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20 August 2008

Stories from 20 August 2008

Bolivia: Bloguivianos 2008

  20 August 2008

The 2008 version of the national bloggers conference called “Bloguivianos [es]” will be held in La Paz and El Alto, Bolivia on August 29 and 30.

Bolivia: No Strike in Yapacani

  20 August 2008

The blogger Idolo from Yapacani, a province in the department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia writes that “there is no stike here [es]” and that the majority of his town did not join the strike called by the president of the civic commitee in support of civic leaders of the departmental...

Maldives: The real concern

  20 August 2008

“A few millimeter rise in sea level could submerge most of Maldives,” and yet “Maldives has become a political battleground for it’s parties. Everyone is busy playing their part in this battle. No one is concerned about anything else.” complains Naxeem in the post ‘Save Maldives today‘.

Pakistan: Fighting economic downfall

  20 August 2008

The Fiscal year 2007-08 saw a economic downfall in Pakistan including a double figure inflation rate. In Chowrangi blog Ambreen Kazmi has some suggestions for the government showing how to counter all these challenges.

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Angola: Electoral campaign fails to excite voters

  20 August 2008

After 16 years without the right to vote, Angolans have been savouring the taste of the election campaign for almost a month now. Contrary to expectations, there is a lukewarm atmosphere around the capital Luanda. Clara Onofre shows why electors are not impressed.

Bangladesh: Where is the gold medalist?

  20 August 2008

In the 2002 Commonwealth Games in shooting category, this years Beijing Olympic gold medal winner Abhinav Bindra of India won the silver medal and Asif Hossain Khan from Bangladesh won the gold. “Where was Asif in Beijing?” asks Mezba and finds out the sad truth.

Kuwait: Why People Neglect Each Other?

Fajr Al Layaly from Kuwait wonders why people neglect each other. “It is an amazing thing what neglect does to people..You know when you see those couples or in families you see people being nasty to one another. I always used to wonder why?” she writes.

Morocco: Tragedy Strikes

The View From Fez reports the tragic story of a family that drowned near Tangier, Morocco last week. The accident occurred when two young girls were playing near the dam and were sucked in. Three family members who tried to rescue them also drowned.

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