Stories from 29 August 2008
Jillian posts a map of contents of Africa showing the way the rest of the world sees Africa.
With the tenth Caribbean Festival of Arts -- Carifesta X -- under way in Guyana, bloggers comment on the massive event, its problems and highlights, the politics of art and also the art of politics.
Archuk's blog criticizes the first president of the Republic of Armenia and radical opposition leader, Levon Ter-Petrossian, for claiming that the Russian invasion of Georgia was justifiable in order to prevent “Genocide.”
As flooding plagues parts of Trinidad and Tobago, Jeremy Taylor says: “It’s odd that a country with a TT$45 billion budget, and a desire to become a ‘developed nation’ by 2020, can’t figure out how to fix its drains.” Jumbie's Watch posts photos.
The Guyanese blogosphere is rejoicing over news that security forces have killed country's most feared criminal, Rondell ‘Fineman’ Rawlins, who was wanted for a series of massacres.
Vexed Bermoothes weighs in on the call by Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister for regional territories to move towards economic and political integration: “My advice to Bermuda: stay out of it. As a community, we treasure our cultural and family links to the Caribbean. But there’s little benefit to us...
Barbados Underground says that Barack Obama “delivered a high impact speech” at the Democratic National Convention, while Bajan Global Report refers to a story that claims Barbados’ Prime Minister “is…the only high ranking Caribbean official invited to witness the historic first embrace of an African-American as Presidential candidate for a...
Bilguun says that with 2 golds and 2 silvers, the 2008 Olympics is Mongolia's most successful participation so far.
Elena uploaded other photos of the Boeing-737 that crashed shortly after takeoff from Bishkek airport, leaving more than 60 people dead.
Marat provides some figures on the number of children that have been born outside of wedlock in Kazakhstan in recent years.
Patrick Frost reflects on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization 2008 summit that takes place these days in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
Joshua Foust reports on the UN investigation that has released its findings about the bombing incident in Shindand, Afghanistan.
Joshua Foust reviews the media coverage regarding June’s massive prison break in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and how it is effecting attitudes toward the government.
Azar Balkhi says that child sexual abuse is becoming a disturbing widespread reality in Afghanistan, where traditionally the victim is the one to take the punishment, not the rapist.
Scribblings of the Metropolitician found it hard to believe that the South Korean government could demolish the old city hall building without much public consultation and debate.
Ryoko from Pingmag interviews Kanako Yaguchi, who brings the art of classic cutting paper techniques to textile and clothing designs.
Contenidos Locales [es] covers the recent publication by Jacqueline Gonzalez from the Chilean city of Valparaíso, who writes about the trolley bus that has been running since the 1950s.
C. W. Hayford from Chinese History group blog goes into various literature sources for discussing the “Chinese character” in relation to “face” and “lie”. It gives some background about the various Olympic “lies” happened.
Zhaomu re-posted a forum article which calculated the cost of a gold medal exemplified by the Olympic shooting team. It is estimated that a gold medal costs between RMB30 – 80 millions (around US4.5 – 10 million).
Costa Rican president Oscar Arias asked Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama to postpone a private visit to the country, citing that Arias won't be in the country to receive him. However, many bloggers believe that the request coincided with a planned official visit from Chinese President Hu Jintao.