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14 April 2008

Stories from 14 April 2008

Poland: Krakow; Warsaw

Polandian compares Krakow‘s past with its present; the beatroot writes about a survey that found Warsaw the third most boring city of Europe.

Serbia: New Belgrade

“New Belgrade” – regarded by many “as a giant sleeping dorm” – turns 60, Belgrade 2.0 reports and posts some pictures and video.

Serbia, Kosovo: War Reporting

From the Frontline posts a story of how a cell phone and a roll of Deutschmarks saved a reporter's life in the village of Prekaz, Kosovo.

Russia: Grozny Photos

Six photos from Grozny, Chechnya, by LJ user remetalk (award-winning photographer Sergei Maximishin,

Russia, Kazakhstan: Baikonur

Russia may “decamp” from Baikonur, “the Russian Cape Canaveral,” The Lede (the New York Times) reports.

Online Obama campaign splits Ethiopian bloggers

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...

Sea turtle conservation in Republic of Congo

Congopages writes about local efforts to protect endangered sea turtles [Fr].

Mugabe criticized because he endangered White interests

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...

Indonesia Lifts Ban on YouTube

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

India: Bride's side

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

India: Nizam of Hyderabad

HelloJi on the Nizam of Hyderabad in India who made it to the Forbes’ All Time Wealthiest list.

Nepal: Elections and after

The elections are over, and the results are out – but the political play has just about started. More at Nepali Netbook.

Bangladesh: Trade unions and the industry

imperfect world 2008 on the suspension of trade union rights and if it's affected the garment industry.

Haiti: PM Fired in No Confidence Vote

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...

Colombia: Affects of the “Frozen” Free-Trade Agreement

Liberal Colombiano [es] provides some thoughts on what the US Democrats could lose by “freezing” the Free Trade Agreement with Colombia and what Colombians could miss out on because of...

Bahamas: For Shame?

“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

Trinidad & Tobago: Walking Around Town

Trindadian blogger Andre Bagoo and his trusty camera go for a morning walk around Port of Spain – flickr photoset here.

Barbados: Thoughts on Zimbabwe

“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.

Barbados: Keith Barker Passes

Barbados Free Press acknowledges the passing of a “cricket legend”.

Jamaica: Telephone Pole

How many guys does it take to fix a broken telephone pole? Montego Bay Day By Day knows…

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