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28 August 2008

Stories from 28 August 2008

Cape Verde: Blogger takes picture of filthy hospital lavatory

De Olho na Praia [pt] publishes a picture the blogger took showing the unclean conditions of the washing room at the Praia Central Hospital, in the capital of Cape Verde.

Iraq: “Egyptians Recruited to Iraq”

“According to Egyptian website Al-Mesryoon, last two months there was a campaign in America to recruit Egyptians as interpreters in the American forces and to be sent to Iraq. The...

Iraq: Selling Fuel in Baghdad

“The gas and the fuel for cars has always been a problem for Iraqis inside Iraq, the irony that Iraq has one of the worlds largest reservoirs of oil is...

Bahrain: Bogus Degrees

Bogus degrees? Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif exposes those who helped themselves to some.

Jordan: Variety Show

7iber, from Jordan, details a cultural variety show with a difference in this post.

Tunisia: Eleven Minutes

“Another Paulo Coelho book that I've read recently and that I've been meaning to write about is ‘Eleven Minutes’. The book is pretty different from the other books I've read...

Dubai: Nugget full of Bone

Writing in Dubai Consumer Mirror, moryarti found a bone in a KFC nugget.

Brazil: Digital TV with Digital Rights Managements

Sérgio Amadeu [pt] has just learned that the Brazilian National Standards Organization is considering to have Digital TV setup boxes with DRM (Digital Rights Managements). “It is unfortunate that such...

Georgia, Russia, Serbia: The Use (or Abuse) of Some Historical Facts?

Serbian bloggers follow closely the situation in the Caucasus region. Many of them compared and analyzed the Kosovo issue and the newest opportunities in South Ossetia. Some of them were...

Brazil: I want to live in Second Life

Wanderley Filho [pt] compares, ironically, Brazilian politicians achievements to life on Second Life: a parallel world. “The election air time on TV is a balm to comfort those citizens who...

Guinea-Bissau: Travel Pictures

Attending requests, Brigida Rocha Brito [pt] publishes some pictures of Forest of Cantanhez, Tombali region in southern Guinea-Bissau, towards Guiné Conacri borders, and promises more soon. “Next there will be...

Bahrain: The high cost of Ramadan

Bahraini blogger Yagoob describes the effect of inflation on the holy month of Ramadan.

Angola: Media shut up – again?

Eugénio Costa Almeida [pt] is again puzzled by the disappearence of another news portal in Angola, Correio Digital, which displays a “temporarily suspended” error: “What is going on? And this...

Saudi Arabia: Growing fewer dates

Saudi Jeans tells us about date-growing in Saudi Arabia: “Growing dates has become a dying profession.”

Bahrain: Fifth of population living in poverty

Bahraini blogger Mahmood reports that 20 per cent of Bahrainis are living below the poverty line.

Western Sahara: Goodbye Peter Van Walsum

Western Sahara Info reports that the mandate of Peter Van Walsum, personal envoy of the UN secretary-general for Western Sahara, has not been renewed.

Moroccans at the Paralympics

The View from Fez informs us that Morocco will send 18 athletes to the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. The delegation is comprised of 14 runners, 4 weightlifters, and 12 officials.

Kenya: Reproductive Rights Bill Sparks Abortion Debate

A bill proposed by Kenyan women's rights groups, which would make it easier to have an abortion, has re-sparked the debate about legalizing abortion. The procedure is currently illegal in...

Pakistan: Women and Sports

Degrowchyowl has an insightful post on sports and women in the context of Islam.

Pakistan: Applying for NICOP

All Things Pakistan on the experience of applying for a NICOP (National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis) card online.

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