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15 April 2008

Stories from 15 April 2008

Ukraine: Kyiv Mayoral Election

Ukrainiana posts an update on the Kyiv mayoral election.

Ukraine: Senior Clergyman for Kyiv City Council

Steve Bandera of Kyiv Scoop reports on political aspirations of a senior Orthodox Christian clergyman. (Update – here.)

Russia: Yuri Gagarin

Soviet Russia posts commemorative videos of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space.

Moldova: “Random Musings”

Random Musings on a Moldovan Odyssey posts an extensive roundup on life in Moldova.

Hungary: Change in Attitudes; Change in Policies

Hungarian Spectrum writes about the changing attitudes of Hungarians – and about what may become the new government's program, once the new “minority” government is formed.

Egypt: Residential Independence

OTV is a private Egyptian satellite TV channel which has attracted the attention of its viewers from the day it was launched, thanks to its liberal approach, the issues it...

Tunisia: Al Radeyef Protests – When Bloggers Give a Voice to the Voiceless

With little to no coverage of the plight of thousands of people at the rich Phosphorous mines of Gafsa, Redyef and Oum el Arayess on mainstream media, Tunisian bloggers and...

D.R. of Congo: Fifth fatal crash in under a year, food prices the real disaster

News agencies are reporting that 75 were killed when a cargo plane crashed in Goma shortly after takeoff on Tuesday. Du Cabiau à Kinshasa reflects on how a plane crash...

Lebanon: Commemorating the Civil War

April 13 marked the 33rd anniversary of the beginning of the Lebanese civil war which ended, officially, in 1990. Lebanese, who are anxious that the violence may be renewed any...

Egypt: 631 Detainees in Mahalla

Ibn Al Dunya, from Egypt, says that more than 600 people were arrested in Mahalla in connection to the April 6 general strike and the unrest which followed. They include...

UAE: An Extra Pillow?

Want an extra pillow while staying at a posh hotel? Secret Dubai unveils why such a request may not be entertained at all times.

Morocco: Hands off my Muezzin!

Robin des Blogs received over a dozen comments on his post about a minister in the Moroccan government who has asked muezzins in mosques adjoining tourist areas not to do...

UAE: Thousands of Sites Blocked in New Crackdown

The UAE blogging community is slowly absorbing a new clampdown on the Internet, following the blocking of thousands of websites en masse after objections on their content. While some bloggers...

Bahamas: Outrage

The Bahamian woman “who was seized from the house she was living in by uniformed policemen who would not allow her to put on any clothes and who was detained...

Zimbabwe: Bread and Roses

Comrade Fatso is a blogger as well as a musician in Zimbabwe. Listen to his song, Bread and Roses: “The hit song from Comrade Fatso and Chabvondoka's new album, House...

Uganda: When taxi drivers went on strike…

When taxi drivers in Uganda went on strike:”I get into another taxi a couple of hours later and brave the town. I say brave because the taxi drivers are on...

Iran: Iranians favor direct talks with USA

Homeyra informs us that according to World Public Opinion,”Iranians favor direct talks with US on shared issues, mutual access for journalists and more trade.”

D.R of Congo: A new partnership to end violence

Global efforts to end rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the global movement to end violence against women and girls known as...

Zimbabwe: Operation Mavhoterapapi

Victims of Operation Mavhoterapapi in Zimbabwe: “It has been reported that a teacher in Mudzi has also been murdered and 8 women have been abducted. We are awaiting verification of...

Zimbabwe: Boycott Independence celebrations

Should Zimbabweans boycott Independence celebrations?: “A young man has written to Kubatana asking us to forward his “plea” to people to boycott the Independence celebrations even if they want to...

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