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28 July 2008

Stories from 28 July 2008

Palestine: Pregnant woman shot

The Palestine Video Blog shares a video about a pregnant woman who was shot by Israeli soldiers in Nablus. (Warning: Graphic images)

Morocco: Where's the tuna?

Margot the Marrakesh Mystic explains why Morocco is experiencing a shortage of canned tuna.

Brazil: A topless protest in Rio downtown

Walter Valdevino posts pictures at Nova Corja [pt] of an unusual protest in Brazil, when a 28 year old artist protested going topless in the centre of Rio de Janeiro...

Cuba: July 26th

This past weekend, on July 26th, Cuba marked the 55th anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Barracks in Santiago that came to be recognised as the start of the...

Brazil: Blogosphere makes it to the cinema

“The blogosphere made it to the Brazilian cinema. Murilo Salles’ film “A Proper Name“ [pt] brings a blog, by Clara Averbuck [pt], to the movie theater. There are reviews of...

Morocco: Analyzing Obama

Moroccan expat Ibn Kafka [fr] remarks on which Muslims U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama will have his photograph taken with.

A Syrian in Dubai

Dispatches from … the pReSeNt, a Syrian blogger living in the UAE, shares tales of living in Dubai.

Syria: Why plastic surgery?

Maysaloon expresses frustration at the desire amongst some Arabs to have plastic surgery, saying, “Not only do they wish to live like people in the West but they are desperate...

Israel: Kuntar, Up Close and Personal

From Israel, Judy Lash Balint posts an email she received from Yakov Marks, who reveals he knows Lebanese Samir Kuntar, who was released by Israel.

Morocco: Saying Goodbye to Youssef Chahine

Moroccan blogger cinema and movies bids adieu to legendary Egyptian director Youssef Chahine.

Saudi Arabia: 5,000 Saudis in Dubai

Saudi Jeans is surprised there are 5,000 Saudis living in nearby Dubai, UAE. Click on the link to read why many people find living in Dubai lucrative.

Morocco: Rural Life

PRÈS DU PUITS, a French transplant to rural Morocco, blogs about ten things that would make her family's life in Ouled Mgatel, a village outside of Fez, easier. The list...

Guyana, Bahamas: Carifesta Contingent

Signifyin’ Guyana is concerned about the level of regional participation in the upcoming Carifesta celebrations in Georgetown.

Brazil: Who is behind the ‘Cybercrimes Bill'?

Blog do Tião writes [Pt] about the companies and political groups behind Eduardo Azeredo, the Brazilian Senator that proposed a controversial Cybercrimes Bill that's being largely discussed in the Brazilian...

Trinidad & Tobago: Flambeaux

Trinidadian blogger Attillah Springer takes a walk through the Croisee a few days after a known drug dealer is killed: “The flambeaux extend much further than you would expect. Love...

Trinidad & Tobago: Remembering 1990

Trinidad and Tobago marked the 18th anniversary of the attempted coup yesterday. Club Soda and Salt says: “Another July 27th, another anniversary of the worst day in our nation’s history...

Africa: AfriGadget videos on Zoopy

AfriGadget videos are now on video sharing site, Zoopy: “Jason, and the team at Zoopy, has created a customized channel for us, that can be found at Zoopy.com/AfriGadget. They’ve been...

Barbados, Guyana: Guyanese Immigrants Shot

Following the shooting of two immigrants in Barbados, Living Guyana believes that Guyanese are being targeted, while Barbados Underground posts a statement from the Guyana Consul, which dismisses the notion...

Mozambique: Why our leaders never use our hospitals?

Custódio Duma [pt] comments on the news that Mozambique's Defence Minister Filipe Nyussi was evacuated to South Africa after having his arm injured in a traffic accident. “Last week I...

Ghana: Of goats and men

A photo of a typical Accra scene: “…is a car waiting for goats or sheep to cross. I don't think that is necessarily a reflection of the patience that Ghanaians...

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