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19 March 2008

Stories from 19 March 2008

Christians in Iraq

French-Lebanese blogger Frencheagle writes about the assassination of the Bishop of Mosul and the plight of Christians in Iraq [Fr].

Sri Lanka: Arthur C Clarke

Gallicissa on the death of Arthur C Clarke – who lived in Sri Lanka from 1956 till his death in 2008.

Bangladesh: The promise of America

Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying writes on the promise of America as articulated by Obama.

D.R. of Congo: Radio Okapi journalist wins blog award

Congolese journalist Cédric Kalonji [Fr] wins a “Bobs” award for best francophone blog.

D.R. of Congo: Kabila says Congolese people are better off today

Le Blog du Congolais comments on President Kabila's perplexing enthusiasm [Fr] about the state of Congo. During the opening of a new parliamentary session, Kabila said the Congolese people “are...

China: Black Days for the Dalai Lama

China matters gave more background to the Lhasa uprising and showed that the Dalai Lama, a moderate spiritual leader, has been marginalized both by the Chinese government conspiracy and hard...

China: Patriotism triggered, though under censorship

A brief record of the Chinese public opinion on Tibet unrest. Attention: they are all found inside the Great Firewall. But I believe they stand for a considerable part of...

Kyrgyzstan: LBGT community video answer to Russian Orthodox Church´s homophobic comments.

The videocast created by the LBGT community's Labrys organization in Kyrgyzstan in response to homophobic Russian Orthodox Church's statements and which was viewed more than 409 times within the first...

Bermuda: Going Green

A Radical in Bermuda shares some tips for going green.

Burkina Faso: Meningitis, mask dances and a special horse festival

Burkina Faso is the diamond stud near the middle of Africa’s meningitis belt, stretching from Senegal to Ethiopia, containing a population of roughly 300 people. The region’s dusty winds and...

Azerbaijan: The Nicer Side of Baku

Lindsay Fincher says that contrary to popular opinion of the Azerbaijani capital as one of the dirtiest cities in the world, it isn't just oil workers interested in visiting. The...

Armenia: Volunteerism

My Stay in Armenia recounts a recent visit to a school where the International Red Cross educated children on humanitarian work and volunteerism. The blog says that the latter in...

Armenia: The Epic Land

Deep Roasted Blend posts a guide for tourists interested in visiting Armenia. The guide, accompanied by many photographs, was written by Rhyne from The Armenia Blog.

Armenia: Shameful Diaspora

Unzipped expresses its concern with statements issued by ethnic Armenian groups and organizations in the United States calling for political forces to find a peaceful solution to the post-election standoff...

Armenia: Right to Know

Armenia Now reports on the current state of emergency which restricts the media in covering the post-election situation in the country following the 1 March clashes between opposition supporters and...

Kyrgyzstan: Fed up with protests?

Kyrgyz bloggers have been actively elaborating on the Kyrgyz government's initiative to make March 24 – the day of popular uprising in 2005 – a national holiday. The amendment was...

Environment: Beijing's Green Olympics

From the blog Its Getting Hot in here, we get an answer by a Chinese Professor to the following question on Bejing’s Green Olympics: “What will it take to keep...

Environment: 14 elephants speared in Amboseli, Kenya

Richard Leakey of Wildlife Direct alerts readers to a disturbing occurrence at the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. 14 elephants speared in Amboseli: “…The range of causes of elephant spearing...

Kyrgyzstan: Youth Is Flashmobbing in Protest

Azamat offers a photo-report on the flash-mob organized by youth activists against the Kyrgyz government. They put on masks of sheep and one of them put a mask of a...

Kazakhstan: Turkish Saga Continued

Zhanna Zhukova reports on unexpected continuation of the story around the attack on Turkish construction company’s workers in Almaty, as Turkish side accuses the Kazakh president’s relatives of raider attack...

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