Stories from 2 March 2008
Kamangir reports that the Ministry of Communication is considering complete blackout of the Internet in Iran for the day of the Parliamentary Elections.
Here you can watch and listen to a fabulous persian rap song by Taham,from Shahnameh.The song talks about Rostam and Sohrab,two mythic figures created 1000 years ago by Ferdowsi.
Bachehayehkhat says[Fa] that students in Shiraz University in Iran continue their strike and protest movement.They ask for better conditions in dormitory and restaurant and they want Mohammad Hadi Sadeghi,conservative president of Shiraz University resigns.Watch this video film.
Gay Ugandan and religion: “The issue is my sexuality. Homosexuality. The Church of Uganda believes that my sexuality is unnatural. And that it is a sin. They believe that it is sinful to encourage a person like me to salvation in Jesus’ name.”
HaitiAnalysis.com posts an interview with Haitian political activist Patrick Elie.
Jumbie's Watch blogs about the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago's supposed plans to buy a private jet.
Living Guyana remembers the days before Guyana was a “land of fear”.
Thebookmann attends the first of a series of installations by Trinidadian artist Steve Ouditt.
Now is Wow posts a video that she filmed about children living with HIV in Trinidad & Tobago.
Sokari discusses Mwalimu Nyerere, the first president of Tanzania and the Arusha Declaration: “I had never read the Arusha Declaration and only have superficial knowledge of Julius “Mwalimu” Nyerere in terms of his role in the struggle for independence in Africa and as a Pan Africanist along with Nkrumah. But...
Coming from Madagascar, a country that doesn't make the world's headlines often and sometimes doesn't even make it to the African map, Lova Rakotomalala has played an extremely important role in making this unique island better known and heard through blogging and his reports for Global Voices Online.
Siberian Light is liveblogging the Russian presidential election.
Adam Kesher reviews the European Parliament’s draft resolution on the EU Strategy in Central Asia, which was adopted last summer emphasising that EU aid and cooperation must build on concrete benchmarks for each country developed within the framework of future dialogues on human rights and democracy.
Maciula writes about the Turkmen-German Economic Forum held in Ashgabat and the growing German diplomatic and business activity in the Central Asian states.
Maciula writes about the dismissal of a top Turkmen official, chief of the Taxation Service and describes the difficulties that rich people face in Turkmenistan.
Kamneed provides an extensive and informative photo-post on the opening of the City Blood Donor Center in Almaty, the largest city of Kazakhstan.
Asel writes that a Chinese company starts electrification of the Kyrgyzstan's railroads system.
KZBlog reports that on February 28th, a Kazakhstan's Ministry of Emergency Situations helicopter crashed in Kyzylorda oblast. Five passengers were killed and thirteen others, including the regional governor were injured.
The tribes in Afghanistan are growing restless. As security measures across the south and far east are faltering, promises of Kabul and NATO remain empty. Joshua Foust reflects why has it come to this.
SunLeaf reports on the killings of an American aid worker and her Afghan colleague in Kandahar, Aghanistan, and says that this is yet another worrisome development for the aid community in Afghanistan.
Afghanistanica states that the issue of civilian casualties in Afghanistan is a highly contentious issue, citing the results of an opinion poll, according to which 29 per cent of Afghans said the international troops were doing a bad job.