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19 December 2008

Stories from 19 December 2008

Rwanda: Military leader convicted of genocide

UN Dispatch reports that Col. Theoneste Bagosora, and two accomplices, Maj. Aloys Ntabakuze and Colonel Anatole Nsengiyumva were sentenced to life imprisonment for “genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes”...

Ghana: Time for decentralisation?

Omanba at Ghanaconscious gives a few reasons why handing back power to local governments would be good in Ghana, as a new government approaches after the December 7th elections.

Pakistan: Letting The Children Watch The Slaughtering of Animal

Achelois: a retired goddess comments on the animal sacrifice in Islam and the tradition of letting children watch the slaughtering: “I believe that there is no need or reason for...

Nepal: Darkness in Nepal

Bibek Paudel discusses about the constant power outages in Nepal which are disrupting the daily lives of the Nepalis.

Bhutan: Teaching History in Dzongkha

Tshering Tobgay writes about the problems of teaching history in Dzongkha, the national language of Bhutan.

Bangladesh: After The Election

In the Middle of Nowhere draws up two scenarios of the possible events after the impending general election in Bangladesh.

Republic of Congo: BarCamp Congo

The first BarCamp in Central Africa will take place in Brazzaville on December 23, 2008: “BarCamp Congo is organized by the Committee for the Promotion of Information Technology in Congo...

Burkina Faso: Fulani Christian Convention

Keith blogs about Fulani Christian Convention in Burkina Faso: “Tonight was the start of the conference for Fulani believers of Oudalan, our province, in the north-east of Burkina

Ukraine: Chernobyl Panoramas; Welsh Sheep and Radiation

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe writes about the effect of Chernobyl on sheep breeding in Wales, and posts links to panoramic photos from the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone – here and here.

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Trinidad & Tobago: Eating Blue

Onika Henry at Discover TnT Blog recounts her experience at this year's Tobago Blue Food Festival.

Cuba, U.S.A.: Lat Am & Caribbean Leaders Meet

“You could call it the independence summit”: The Cuban Triangle takes a look at the meeting of Latin American and Caribbean leaders in Brazil, adding that it “seems to have...

Haiti: Media Intimindation and The Haitian Blogger republish a statement from Amnesty International which voices their concern over death threats against journalist Joseph Guyler Delva that are possibly related to “both his...

Bahamas: Silver Lining

“Our lazy stream, meandering through the softest rock, is now faced with turbulence, restriction and stagnation that have caught most completely unawares”: Christopher Lowe at Weblog Bahamas says that the...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Murderer Sentenced

As the Vincentian courts hand down judgment on Stacy Wilson‘s murderer, Abeni says: “Death by hanging usually makes me squeamish and uncomfortable but in Sean Samuel's case it was welcomed...

Barbados: Nature Sanctuary Closes

The Bajan Reporter calls the closing of Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary a “sad day for [the] Government of Barbados and Bajan tourism.”

Jamaica: Death Penalty

“An issue which seems to be troubling the government over their decision to reinstate the death penalty, is the worry that foreign governments will stop making aid contributions”: Jamaica Salt...

China: Nationwide Teachers’ Strike

Since this October, teachers in Sichuan, Chongqing, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Hunan, Hubei, Guangdong went on strike, demanding a salary raise. According to local media report, the strike started from Sichuan...

Malaysia: To Live By The Slopes

Within the period of two days, two landslides caused much damage and death in Kuala Lumpur. This perhaps might not have made such major headlines had it not occurred just...

Japan: Digital mech art

Edo from Pink Tentacle has a collection on digital illustrations of mechs, droids and borgs.

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