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16 May 2008

Stories from 16 May 2008

Cape Verde: It is elections time

Abraão Vicente [pt] has a long and reflective post about the upcoming elections in Cape Town, which he iltustrated with a Gilbert & George pic. “I'm a little bit confused,...

China: Time to pray

‘Pray for the disaster victims, god bless China’ has been the main motif on many main Chinese blogging websites as the country moves past the hundredth hour of mourning, fund-raising...

Brazil: Rio carnival will have LGBT samba school

Arco-Íris de Amor [Love Raimbow], the first LGBT samba school, will parade Rio de Janeiro Carnival next year, according to Thiago Velloso [pt].

Egypt: Torture for Bloggers and Activists

Egyptian bloggers, cyberactivists and activists on the ground continue to pay the price for speaking up against the rising cost of living and calling for higher wages and a better...

Mozambique: In defense of native languages

Jorge Saiete [pt] is very disappointed that some people in Mozambique believe that native languages, such as Xangana, Xitswa, Ndau, Nhugwe, Macua, and Chuabo should be avoided and are often...

India: The cost of Terrorism

Rabble Rousing Random Ramblings on why terrorism has an financial cost associated with it.

India: Going to the US

Heartcrossings on the huge range of opportunities available to the youth in India, and why going to the US is no longer a big dream.

Pakistan: Vigilante justice

All Things Pakistan on the trend of vigilante justice in the country – with its horrible consequences.

Bangladesh: Child Labour

Unheard Voices on the increasing trend of child labour in Bangladesh.

Angola: On the standardization of the Portuguese language

Eugénio Costa Almeida [pt] breaks the news that the deal to standardize the Portuguese language in all countries was ratified in the Portuguese Parliament and within six years new spelling...

India: Dr Binayak Sen and the Government

Break All Chains on the case of Dr Binayak Sen, who is a public health specialist and currently jailed in India on charges of being associated with the Naxalite movement.

Zimbabwe: Taking your power back

Taking power back to the people in Zimbabwe: “As Zimbabweans, we also have to start taking our power – from the politicians and unelected ministers and military authorities who are...

Zimbabwe: E-Cards For Democracy

Online activism using e-cards in Zimbabwe: “Sokwanele will be releasing regular e-card designs in the days leading up to the run-off election, now scheduled for June 27. We’d like to...

Bahamas: Growing Rice?

Rick Lowe at says: “In The Bahamas there are concerns about running out of rice.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Hijacked for Water

“With cutlasses at their necks, truck drivers are being hijacked by desperate villagers to deliver water to certain parts of the country…”: Blogging from Trinidad & Tobago, thinks that...

Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica: Rice Row

Bajan Global Report says that Jamaica and Guyana have come to an agreement after their recent rice row.

Jamaica, Guyana: The Jaguar

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp posts a poem by Guyanese writer Abdhur-Rahman Slade Hopkinson.

Guyana: And The Winner Is…

Guyana-Gyal reveals the secret to winning and getting away with it.

Iran: Child Labor in Photos

Yazdnegar,Iranian blogger,has published several photos of working children in Yazd, a historic city,in Iran.

Iran:A Park just for women

Osyan,an Iran based blogger, informs [Fa] us a new park was inaugurated by Tehran's mayor office for women. The blogger says our city needs more recycling places/parks for garbages rather...

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