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13 July 2009

Stories from 13 July 2009

Bangladesh: Replica Of Taj Mahal

Taslima Akter at Bangladesh From Our View posts some pictures of the replica of Taj Mahal located 18 miles northeast of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.

Bolivia: The Return of the “Minister of Cocaine”

During the military dictatorship in Bolivia in the early 1980s, Minister of the Interior Luis Arce Gómez had a bit of advice for dissidents, “walk around with their written will...

Only Pakistan can help Pakistan

While discussing the problem of the growing number of internally displaced persons (IDPs), Mosharraf Zaidi at All Things Pakistan comments: “Pakistan is in this mess because this is a state...

Nabucco: Chorus of the energy slaves

Gabriela Ionita of Power&PoliticsWeblog discusses the recent agreement in Ankara on the construction of the western financed Nabucco gas pipeline and competition with Russia over Caucasian and Central Asian gas...

Congo Brazzaville: Disappointment at Presidential election

On Sunday July 12th, people in the Republic of the Congo voted in an election which opposition leaders boycotted over allegations it would be neither free nor fair. Denis Sassou...

Latvia: EU and IMF rift on Baltic economy

Latvia Economy Watch reports of increasing divergences between the EU and IMF on addressing the financial crisis in Latvia.

Eastern and Central Europe ranking on the Failed States Index

Eternal Remont comments the ranking of states in Eastern and Central Europe on Foreign Policy's Failed States Index.

Republic of Congo: Voters want peace and stability

Elie Smith sums up voters’ expectations in the presidential elections in the Republic of Congo: “Most voters today said, their main motivation to vote was to consolidate peace and stability...

Africa: Vote for Pambazuka News

Sokari urges readers to vote for Pambazuka News, the source of authentic voices of Africa’s social activists and analysts : “For the fifth year running, Pambazuka News has been selected...

Cameroon: Bloggers Discuss Obama's Ghana Speech

U.S. President Barack Obama gave a speech in Ghana which could be considered as his Africa policy speech. Cameroonians at home and in the diaspora have been reacting to the...

South Korea: Ohmynews! calling for 100,000 supporters

Ohmynews! is now calling for 100,000 supporters to give monthly donation in order to become independent.

Dominica: New Carib Chief Elected

Dominica has a new Carib Chief – Repeating Islands reports.

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: Farce Meets Abject

“West Indies cricket is not a compass for but a barometer of the West Indian nation. The status and performance of the team does not point us in a new...

Bahamas: Strong Institutions

“Our whole political campaign in 2007 was an exercise in time-wasting; because I believe with all my heart that, like Africa, what The Bahamas needs is not strong men, but...

Puerto Rico: Play for Las Playas

Repeating Islands profiles a play by a group of students that “is meant to educate people about the value of caring for our coasts and to raise consciousness to avoid...

China: Xinjiang Info-War

Rebecca MacKinnon from Rconversation looks into the Chinese government's strategy in information control over the Xinjiang riot.

China: How did a protest become mass murder?

Black and white cat urges more investigation on how the student protest in Urumqi suddenly turned into a mass murder on July 5?

Jamaica: KOTE '09

Annie Paul reviews Kingston on the Edge 2009 – Jamaica's up-and-coming urban art festival.

Guyana: Blogging as Social Networking

Diaspora blogger Signifyin’ Guyana thinks that blogging just may be “a cut above the rest” when it comes to avenues of social networking.

Tanzania: Updates for 6th Pan African Reading For All Conference

Updates for the 6th Pan African Reading For All Conference, which will take place in Tanzania: “As you are making your final plans, please include bringing your National Flag for...

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