6 November 2009

Stories from 6 November 2009

Maldives: Vanishing Lifestyles

  6 November 2009

Photo Blogger Ahmed Zahid posts some pictures depicting the easy going lifestyles of the islands of Maldives which are under threat from the sea level rise.

Morocco: Ech Chenna Wins 2009 Opus Prize

  6 November 2009

Aicha Ech Chenna, founder of an organization in Casablanca, “Solidarité féminine,” which takes care of unmarried mothers, has been announced as the winner of the $1 million 2009 Opus Prize, as reported by online Moroccan news website, Hespress [Ar].

Ghana: Ghana highlights part I

  6 November 2009

Gayle's first part of Ghana highlights: In Ghana, every region has something to offer. Culture, history, beaches, flora and fauna, you can sample it all over the country, from the tropical jungles of the south to the savannah plains of the north. If you’re a beach or history lover, you’ll...

Bhutan: The Purpose Of Saving The Earth

  6 November 2009

Bhutan is a low emission country but its progress and the increase of standard of living risk more carbon emissions. “Why protect our environment if it comes at the cost of economic development?”, questions Di at On The Job blog while discussing about how Bhutan can progress. She argues: “between...

Cameroon: Africonline sponsors BarCamp Cameroon

  6 November 2009

Africonline has become the official sponsor of BarCamp Cameroon: “Along with ,Ringo,Google and a few others – Africonline is now an official sponsor of BarCamp Cameroon ! Africonline is a newly formed African Centered design and development Group.”

Cameroon: BarCamp Cameroon

  6 November 2009

Blitz writes about BarCamp Cameroon: “We’re counting down the final hours to Cameroon’s first BarCamp! The event is sold out with more than 200 attendees registered. If you’re unable to attend in person, don’t worry. We’ll live blog the presentations here and on the official blog with CoverItLive…”

Pakistan: No More Rolling Blackout

  6 November 2009

The 15 year old blogger at Living In Pakistan informs that the “Pakistan Electric and Power Corp. (PEPCO) has announced that there won’t be any load shedding in the country”, at least for now.

Sri Lanka: Going Green

  6 November 2009

Beyond Borders writes about the launch of Project Act, an environmental initiative in Sri Lanka “to promote a sustainable, environmentally-friendly ‘green’ living community”. The program consisted of a clean-up of Wellawatte beach, and a demonstration “showing Sri Lanka’s support towards effective policy changes on climate change in Copenhagen, December 2009″.

Caribbean: French Literary Prizes

  6 November 2009

This week, two of the most prestigious French literary prizes were awarded to two French-speaking authors of African descent: The French-speaking Caribbean blogosphere has been buzzing over this double satisfaction, in this post from Haiti, this one from Guadeloupe and this one from Martinique [Fr].

Trinidad & Tobago: Flag It!

  6 November 2009

Trinidadian bloggers continue to weigh in on the exorbitant cost to taxpayers for a massive national flag: “The point is not only the credibility of the cost of the monster-flag and associated concrete but the reason we need a monster-flag during a recession and a white collar crime wave.”

Barbados: Dead Man Walking?

  6 November 2009

Barbadian bloggers are all over the story of a man claiming “he woke up in the morgue of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after being declared dead”: Barbados Free Press: “It would be nice if Barbados reporters started asking some questions instead of ingesting and regurgitating whatever garbage is tossed their...

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: Yuh Lie!

  6 November 2009

As Trinidad and Tobago's National Security Minister makes an inaccurate statement about the processing time for machine-readable passports, B.C. Pires is irritated that the media did not ask questions: “I’ve seen Trinidadians in action so I understand ‘boldfacity’. I don’t understand the people on the other side going along with...

India: Old Time Photos

  6 November 2009

Piyal Kundu from Naihati, West Bengal, India posts some vintage Indian photos in his blog “Old Indian Photos” and some of them date back to the 1850s.

India: Deliveries Up To The Mountain

  6 November 2009

Mridula at Travel Tales From India posts a photo showing how international refreshment brands are delivered to a tea shop at Ilaka glacier in Triund near Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh.

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