14 April 2008

Stories from 14 April 2008

Online Obama campaign splits Ethiopian bloggers

  14 April 2008

Diaspora Ethiopians have been flexing their political muscles in the U.S., organising websites, rallies and email campaigns to persuade their compatriots to support Barack Obama's presidential run. Many Ethiopians bloggers rallied to the cause, pledging cash and votes for the Democratic candidate whose father came from Kenya, a country that neighbours Ethiopia. But others raised questions about the campaign, asking whether it was right to expect Ethiopian-Americans to vote en masse for any candidate.

Mugabe criticized because he endangered White interests

  14 April 2008

In a commentary at Babilown (Fr), Eloi Goutchili compares Robert Mugabe and Paul Biya, president of Cameroon for over 25 years, concluding that only real difference between them is the way they are treated in the Western press: “..the Western press, so harsh when it comes to a Mugabe and...

Indonesia Lifts Ban on YouTube

  14 April 2008

Indonesia has lifted the ban on Youtube.com. Internet service providers “would only block access to pages carrying the film by Geert Wilders” The vice chairman of the Indonesian Internet Providers Association said.

India: Bride's side

  14 April 2008

of this and that on the heavy weight of patriarchy that forces the families of brides to foot the wedding bills and more.

Haiti: PM Fired in No Confidence Vote

  14 April 2008

Both Upping The Anti and Bajan Global Report blog about the Haitian parliament passing a vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Jacques-Edouard Alexis, while Dying in Haiti posts a first-hand account by Frandy in Carrefour about the past week's events.

Bahamas: For Shame?

  14 April 2008

“Have we in the Bahamas become so insensitive and so lacking in shame that there is not a public outcry about this prescription for socio-economic disaster?” Sidney Sweeting at WeblogBahamas.com blogs about teenage pregnancy.

Barbados: Thoughts on Zimbabwe

  14 April 2008

“I have been struggling for a couple of weeks over how to express my feelings about the current non-outcome from Zimbabwe's presidential elections”: Living in Barbados finally blogs about it.

Jamaica, China: Carrying the Torch

  14 April 2008

“For many Chinese nationals, this Olympics is an event about hope–hope that China will become a better country not just economically, but as a nation progressing in all ways”: Blogging from Jamaica, ComPromise explains why she would “proudly carry the Olympic torch.”

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