22 October 2008

Stories from 22 October 2008

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

  22 October 2008

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 on Oct. 17 at the Russian-language blogosphere conference at Columbia University School of Journalism - "Russia Online: Mapping the Russian-Language Blogosphere and Participatory Internet."

Cape Verde: Crisis? What crisis?

  22 October 2008

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 crisis that has devastated the world. Even petrol prices, which were on the rise three weeks ago, have now been reduced.

Pakistan: The other face of Islamic banks

  22 October 2008

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 have to, to earn money in the name of Islam.”

Ghana: Presidential Candidate Wants Electoral Commission in Court

  22 October 2008

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 the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), is nursing a plan to drag Ghana's electoral body to court for “deliberately” refusing...

Nigeria: Web 2.0 Aggregator for Nigeria?

  22 October 2008

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 brought to the web space to date is Sturvs, Nigeria’s version of Digg. Thanks to sturvs, we now have a...

Blogging Rural Morocco: Peace Corps Volunteers

  22 October 2008

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 "blogoma," however, is that the majority of its adherents are clustered within major cities (Casablanca, Rabat, Fez) and abroad; little is blogged about the rural areas. That's where the Peace Corps and Fulbright bloggers come in; as many are stationed in remote areas of Morocco, they are able to paint a picture of the other side of life in the country.

Egypt: To Gold or Not To Gold

  22 October 2008

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 blogger describes what people in her country are doing with their hard earned savings.

Trinidad & Tobago: Higher Standards

  22 October 2008

“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 wolf, we have to start to give sexual consent to only to the Alpha Male and snarl and bite when...

Nepal: The ignored IDPs

  22 October 2008

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 Maoists) will ignore IDP rights for compensation and seeking justice for the crimes against them.

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

  22 October 2008

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 the Bush administration's goon, Gerard Latortue.”

India: First Mission to Moon

  22 October 2008

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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