruler, Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari,...

Nigeria: Public Nudity Bill

Jeremy posts copies of the Bill for an Act to Prohibit and Punish Public Nudity, Sexual Intimidation and Other related offences in Nigeria.

South Africa: Garlic, showers and prostitutes

Lesbian Rules writes about odd suggestions to problems in South Africa: “So there you have it ladies and gentlemen. To be cured from aids, eat garlic and beetroot. If you...

South Africa: Is this anti-democracy?

Was it right to bar white South African journalist from the forum of black journalists: “This forum of black journalists is so anti democracy and transparency. I listened to all...

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