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28 October 2008

Stories from 28 October 2008

Angola: On the mermaid Kianda and other mythical beings

Angola has several stories, legends and mythical characters which, like a breath of fresh air, feed the imagination of young ones and adults alike, giving wealth to Angolan history and...

Obama Presidency is better for Pakistan

Yasser Latif Hamdani at Pak Tea House argues that Obama Presidency is better for Pakistan.

India: Solar-Powered Rickshaw

The Better India reports that a solar-powered electric cycle rickshaw had its debut in the Indian capital. “Called the Soleckshaw, it is in test run in Delhi and will be...

Angola: A post dedicated to prize winner musician Paulo Flores

Luanda born musician Paulo Flores has won the Angolan National Prize for Arts and Culture. Koluki [pt] takes the opportunity to “dedicate a post to some of his music, focusing...

Zambian Bloggers Discuss Presidential Election

Zambian blogger Kaela Mulenga writes, "Thursday, October 30, 2008, is the day set aside in Zambia as a presidential ‘by-election’ date to replace the just deceased President Levy Mwanawasa (Levy)....

Carbon Footprint Calculators

Last month, GV environment looked at Maps, online communities and carbon footprint calculators. Since then there have been more calculators released, and in this post we list some of these...

Tax incentives to invest Africa: chance for development or more Françafrique?

Le Pangolin [Fr] posts an excerpt from Le Journal du Dimanche on a new provision that would reduce taxes for French companies that invest in developing countries, “especially in Africa.” According...

New law gives tax incentives to French companies investing in Africa

Le Pangolin discusses a new provision offering tax incentives to French companies who invest in developing countries [Fr] in particular Africa.  

Sudan: Humanitarian Access in Darfur

Jacky discusses humanitarian access in Darfur, Sudan: “Media reports this week cite growing concern over ‘denial of humanitarian access’ in Darfur. Although such denial certainly exists, many of the actors...

Zambia: What Type of President Do We Need in Zambia?

Zambian blogger, Percy Mwale, asks, “What type of President do we need in Zambia and what type of parliament will ensure prosperity?” She continues: “Firstly, all MPs must be mature...

Venezuela: How Children Show Their Community Through Photography

Ancla2 is an educational cooperative devoted to teaching photography, technology, and media skills to children from small and poor communities in Venezuela, who have discovered a new way to see...

Bolivia: Introduction to the Language of Guaraní

Camiri Digital [es] introduces readers to some basic words in the indigenous language of Guaraní, which is spoken by many in the Chaco region of Bolivia.

Israel: Heading Towards General Elections

The leader of Israel's ruling party, Tzipi Livni, gave up her attempts to form a governing coalition. Livni has been trying to put together a government since she replaced Prime...

Trinidad & Tobago: Divali

Both Haveworld and Trinidad Carnival Diary wish their fellow Trinbagonians a Happy Divali!

Trinidad & Tobago: Crime Watch

“Like any other country, we have a well-laid out and codified set of laws for the populace to follow. Of what good is our law however, when particularly in relation...

Barbados: MSM & Democracy

Barbados Underground says that “the current fast food diet of journalism being served up by the local media” poses a threat to the country's democracy.

Japan: Expression of surprise

Blogger and comedian Hirokazu Fujii [藤井宏和] snaps a picture and catches an expression of surprise [ja].

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Race to the White House

“Let's be real… you want him to win because he's black…”: Stories of Me thinks that “it's no coincidence that most of Jamaica supports Obama for President, and wish they...

Guyana, U.S.A.: Making History?

“We may see in the possibility of America’s first Black president the sign of more tolerant times. We may see in the possibility of this particular Black president the sign...

Japan: Net users versus mainstream media on Governor Hashimoto

id:Chikirin observes that lately a pattern of estrangement has developed in Japan between the tone of existing mainstream media and public opinion on the net [ja], one that can be...

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