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6 November 2008

Stories from 6 November 2008

Environment: Ivory Auctions A Disservice to Conservation

Richard Leakey blogs about his concern regarding ivory auctions in South Africa. “…I believe that auctioning the ivory stockpiles would cause poaching to increase particularly in the central, eastern and...

Green Obama Dreams: Environment Bloggers Weigh in on The Historic Day

Tim Hurst of Ecopoliticology blog posts an entertaining video titled ‘5 Green Obama Dreams’. The video mentions his posts on high resolution energy resource maps and the solar powered lawnmower....

Dominican Republic: Constitution Day and Possible Reforms

November 6 is Constitution Day in the Dominican Republic, and Rocío Díaz of Monaco [es] reflects the possible reforms to the current document.

Al Ghad Party – Another fire in Egypt

Al Ghad, Ayman Nour's Party headquarters burnt down one day before their general assembly. According to blog reports, thugs burnt down the building and hampered firemen's efforts to put the...

Egypt: Ghad Party Headquarters Burnt Down

Despite the recent spate of fires encountered in Egypt, today brings a different story of yet another fire - one started in the political Al Ghad Party's headquarters, in Cairo....

Malagasy Online Spell Checker is Now Available

Dotmg announces that the free Malagasy spell checker he has been developing is now operational. The software, which is, as far as I know the first of its kind, is:”opensource,...

Egypt and U-20 World Cup

Egyptian Blogger Zeinobia mentions that Egypt will host the under 20 World Cup championship from the 25th of September to 16th of October 2009, following an announcement made by FIFA.

Egypt: Sexual Harassment Victim Stabbed to Death

I received an invitation to join a group named “Dr. Shaimaa Fouad … May you rest in Peace.” I did not know her and I wondered why anyone would invite...

Guatemala: The Kaibiles as Peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Kabiles are soldiers that are part of the Guatemalan Army that has a poor track record of human rights abuses. Now, they are members of a UN peacekeeping force...

Pakistan: A letter to the West

Mohammad Yusha at Chowrangi writes a letter to the West: “Time is money, dear West, and time is running out. More alcoholic beverages please. More stores. More. More. More.”

Taiwan: Livecasting the Protest

Different from the fierce encounter between protesters and police forces during the day in front of the Presidential Office, there are more than 400 students peacefully gathering in front of...

The Middle East's Generation Facebook

What will the Middle East look like 25 years from now? That was the assignment the World Policy Journal gave Mona El Tahawy for their 25th anniversary edition. Mona decided...

Taiwan: No Violence Please

Leonard criticizes Taiwanese protesters’ violent action towards mainland journalists and anchors from CCTV, China in the protest against Chen Yun-lin's visit.

Egypt: Sexual Harassment Victims, Keep your Mouth Shut!

On November 1, Al Masry Al Youm shocked its readers with an article about two girls who went to the police station to report a sexual harassment incident but instead,...

Puerto Rico, U.S.A.: Remembering the Dream

“Obama's father was black, his mother white. My son's mother is black and I am white. To look at Obama, President-elect Obama, is to see My son's future in a...

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Holograms

Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life thinks that CNN's election coverage holograms were “the second most amazing event for the night!”

Trinidad & Tobago: The Pot & the Kettle

As Trinidad and Tobago's Opposition Leader criticizes the Prime Minister's intervention regarding comments made about him during a radio newscast, Jumbie's Watch says: “Wait nah, ent this is the same...

India: Narrowing the Digital Divide

Rajesh Jain posts a presentation in his Blog Emergic which discusses about innovative products which will help in the proliferation of low cost internet enabled PCs in millions of Indian...

Bermuda: Waiting in Vain?

“Some local media allege that, after many official promises and delays, big chunks of the draft law were copied from Wikipedia and the World Bank website only days before it...

Sri Lanka: Biggest ever War Budget

Dare to be different reports that Sri Lanka is due to declare its biggest ever war budget today as it intensifies its military campaign against the Tamil separatists.

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