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21 April 2008

Stories from 21 April 2008

Uzbekistan, Ukraine: Tashkent Blacksmith and His Children

A monument to an Uzbek family that adopted 15 children during WWII has recently been dismantled in Tashkent. Below is a Ukrainian blogger's moving story of how her father helped...

Lebanon: Valet Parking

Valet parking provides a luxury service and VIP treatment for customers. This is not so in Lebanon any more, where the practice has become so widespread that it is found...

Egypt: Blogger Sharqawi Released

Egypt: Disappearing People

Michaelitoo compiles a post about Egyptians who have gone missing, for their religious and political beliefs, in this article Tarek Amr translates from Arabic.

Armenia: New Government?

Zimbabwe: Who wants to be the president of this country?

Nepal: Elections and after

Bhutan: A changing map

Sri Lanka: Rice crisis

Pakistan: Held by the Taliban

Paraguay: Ex-Bishop Becomes Next President

Paraguay went to the polls to elect its next president on April 20th. Gathering nearly 41% of the vote was the former Roman Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo. His victory ends...

Kyrgyzstan: Time to Solve Problems

The first week of April started with the ambiguous opinions of Kyrgyz bloggers about the Marie Claire magazine article by American journalist Erin Finnerty with photography by Rena Effendi and...

Olympic torch relay in Southeast Asia

The Olympic Torch has landed in the Southeast Asian region. Bloggers describe how ordinary people, protesters, police forces, sports enthusiasts and politicians are reacting to the arrival of the Olympic...

Kenya/Nigeria/South Africa: Top Visited Sites

Egypt: Handcuffed Patients

Egypt: Food Prices More than Double

Mozambique: Connecting to the mobile web

Bahrain: Can't Spell New York

Egypt: Dairy Workers Stage Sit-In

South Africa: Webby Award for Thought Leader