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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

Faisal K. at Deadpan Thoughts writes on the Kashmir day: “it remains as much of a waste as does the movement.”

Nepal: The Brahmin hegemony

Divas at abc – voices sans borders criticizes the predominance of the Brahmin caste in all walks of Nepali lives and asserts that Nepal should replace its Brahmin leaders.

Sri Lanka: Economic Independence

Ajith P. Perera at Dare to be Different questions whether the economic independence of Sri Lanka is a distant dream.

Taiwan: First Twestival Announced

Following other “twestivals” or twitter festivals around the world, Taiwan's first twestival will be held on Feb 12 at Mayor Salon, Taipei. (zh), according to bnext.

UAE: From Vibrant to Honest

Inmotion, from Dubai, the UAE, shares with her readers the following: “Since this blog has started I've found that I've changed. I've gone from being vibrant and alive although confused...

Morocco: Quran Controversy on the Way

Jillian warns us about a new controversy which could rock Morocco once the new issue of popular Moroccan weekly TelQuel hits the streets. The issue's cover story is entitled “Le...

Jordan: Credit card drama

From Jordan, Jad narrates an incident with a customer using an unsigned credit card at his store. Click on the link to see what happens.

Iraq after the elections

Writing at Arab-American blog KABOBfest, Kalash updates us on the situation in Iraq after the elections recently held there.

Jordan: Fight in Parliament

“Another big fight took place between several members of the Jordanian Parliament today. I'm willing to give a 100-JD donation to whoever is willing to supply everyone of them with...

Iraq: Election Results

The early results for the January 2009 provincial elections in Iraq are in, and Musings On Iraq shares the results here.

Brazil: The (r)evolution of Lusophone music

LabCult provides a torrent link of a documentary about Luso-Afro-Brazilian music and sounds: “Lusophony – The (R)Evolution“. From hiphop to rock, visiting the Portuguese fado and Angolan and Caboverdian rhythms...

Africa: The Best African Poetry 2009

What shoud be the Best African Poetry 2009? You can submit five different poems that appeared in print between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2008. Black Looks has all...

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...

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