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6 February 2009

Stories from 6 February 2009

What does Krill Fishing and Sandalwood Harvesting Have in Common?

At first glance, there is no way Krill and Sandalwood could have anything in common: one is a sea animal and the other is a land plant. If you examine...

Global: On Erdogan's Walkout

Earlier this week, Global Voices Turkey author Deborah Ann Dilley detailed the events of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, during which Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan stormed off...

Jordan: Water, Honour Crimes, Jordan Web Award, and Corporate Social Responsibilty

In this week's round up of Jordanian blogs, bloggers are discussing water scarcity, honour crime, the Jordan web awards and corporate responsibility, reports Mohammad Azraq, from Amman.

Brunei: More rain, flashfloods and landslides

The recent downpour in Brunei caught many by surprise. It caused a power outage, flashfloods and landslides. Many of the rural areas have been cut off due to rising flood...

Egypt: Bloggers for Terrorism

Egyptian bloggers are posting their own photographs, posing with fake guns and pistols, on their blogs and Facebook groups as part of a new gimmick to draw attention to the...

DRC: Volcanic eruption may be imminent

Local radio are reporting that Nyamulagira volcano, near Goma, is showing intense activity, suggeting that an eruption may be imminent.

Pakistan: Kashmir Day

Nepal: The Brahmin hegemony

Sri Lanka: Economic Independence

Taiwan: First Twestival Announced

UAE: From Vibrant to Honest

Morocco: Quran Controversy on the Way

Jordan: Credit card drama

Iraq after the elections

Jordan: Fight in Parliament

Iraq: Election Results

Brazil: The (r)evolution of Lusophone music

Africa: The Best African Poetry 2009

Zimbabwe's Bloggers React As The Opposition Joins Hands With Mugabe

Zimbabwe's bloggers are reacting with hope, but also anger and dismay to Morgan Tsvangirai's decision to join Robert Mugabe in a coalition governmet. It is a wonderfully eclectic mix that...

Kyrgyzstan: The U.S. Air Base Shutdown

The president of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiev declared that American airbase will be called off Kyrgyzstan. Political intrigues around the airbase began when Bakiev became the president of Kyrgyzstan. The question...