Stories from 20 August 2008
Théophile Kouamouo [Fr] reviews C'était pas gagné , an autobiography of Ivoirian football star, Didier Drogba.
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 fans of Anime called “Otakus” in Nicaragua.
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.
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...
“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‘.
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.
French transplant to Morocco Près du puits explains why she's always an hour early in her small town of Oued Mgatel.
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.
Jordanian blogger Roba shares with us some Olympics art in this post dedicated to ‘colour lovers.’
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 pride.[Update: She left Iran in early October to present the film in New York. Watch her photos]
Kuwaiti blogger Z District announced that he has found the ugliest house in Kuwait – and posts pictures to prove it.
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.
A Time to Reflect bumps into a marriage portal for the Indian BPOs (business process outsourcing employees), ‘a place to find your BPO soulmate'?
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.
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.
Kenyan Pundit posts the report on post-election violence in Kenya.
Gay Uganda is disappointed with the Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, for supporting the Church of Uganda's crusade against homosexuality.
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.
Laila Lalami laments the passing of Mahmoud Darwish, and a missed opportunity to hear him read.
BensoBlog v2.0 [fr] jokes about how the television show Noor has surpassed the Olympics in popularity.
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.