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9 September 2008

Stories from 9 September 2008

Angola: Chaos and hopes mark first election in 16 years

"I waited for this day with great anxiety and curiosity because I knew it was a special day for Angola and Angolans. For many years our daily lives had been...

Caribbean: Ike Strikes

The 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season is not letting up. Beleaguered Caribbean islands like Cuba and Haiti barely had time to recover from the ravages of Hurricanes Gustav and Hanna when...

China: Free market economists urge post-Olympics social and political reforms

The huge economic strides China has taken over the past thirty years was one of the main themes in Olympics coverage; now that foreigners and their media have stopped gawking...

South Africa: Digital Media Business Model

Nic posts slides of his presentation at Highway Africa 2008 in South Africa titled “Digital Media Business Model.”

Morocco: Understanding Mohammed Raji's Sentence

Less than a year ago, Global Voices noted Morocco as the “liveliest free speech zone in Muslim North Africa.” And yet, journalists are all too frequently fined or arrested, and...

North Cyprus: The Opera Comes to Town

“One thing that's definitely in short supply here in North Cyprus is opera, so I'm thrilled that no less than 21 opera stars are performing in Kyrenia on September 14th,”...

China: Communication Style

Joel from Fool's mountain is collecting feedback from Chinese readers on this description a typical Chinese communication style. The blogger has posted a list of assumptions for further discussion.

China: The Mummy 3

Many Chinese are angry about the Mummy3 and find the movie insulting Chinese people. More from Chinasmack.

China: “Human flesh searches” have no original sin

David Bandurski from China media project translated some local newspapers discussion against the criminalization of “human flesh searches”.

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Olympic Party

“September is the month for celebration as athletes from Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica return home from the Beijing Olympics”: Caribbean Beat Blog wants to get the party started!

Trinidad & Tobago: Ole Time Wedding

Onika Henry at Discover T&T Blog attends the Tobago Heritage Festival and writes an interesting post on the re-enactment of the Tobago Ole Time Wedding. Photos make you feel as...

Barbados: Oil Prices

As world oil prices fall, Barbados Undergound wonders why the reduction is not reflected in prices at the pump.

Saudi Arabia: Is wearing nail polish permitted in Islam?

American Bedu has learnt than many Muslim women do not wear nail polish for religious reasons. Find out why here.

Saudi Arabia: No addresses, just directions

Stranger in this Dunya complains that no one in Saudi Arabia seems to use addresses: “Directions will more like: ‘We are on Takhasussi street, just after the Riyadh Bank and...

Saudi Arabia: Human rights on the syllabus

Crossroads Arabia comments on a report that Saudi Arabia may introduce human rights on the syllabus for law students: “As well as teaching what are deemed to be the ‘Universal...

Jamaica, Guyana: New Publishing House?

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp reports that “as publishing opportunities for Caribbean writers continue to shrink…Derek Walcott, David Dabydeen, and Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo have agreed to pursue the development of...

Africa: Real Nominations at Big Brother Africa III

Wanjiku discusses Big Brother Africa III: “Shock of all shocks Morris nominated Thami! One would think there was some sort of eviction brotherhood when they found themselves played together by...

South Africa: Open Source Newspaper

PV posts the third edition of Open Source newspaper, which covers Highway Conference 2008 Grahamstown, South Africa.

Colombia: Documentary of Massacre by Paramilitary Groups

La Guayabita [es] transcribes a documentary on the murder of 40 people in February 2000 in El Salado, in the region of Bolívar, Colombia, by the paramilitary groups. In the...

El Salvador: Will There Be a Presidential Debate?

Hunnapuh [es] wonders whether ARENA presidential candidate Rodrigo Ávila will participate in a presidential debate in El Salvador before the elections, especially since many of his predecessors did not.

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