5 December 2008

Stories from 5 December 2008

India: Dear Israel, Love Kashmir

  5 December 2008

False Dichotomies’ Alex Stein recently received a letter from Kashmir, thanking him for his coverage of Mumbai. It read: “Jews are and always have been welcome in Kashmir. In fact, in 1991 when Jews were taken hostage by Pakistani militants, it was a Kashmiri group – JKLF which stands for...

Oman: Unequal Treatment over Visas

  5 December 2008

Muscati from Oman is enraged at the treatment Omanis receive when they apply for Schengen visas to visit Europe. “The reason I'm writing this post is that I am pissed off that Oman has a visa on arrival policy for countries that don't have quick visa procedures for Omani citizens,”...

Croatia: The Anti-Sanader Facebook Group Controversy

  5 December 2008

A group called, "I bet you'll find that in 5000 Facebook users who do not like Sanader!" was formed on Facebook in criticism of Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader. In addition to the creator of the group being detained by police, it has incited Croatian citizens who are realizing that their freedom of speech is being threatened.

Senegal: Troubles in schools

  5 December 2008

Although more and more children in Senegal are attending school, the education system faces ever greater challenges, from the influence of drugs to unwanted pregnancies to the fact that education is hardly a guarantee of future employment.

Pakistan: Deadly Bomb Blast in Peshawar

  5 December 2008

Peshawar, the capital of the North-West Frontier Province in Pakistan was rocked with a high intensity car bomb blast today. The car was parked near the assembly hall laden with almost 30-40 KG explosive materials. It was not a suicidal attack as there was no one inside the car. As...

Cameroon: Interview with Muntu Valdo

  5 December 2008

Dulce Camer interviews Cameroonian musician Muntu Valdo, whose music can be described as a mix of bossa nova, afro-cuban, blues, soul and funk. The interview also contains a few videos of Muntu Valdo's music.

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