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4 April 2008

Stories from 4 April 2008

Zimbabwe: Senate seat results

Senate seat results in Zimbabwe: “Well, here’s the first batch of Senate seats announced by the ZEC. It’s more of the same ZEC strategy: information being tortuously drip-fed with results...

Zimbabwe: Zanu PF meeting has just ended

Zanu PF meeting has just ended, Hope reports from Zimbabwe: I have just received an sms to say that the politbureau meeting – the one which the media is telling...

Zimbabwe: Zanu PF meeting has just ended

Zanu PF meeting has just ended, Hope reports from Zimbabwe: I have just received an sms to say that the politbureau meeting – the one which the media is telling...

Zimbabwe: Text your dreams

Kubatana collects dreams for a new Zimbabwe: “In addition to inviting email contributions, we also asked our many SMS subscribers what a new Zimbabwe looks like to them. Read some...

Zimbabwe: Why we are not celebrating

Comrade Fatso explains why Zimbabweans are not celebrating: “We didn't erupt into celebration yesterday. Foreign journalists and activists expected us to be jubilant, drunk with joy. But for us it's...

Zimbabwe: Media wrong on Mugabe

Is the media wrong on Mugabe?: “Sorry guys, I haven't seen any signs that Robert Mugabe is about to step down. So I also don't know where the press got...

Russia: “A Prescription for Europe, Part 1″

Robert Amsterdam posts Part 1 of “a series of short policy papers […] outlining some recommendations for the European Union to reduce dependency on Russian natural gas, increase competition, and...

Corruption in Indonesia

Blogger Hardship Posting reacts to a survey report which shows the Indonesian government as one of the most corrupt in the world.

Poland: Taxes and Charity

Polandian writes about the Polish taxation system: “There is only one thing that makes the whole system bearable. You can donate 1% of what you pay to a charity. This...

Malaysia: Next youth chief

Who could be the next youth leader of Malaysia's major political party, Johanna's Blog tackles this issue.

Russia: Relations With NATO

Streetwise Professor writes about the relationship between NATO and Russia: “If NATO expansion does not threaten Russian territory in the slightest, it does sharply constrain Russian freedom of action in...

Malaysia: Racial division

Blogger mahaguru58 writes why Malaysians must liberate themselves from racist mindsets.

Cambodia: Ban on foreign marriages

Cambodia has stopped processing documents for the marriage of its citizens to foreigners in a move to minimize the possibility of human trafficking.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago: Crime Summit

Blogging from St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Abeni is “very interested in what comes out of the Summit on Crime” which opens today in Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad & Tobago: Naipaul Revealed

Trinidadian blogger Sharon Millar explains why she cannot wait to “rush out and buy” The World Is What It Is – The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul.

Trinidad & Tobago: Cost of Living

“The extent of the food price inflation is shocking, and I’m not just talking about the fact that $1 will only get you two pholourie these days”: The Liming House...

Cuba: Tuning In

“Not only are Cubans now allowed to window shop for flat screen televisions, DVDs and computers but they are about to get a brand new television channel”: Child of the...

Barbados: Eye on Zimbabwe

“The handwriting is on the wall for sure”: Bajan Global Report is keeping an eye on developments in Zimbabwe.

China: The Brainwashed Germans and the Demonized China

ESWN translated a BBS post on a Chinese’ experience in encountering with Germans, in particular on the issue of Tibet riot.

China: Sichuan Aba Riot

Woser posted an eye-witness account on the Aba (in Sichuan province) Riot in March 16. The article pointed out that on 11 of March, the local police demanded temples to...

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