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20 August 2008

Stories from 20 August 2008

Cote d'Ivoire: Didier Drogba's autobiography

Théophile Kouamouo [Fr] reviews C'était pas gagné , an autobiography of Ivoirian football star, Didier Drogba.

Nicaragua: Otakus, the Community of Fans of Anime

Nimrod of Y ahora ¿de qué vamos a hablar? [es] thinks that the recent article in La Prensa is a positive step forward for the growth of the community of...

Bolivia: Bloguivianos 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

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...

Maldives: The real concern

“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...

Pakistan: Fighting economic downfall

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...

Morocco: Early in Oued Mgatel

French transplant to Morocco Près du puits explains why she's always an hour early in her small town of Oued Mgatel.

Angola: Electoral campaign fails to excite voters

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...

Jordan: Olympic Art

Jordanian blogger Roba shares with us some Olympics art in this post dedicated to ‘colour lovers.’

Iran: Iran bans a top actress from leaving for Hollywood

Golshifteh Farahani, an Iranian actress who recently palyed in Ridley Scott's latest movie “Body of Lies”, was banned from leaving Iran. Iranian blogger, Atighe says[Fa] that she is our national...

Kuwait: The Ugliest House Ever

Kuwaiti blogger Z District announced that he has found the ugliest house in Kuwait – and posts pictures to prove it.

Jordan: 100,000 Bloggers on Jeeran

Arabic blogging platform Jeeran [Ar] announced that there were 100,000 blogs affiliated to it. The post also claims that 70 per cent of Egyptian bloggers use Jeeran to blog.

India: Matchmaker of the outsourcing industry

A Time to Reflect bumps into a marriage portal for the Indian BPOs (business process outsourcing employees), ‘a place to find your BPO soulmate'?

Bangladesh: Where is the gold medalist?

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...

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...

Kenya: Report on post-election violence

Kenyan Pundit posts the report on post-election violence in Kenya.

Uganda: Disappointed with the president

Gay Uganda is disappointed with the Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, for supporting the Church of Uganda's crusade against homosexuality.

Cameroon: The story of Francoise Mbango Etone

Angler's Rest favorite story from the Olympics is Francoise Mbango Etone, the Cameroonian winner of the gold medal in the women’s triple jump.

Morocco: Mourning Darwish

Laila Lalami laments the passing of Mahmoud Darwish, and a missed opportunity to hear him read.

Morocco: Noor vs. The Olympics

BensoBlog v2.0 [fr] jokes about how the television show Noor has surpassed the Olympics in popularity.

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