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15 July 2008

Stories from 15 July 2008

Ukraine, Russia: Yushchenko and Litvinenko

Taras Kuzio believes that “the connections between the Yushchenko’s poisoning and Litvinenko’s murder are closer than at first seems.”

Ukraine: Kryvorizhstal

Ukrainiana writes on whether Arcelor Mittal Steel's Kryvorizhstal is to change hands again.

CEE: World's Youngest Leaders List

Veni Markovski writes about CEE individuals who've made it on the World’s 10 Youngest Leaders list of the Foreign Affairs Magazine: Bulgarian PM Sergei Stanishev, Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski, Russian...

Uganda: (No longer) lost in translation

The majority of Ugandan bloggers have yet to write in languages other than English, perhaps because over 50 different indigenous languages are spoken in the country. Over the last year,...

Balkans, U.S.: Goran Bregovic in NYC

Veni Markovksi posts pictures and writes at length about Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra's concerts in New York City.

Transnistria: Voices of Tiraspol

In recent years, it seems like a solution to Moldova's long-unresolved secessionist conflict is always being forecast but never quite materializes. Meanwhile, the people who live in the unrecognized Transnistria...

Iran:Front Page of 50 Banned Journals

In Gavras, an Iranian blog, we can discover the front page of more than 50 journals and magazines that have been banned and shutdown in recent years in Iran.

China: Locking down IDC server rooms for the Olympics

Have you been to Beijing lately? For those making their first trip for the Olympics, there's lots that's going to impress. What you won't see, however, is just as telling.

Russia: One Year Sentence for Blog Comment

On July 7, Savva Terentyev, 22, a Russian blogger and musician, received a one-year suspended jail sentence for a comment he posted on Feb. 15, 2007, on the blog of...

Dominica: Local Food Alternatives

Danielle Edwards, guest blogging at Dominican Weekly, says that “we should all make the effort to resist rising food prices by being more innovative with our meals.”

Barbados, U.S.A.: Controversial Cartoon

Barbadian blogger Cheese-on-bread! comments on the controversial cover of The New Yorker: “Some people are really scared Obama is going to be the 43rd President of the United States…”

Guyana: Summer Time?

Guyana-Gyal notices some strange weather patterns at work in her neck of the woods…

East Timor: Teachers protest and get a pay rise

Moriae [pt] celebrates the local teachers’ victory after a manifestation over pay rise in East Timor. They used to be paid less than Portuguese teachers working in the country.

Bhutan: Making money

Freedom in Bhutan on the lack of transparency in governance and how politicians make money.

Pakistan: Public sector employment

Five Rupees on the government's ban on public sector employment in Pakistan.

Pakistan: Politics in Dubai

All Things Pakistan wonders if Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is the new political centre for Pakistan.

Nepal: Political intrigue

Nepali Netbook sums up the political events of the last few weeks in the country – as ‘wackiest’ ever in Nepali politics.

Angola: The 16 year Parliament legislature finishes today

“In 1992 the Angolans went for the first to the polls. No one imagined that Parliament which resulted of those elections would have a 16 year legislature, the longest of...

D.R. of Congo: Dysfunctional Justice

More than a year after his colleague at the Radio Okapi Serge Maheshe was murdered, Cédric Kalonji [Fr] says that one of the alleged perpetrators fled the prison in Bukavu....

Armenia: Relations With Turkey

The Armenian Observer comments on new moves to promote dialogue with Turkey. The two countries have no diplomatic relations and the border remains closed. However, the blog notes that the...

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