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4 November 2008

Stories from 4 November 2008

U.S.: “Weighing Obama versus McCain”

Marko Attila Hoare of Greater Surbiton is “weighing Obama versus McCain.”

Obamamaniacs in Cote d'Ivoire Anxiously Await Election Results

Read Le Blog de Yoro [Fr], and you'll get the sense that the American presidential election has completely taken over Abidjan, the capital city of Cote d'Ivoire. Not to mention...

Americans Vote. The World Speaks.

Political news junkies, listen up! Global Voices U.S. election weblog, Voices without Votes is working round the clock to provide you with constant fix of world opinion.

Brazil: New Orleans is more dangerous than any Brazilian city

“Though Rio certainly suffers from other forms of criminality, like armed robbery, kidnapping, and a favela drug war, it is actually safer than most people would assume, since the media...

Costa Rica: Calling on Congressman to Resign for His Role in Accident

Juan Carlos Hidalgo is calling on Costa Rican Congressman Ovidio Agüero to resign for his role in the death of a cyclist [es]. Agüero was reportedly driving under the influence...

Thailand: Interview with opposition leader

Thai Blogs has a two part interview with Ajarn Nimit Somboonwit of the opposition group, PAD: Part 1 and Part 2. The interview provides some insight into the thinking and...

Bangladesh: Bangladeshi designer in Bridal Asia 2008

Aneeta's Style Notes writes on the recent show of bridal collections in New Delhi which displayed the works of the leading South Asian designers: “I applaud Maheen Khan for representing...

Sri Lanka: Anti Aircraft System

Cerno writes about a recent speculation in Sri Lanka that the country is procuring Anti Aircraft System from Czech Republic to destroy the small aircrafts of the Tamil Tiger air...

Pakistan: Overpopulation

Pak Tea House analyzes and finds that overpopulation is the root of many current problems in Pakistan.

Maldives: Priviledges for the former president

Think Maldives’ blog discusses about a proposed bill in the Maldives parliament which will fix the immunities and privileges of the former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom who lost in the...

India: Obama anywhere?

John Elliott at Riding the Elephant discusses whether India has a unifying politician like Obama.

Debate over Integration of Guerillas with Nepal Army

After taking break to celebrate Dashain and Tihar, politicians in Nepal are back at their old game of playing hard-ball politics. Bickering, trading accusations over the question of whether and...

Russia: Zhirinovsky for Obama

Ukrainiana reports that Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the notorious vice speaker of the Russian Duma, supports Barack Obama.

Azerbaijan: New, Traditional Media Concerns

Caucasus New Media says that while the world is focused on today's U.S. elections, Azerbaijani bloggers are more concerned with moves to prohibit foreign media outlets from broadcasting on local...

Kenya: Morality, Obama and Kenya

An analysis of Kenya political and social landscape through Obama's candidacy: “This is Kenya; and yet, with no sense of the irony, we celebrate Obama. We declare him a victory...

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Impossible is Nothing

Trinidadian blogger Attillah Springer speaks to students in a disadvantaged area of Port of Spain, encouraging them to “defy the expectations this society has of them…because if a man called...

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: That's a Wrap!

Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life thinks that one of the first things the new US President should pay attention to is Wrap Rage.

DR of Congo: Staff Evacuated From War Zone

Latest report from the Democratic Republic of Congo: “Staff of the International Gorilla Conservation Program (IGCP) have been evacuated from DR Congo, as things remain tense between the Congolese army...

DR of Congo: No Rangers Reported Dead

It seems all rangers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are safe: “There is still a lot of confusion and misinformation regarding our Rangers who were at Rumangabo HQ 8...

Who Would Iraq Elect, Obama or McCain?

As Nibras Kazimi says, "Perhaps no other country in the world sees itself as directly affected by Tuesday’s outcome as much as Iraq... If any case could be made that...

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