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11 September 2008

Stories from 11 September 2008

Russia: Washington Post's Coverage

The Ivanov Report dissects the Washington Post's recent coverage of Russia: “What was somewhat surprising, though, was the level of the Post's attention to the topic: between August 9 and...

Lebanon: The Assassination's Echo

Mr Saleh Aridi was about to drive his car when a bomb planted under the driver-seat went off, killing him on the spot. Mr Aridi a well known top adviser...

UAE: Iran Quake's Tremors Felt in Dubai

Tremors from an earthquake in nearby Iran were felt in Dubai and other parts of the UAE, sending thousands of office workers and residents to the streets as high-rise buildings...

Russia: Personal Responsibility

Estonian blogger Flasher T of AnTyx writes this in response to a post about Russia by the Economist's Edward Lucas: “I am disappointed in Edward Lucas for perpetuating this intellectual...

Russia: The Economist's Debate

Vilhelm Konnander and Wu Wei weigh in on the debate on Russia vs. the West currently taking place on the Economist's website.

Russia: Life on an Oil Drilling Platform

White Sun of the Desert blogs – here and here – about life on an oil drilling platform 15 km off Sakhalin Island.

Russia: Pipeline “Victory”

Window on Eurasia writes about Russia's “major victory on pipelines”: “[…] the Russian government will now have full and uncontested control over pipelines between the Caspian basin and the West...

Russia: Thoughts on Magomed Yevloev's Murder

Window on Eurasia discusses a recent piece on Magomed Yevloev's murder: “Moreover, the West […] is too focused on talking to Moscow ‘about the interpretation of the third paragraph of...

Bolivia: Unlikely Tie on the Road Against Brazil

Hugo Miranda celebrates the unlikely 0-0 tie achieved by the Bolivian National football team against Brazil [es] in Rio de Janeiro for World Cup qualifiers.

Mozambique: Is corruption the best place to stand and fight?

After a long period of debate on donor cuts to Mozambican State Budget, Joe Hanlon, a British scholar joins the debate to comment on the Mozambican government positions. In his...

Sierra Leone: Movie Stars Wanted

Wanted in Sierra Leone: Movie Stars!, “The search for new movie stars has kicked off in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown last weekend. The programme dubbed “The Next Movie Star” aims...

South Africa: DRC Band Rocks Highway Africa 2008

A musical treat from the Democratic Republic of Congo at Highway Africa 2008 in South Africa: “Participants at the 12th Highway Africa conference in South Africa were mesmerized as Afro...

Malawi: Connecting Rural Communities

Victor Kaonga asks, “Will Malawi connects rural communities?”: “As Malawi held the 3rd Africa’s leading ICT forum last week, it was probably a good time to let the country look...

Slovenia: Janez Janša and Magnus Berglund

Borut Peterlin thinks that Finnish journalist Magnus Berglund should be awarded “a Slovenian national medal of honor” for making public PM Janez Janša's graft allegations. There's even a Facebook group...

Ghana: Ghana Elections 2008

Latest news about Ghana elections 2008: “Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, flagbearer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has stated that he would institute pension scheme for farmers should he...

The Balkans: Food

Dr. Filomena posts pictures and writes about the wonderful culinary dimension of travel to Slovenia's “southern cousins” in “the ex Yugoslav republics and autonomous provinces.”

Belarus: Travel Programs for Chernobyl Kids Halted

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe reports that recreational travel abroad for Belarus’ “Chernobyl children” was halted by the state, after a 16-year-old participant of a summer program had refused to return...

Ukraine: Museums and Embroidery

MoldovAnn visits a few folk arts museums and tries her hand at Ukrainian traditional embroidery.

Ukraine: “Annual Political Crisis”

“Ukraine is reenacting its annual political crisis,” wrote Vitaliy of The 8th Circle a week ago in a post explaining what's happened and is likely to happen next in Kyiv....

Serbia: Radical Party

A Fistful of Euros writes about Serbia’s Radical Party, which seems to be “breaking up”: “What makes the Radicals different from, say, “Attack” in Bulgaria or Vadim Tudor’s Greater Romania...

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