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3 April 2009

Stories from 3 April 2009

Brunei joins Earth Hour for the first time

Many bloggers praised the decision of Brunei to support Earth Hour for the very first time last week. Noor Hidayah gathers the reactions of Brunei bloggers and monitors the participation...

Malaysia: Twitter page of new Prime Minister

Malaysia's new Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib Razak has a Twitter account. Check also his website for the links to his Flickr and YouTube sites.

Cambodia: Preah Vihear frontline

Andy Brouwer visited the Cambodia side of the disputed Preah Vihear territory. He posted pictures of soldiers guarding the border.

Fighting erupts again on Preah Vihear border

A border clash took place between Thai and Cambodian soldiers on the disputed Preah Vihear territory. The fighting took place days before the Thai-Cambodia Joint Commission on Demarcation for Land...

China: China-France communiqué and G20, a glorious defeat?

Chinese president Hu Jintao and French leader Sarkozy met ahead of the G2O summit on 1 April to repair the ties damaged since last year, when the torch relay was...

Liberia: Photos of the day

Scarlett Lion posts photos of the day from Liberia.

Liberia: New Liberian Movie: Guided Destiny

Liberian blogger Nat writes about a new Liberian film, Guided Destiny (the “Godfather” of Liberian movies).

Africa: Bob Geldof and two African bloggers

Two African bloggers, Sokari Ekine and Daudi Were, were interviewed together with Bob Geldoft on the under representation of Africa at the G20 summit.

Nigeria: On rebranding Nigeria

Chxta discusses the idea of rebranding Nigeria, “Even those who want to rebuild Nigeria need to learn the most basic of lessons, punctuality.”

Africa: Africa's relevance on the global scene

Daudi Were blogs from the G20 Summit discussing Africa's relevance on the global scene: “On the global scene African countries have very little influence, even less power and no force...

Africa: On the nakedness of Africans

“On the nakedness of Africans” is a piece written by Zunguzungu, “If clothing is an index of “culture,” then it is clear that African culture sucks. But even authentic nakedness,...

Cuba: Full Circle

Cuba's Generation Y says that “without the statement made by the Tenth Havana Biennial Organizing Committee about what happened Sunday at the Wilfredo Lam Center, the performance of Tania Bruguera...

Haiti: What the G20 Should Do

Dying in Haiti republishes a letter that a friend wrote to The Washington Post about “what the G-20 can do for Haiti.”

Nicaragua: Refusal of Entry to Club and Allegations of Racism

An Afro-Nicaraguan woman was denied entry at a nightclub in the capital city of Managua. The club states that she was not allowed to enter because of their right to...

Bhutan, Nepal: On Marriage Of Frogs and Rain

Coincidence or supernatural? Freedom in Bhutan is amazed by the news that two traditional marriage ceremonies of frogs were held in southern Bhutan and central Nepal with prayers to the...

Bermuda, Curacao: G20 on Offshores

Vexed Bermoothes has been following the G20 Summit and notes that “Bermuda is on the greylist of 39 ‘jurisdictions that have committed to the internationally agreed tax standard, but have...

D.R of Congo: The Kinshasa Symphonic Orchestra

David Sasaki writes a post about the Kinshasa Symphonic Orchestra saying, “This is exactly what I mean when I talk about art for the sake of art.”

Cuba, U.S.A.: New Policy?

For Havana Times, Circles Robinson reports that “with the clock ticking away before the April 17-19 Americas Summit, U.S. Sen. Richard G. Lugar continues to push President Obama to do...

Jamaica: Marley's Life

Jamaican diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp poses five questions to the author of a new book about reggae icon Bob Marley.

Bermuda: Power to the People

When it comes to the proposed congestion tax, Bermuda's 21 Square thinks the best approach is to “let the people decide.”

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