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30 May 2008

Stories from 30 May 2008

Colombia: FARC Leader “Sureshot” is Confirmed Dead

After countless false claims of the death of the FARC's top leader Manuel Marulanda Vélez aka "Sureshot," the Colombian government confirmed that he passed away in March of natural causes....

Mozambique: The rice and our independende

Elísio Macamo [pt] reacts to the Japanese pledge to help Africa double rice production within 10 years, during the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) held in Yokohama. “After...

Georgia: Opposition Protests

Following the recent parliamentary election in the country, Resistance Georgia has posted photographs of the protest demonstrations which followed the landslide win for the ruling government party. The pro-opposition blog...

Brazil: Struggling to deliver the deeper messages

“It's incredibly interesting to see how differently the same event can be reported. That was certainly the case last week when the Indians gathered to protest the building of dams...

Armenia: Last Bell

Kyle's Journey in Armenia, a Peace Corps Blog, reports on the end of the school year in Armenia. The Last Bell is quite an occasion for graduates of 11th form...

Armenia: Diaspora Fatigue

Life in Armenia, a blog run by ethnic Armenians from the Diaspora resident in the country, says that the number of tourists and volunteers visiting Armenia might be dropping following...

Bangladesh: Agriculture and Technology

End Poverty In South Asia asks if investments in agricultural technology by themselves be sufficient to ensure rural poverty reduction.

Nepal: Improving the economy

Nepal Monitor on the possible strategies to revive Nepal's economy.

Bangladesh: Coping with price rise

Unheard Voices has a series of posts on how communities in poverty-struck areas are coping with increasing prices and government apathy.

Peru: Café Tacuba in Lima

Laslo Rojas of Sintonizando [es] posts videos and photos of the recent concert by the Mexican band Café Tacuba in Lima, Peru.

Myanmar: Inadequate aid

Penguin Blog uploads an article by American journalist Emma Larkin who has a first-hand account of the cyclone disaster in Myanmar. Larkin notes the small aid reaching the Burmese: ”...

Thailand: Websites closed for “talking” about monarchy

Absolutely Thailand writes that the Asian Human Rights Commission has received information that two websites were illegally blocked while 29 sites face closure in Thailand for allowing an open-forum discussion...

Singapore blogger dares Lee Kuan Yew to sue him

Blogger Gopalan Nair dares Singapore leader Lee Kuan Yew to sue him. IZ Reloaded thinks it could be “the most daring or foolish act ever in the history of the...

Bomb blast in southern Philippines

Aspiring citizen journalist All about the filth went immediately to the scene of a bomb blast outside a military base in southern Philippines

Urbanisation in Southeast Asia

Scholar and blogger Alvin Lim tackles the phenomenon of “urbanisation without industrialisation” in Southeast Asia.

Connecting Cambodian bloggers

Clogger Corner attracts Cambodia bloggers, or preferably known as Cloggers.

Bahrain: Car Respect

From Bahrain, Flymenian writes about superficial people judge people based on the value of cars they drive.

Egypt: On the Hijab

Egyptian Arima shares her ideas on a controversial post on the Islamic headscarf worn by women.

Egypt: Styill Building Pyramids

Tom Gara says the Egyptians are continuing to build pyramids – in this sarcastic post.

Kazakhstan: Politics and Tractors

These weeks the bloggers have been chewing upon traditionally prominent topics on the Kazakhstani blogosphere — politics and economy. Megakhuimyak says [ru] – “without aspiration to make a global-scale conclusion”...

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