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4 November 2008

Stories from 4 November 2008

Obamamaniacs in Cote d'Ivoire Anxiously Await Election Results

  4 November 2008

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 Yoro's blog, which in recent days has sported a new title (Elections Americaines 2008, Vues d'Abidjan), a new banner (Obama,...

Brazil: New Orleans is more dangerous than any Brazilian city

  4 November 2008

“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 constantly bombards both foreigners and Cariocas alike with scenes of blood and gore, even though most people go about their...

Thailand: Interview with opposition leader

  4 November 2008

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 motivation of the PAD.

Bangladesh: Bangladeshi designer in Bridal Asia 2008

  4 November 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 Bangladeshi fashion on a platform that has long been dominated by Indian designers. Its been high time!”

Sri Lanka: Anti Aircraft System

  4 November 2008

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 wing.

Maldives: Priviledges for the former president

  4 November 2008

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 recently concluded presidential election.

Debate over Integration of Guerillas with Nepal Army

  4 November 2008

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 how to integrate former Maoist guerrillas, popularly known as People’s Liberation Army (PLA) into the country’s national army. The Maoists,...

Azerbaijan: New, Traditional Media Concerns

  4 November 2008

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 frequencies. However, the blog says that the decision might be delayed by a year and isn't yet concerned that the...

Kenya: Morality, Obama and Kenya

  4 November 2008

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 over racism and oppression. We say that he can only lose the election if Americans confirm their chauvinistic essence. We...

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

  4 November 2008

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 Barrack Hussein Obama can have a reasonable shot at being the President of the United States of America then by...

DR of Congo: Staff Evacuated From War Zone

  4 November 2008

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 and rebel militia.”

DR of Congo: No Rangers Reported Dead

  4 November 2008

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 days ago who we have not yet managed to locate. Some remained at Rumangabo, some fled to Goma, and some...

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