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22 October 2008

Stories from 22 October 2008

Egypt: Laila Echoes Reverberate in the Land of the Nile

In its third year, the Kolena Laila (We Are All Laila) campaign took a different turn, reaching out to women with no access to the Internet and giving them a...

Russia, U.S.: LJ User Drugoi in NYC

LJ user drugoi, one of the most popular and prolific Russian bloggers, shares his wonderful photos of New York City - and his thoughts on some of the issues discussed...

Cape Verde: Crisis? What crisis?

After questioning the reasons for a recent wave of prices rise in Cape Verde, bloggers were surprised last week at the news that the country is immune to the economic...

Pakistan: The other face of Islamic banks

Mohammad Yusha at Chowrangi questions the operation of Islamic banks in Pakistan: “Are these banks Islamic? Not even close. These wolves in sheep clothing will suck your blood if they...

Ghana: Presidential Candidate Wants Electoral Commission in Court

The Electoral Commission in Ghana is accused of disqualifying a presidential candidate: “[H]aving failed to successfully filed his nomination forms to contest the December elections, Mr. Dan Lartey, flag-bearer of...

Nigeria: Web 2.0 Aggregator for Nigeria?

Loy asks, “Isn't it time for a Wb 2.0 aggregator for Nigeria”: I think I won’t be wrong to say that the only web 2.0 technology that Nigeria has ever...

Bangladesh: Protecting dolphins

Black And Gray tells the story of the struggle for a protected area in the Sundarbans for Bangladesh’s threatened dolphins.

Colombia: Indigenous Protests and Murders Under Media Blackout

Indigenous groups in the Cauca region of Colombia have been marching and protesting their way to Cali, one of the countries larger cities. Accusations of government fire weapon usage against...

Blogging Rural Morocco: Peace Corps Volunteers

Morocco has an active and healthy blogosphere. Bloggers write in Arabic, French, English, Spanish, and Amazigh, covering a wide range of topics and issues. The one negative about the Moroccan...

Egypt: To Gold or Not To Gold

It seems that the financial crisis rocking the US markets is hurting people everywhere - even the daily decisions of laymen and people who do not own businesses. One Egyptian...

Syria: Farewell Om Abed

Syrian Mariyah mourns the death of Om Abed – a neighbour and family friend – in this touching post.

Egypt: Dying Fish at Marsa Matrouh

Egyptian Zeinobia reports on an environmental catastrophe is Marsa Matrouh and the North Coast

Jordan: The Fall and Rise of Rainbow Street

Jordanian Roba Al Assi overheard this conversation at her office – about the rise and fall of Rainbow Street.

Jordan: Black is the Colour

From Jordan, Mai Al Shareef [Ar] argues that black is the best colour for the Islamic veil worn by women.

Jordan: Time and Facebook

On the power of Facebook, Loza, from Amman, Jordan, shares this video.

Palestine: Why are Palestinians Destined to be Occupied?

Palestinian Iman remarks: “Reading Zait o Za3tar’s comment kinda makes me wonder why some (i.e., Palestinians) were destined to be occupied, oppressed, humiliated  …”

Trinidad & Tobago: Higher Standards

“When a few stupid women lower their standards, we all suffer…It’s time we learn from our animal friends and reclaim the power nature entrusted to us. Like the Alpha female...

Nepal: The ignored IDPs

Rakesh Ranjan writes in Nepal in Peace that the IDPs (internally displaced people) in Nepal are ignored in the peace process. In his opinion, amnesties to armed combatants (such as...

Haiti, U.S.A.: Powell's Edorsement

Far from being impressed by Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama, The Haitian Blogger says: “In Haiti, Powell was the ‘Head Negro in Charge’ of dismantling Haiti's democracy and installing...

India: First Mission to Moon

India’s first unmanned moon spacecraft Chandrayaan-1, was successfully put into initial orbit today morning. TechBanyan posts pictures and videos of the launch of the PSLV-C11, which carried the Chandrayaan-1.

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