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8 December 2008

Stories from 8 December 2008

Zimbabwe: On the cholera crisis

Sokwanele posted several pictures taken in Ruwa of raw sewage overflowing from manholes, causing residents in the area to fear for a cholera outbreak. Sokwanele says: “It’s a ticking time-bomb,...

Eritrea: Russian literary ties

Semantic Eritrea reports that the government of the Russian Federation has decided to cement the connections between Eritrea and Russia by erecting a monument of bronze to famed poet Alexander...

Myanmar: Prepaid GSM SIM card now available

dawn_1o9 reports that pre-paid GSM SIM cards are now available in Myanmar, but costs and application procedures are still prohibitive. Mobile phones have been used in the protest actions against...

Myanmar: Jailed bloggers receive awards

Popular Burmese bloggers Zarganar and Nay Phone Latt, who were arrested by the Junta authorities for allegedly criticizing the government, have been recognized by media groups in Paris.

Malaysia: Traffic lights

Kampua Talk feels Sarawak in Malaysia has the most traffic lights in the whole world. She also suggests some activities while waiting for traffic lights to turn green.

Gender imbalance in Malaysian schools

Kian Ming wants to probe deeper the gender imbalance in Malaysia's public universities.

Thailand: Mastermind behind the crisis

Thai Intelligent News Weblog wonders who might be the “mastermind” behind the conspiracy to undermine Thailand's ruling party and former leader Thaksin Shinawatra.

Philippines: Alumni Blogs Against Highschool Closure

The alumni of the University of the Philippines Cebu High School published a blog dedicated to help the efforts to defend the highly esteemed public school from threats of closure.

Philippines: Surprised by Boxer's Easy Victory

Rev. Edicio dela Torre shares his countrymen's surprise at Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao's easy victory over Oscar de la Hoya in last Sunday's match. “We were all heavily influenced...

Fiji's military coup: Two years on

Fiji’s military coup hits its two-year anniversary, and bloggers around the region have spent the past few days gathering thoughts and opinions on the country’s past, present and future.

Egypt: Defining Terrorism

How does a child define terrorism? Tarek Amr from Egypt brings us this conversation from the Egyptian blogosphere.

Libya: Eid Al – Adha 2008

After a long hiatus, Libyan bloggers are back at work behind their keyboards, wishing each other a happy Eid, discussing the increasing prices and reflecting on Hajj, the annual pilgrimage...

India: Interest in Mizo Elections.

Kima posting on the illusionaire blog announces the election results in Mizoram and talks about the high turnout and intense interest in the polls.

Iran: Students Protest Dictatorship and Gender Apartheid

A group of students held a protest rally against the Iranian government and president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the University of Tehran on Sunday to commemorate Student Day, the anniversary of...

Playing for Change: Peace Through Music

MeetJohnSong brings to our attention a global collaborative musical project called Playing for Change: Peace through Music. The concept behind it is that music is a common uniting factor between...

Brazil: How to become Santa Claus in four weeks

Anton M. Steeman describes one of the many courses in Brazil that leads to qualified Santa Clauses, a welcome Christmas temporary job. “The most difficult part of being a good...

Haiti: Distorted View of Aristide republishes an article that claims “repeated false stories of corruption against President Aristide are part of a continuing disinformation campaign against him that began when he first took office...

Bahamas: Customs Corruption

Sidney Sweeting at Weblog Bahamas blogs about the alleged corruption within the Customs Department.

Trinidad & Tobago: Flower Child

A Caribbean Garden takes a trip down memory lane and shares photos of the flowers of her childhood.

Cuba: Journey of the Bloggers

As Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez begins “the planned journey of the bloggers” deemed “counterrevolutionary” by the government, she explains: “In the blogger phenomenon there are a thousand ways to camouflage...

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