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6 July 2009

Stories from 6 July 2009

Maldives: Not Happy With The National Anthem

Abdullah Waheed writes: “many Maldivians, particularly of the younger generation, appear to be having second thoughts on our current National Anthem.”

Afghanistan, Nepal: Similarities

Anup Kaphle wrote about his experience in Afghanistan in a post titled Helmand: A Nepalese View at The Atlantic. He compared the war torn nation with his homeland Nepal and...

Russia: Bride against pride?

LJ user Alex Nemtsev reports about [RUS] bride parades in Kursk and other Russian cities, arguably as a nicer alternative to LGBT pride parades.

Bahrain, Oman: The Lives Of Migrant Workers

Migrant workers, the majority from South Asia, form a large part of the population in the countries of the Gulf. In this post we hear the experience of two individuals...

Nicaragua: The Passing of Alexis Argüello

From Nicaragua, Juan Ortega pays tribute to Alexis Argüello, a former boxing champion and politician [es], who recently passed away. Even though Ortega was too young to remember watching Argüello's...

Cote d'Ivoire: Paul Sika's technicolor dreamscape

Glenna Gordon interviews Paul Sika from Ivory Coast about his work: “I first came across Paul Sika's photos on the blog Africa is a Country and was immediately transfixed by...

Russia-Germany: Resurrection of Berlin wall painting

IZO reports on the resurrection of Dmitri Vrubel's renowned Berlin wall painting of the kiss between Brezhnev and Honecker.

Africa: Some thoughts on African film

Sci-Cultura writes about African film: “Anyone who’s read the recent posts on this blog will know that I am enthralled, intrigued and besotted by the use of film as a...

Ghana: Bloggers Discuss Business Process Outsourcing

Few know that A.T.Kearney rated Ghana as sub-Saharan Africa's number one Business Process Outsourcing destination in 2005 and, as of June 2009, the nation’s achievements in this field look set...

Senegal: The evolution of Senegalese women in film

AFWMNCIN discusses the evolution of Senegalese women in the film industry: “Throughout the 1970s and 1980s Safi Faye was the lone woman filmmaker in Senegal. New faces were visible in...

Russia: A champion of social networking?

LJ user Russian-Cyberspace.org comments on Russians becoming increasingly skilled at social networking on the Internet at the same time as the country is experiencing an increasing divide between citizens’ level...

Kenya: Could the Hague be God's answer to Kenyans?

Kumekucha wonders if the Hague could be the answer to the cry of Kenyans: “That said, I hope that the ICC can get its act together and start coming after...

Russia: Interview with Andrei Illarionov

Robert Amsterdam posts the first episode in a series of interviews with Russia's former economics presidential adviser and opposition politician, Andrei Illarionov.

Lithuania: 1000 years as a nation

Lituanica recounts the celebration of the 1000th anniversary of Lithuania's first mention in historical sources.

Czech Republic: World's first triple hybrid bus

The Reference Frame tells about the first ever serially manufactured triple hybrid bus, made in the Czech city of Pilsen – otherwise famous for its beer.

Kenya: Kenya Revenue Authority, Wake Up!

Thinker's Room discusses redundant procedures required by the Kenya Revenue Authority: “Countless man hours are wasted by taxpayers, accountants all around Kenya and KRA employees to collect data that they...

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Inclusive Government Watch

The Zimbabwe Inclusive Government Watch run by Sokwanele shows breaches by parties in the government. The breaches are recorded by daily monitoring of media reports. The counts therefore have to...

Palestine: Three Weddings – And A Bad Memory

Transplanted to Palestine is an American married to a Palestinian in Ramallah, and she describes various Palestinian weddings she has attended – including her own.

Kenya: Kenya against Ireland in Intercontinental Cup

Kenya Cricket writes about Kenya's Intercontinental Cup match against Ireland: “Ireland yesterday (Sun) seized six points through a first innings lead of 73 after Kenya's last four wickets added 92...

Bahrain: Creative Dreams

Hasan Hujairi writes eloquently about the fears and dreams of an amateur musician/writer in Bahrain.

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