12 November 2009

Stories from 12 November 2009

Algeria-Egypt: Online Feud Over Football Match

  12 November 2009

Tension is building between Egyptian and Algerian football fans ahead of a decisive football match due to take place in Cairo on November 14, which could determine which of both teams would qualify to next year's FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Ahead of the Saturday showdown, rival fans have been gearing up offline, as well as online heated exchanges, escalating into a little "war" of intimidation.

Bahamas: Sister's Keeper

  12 November 2009

“We women survivors of violence of all kinds must break this collective silence…and we women who enjoy relative freedom and safety must extend our hands and voices to our sisters who do not, because we are not free until all are free”: The Bahamas’ Womanish Words calls on women to...

Trinidad & Tobago: Executive Presidency?

  12 November 2009

B.C. Pires refers to an online article which implies that “the recent tete-a-tete between Massas Manning & Panday may result in the establishment, by a simple vote of the current sitting Parliament, of an executive presidency” in Trinidad and Tobago.

Barbados, Jamaica: Focus on Flogging

  12 November 2009

“How to deal with discipline in a society is never easy,” says Living in Barbados, who adds that “Barbados is still working its way towards a wider acceptance that flogging is not the way to go.”

Uganda: The Grasshopper Syndrome takes root

  12 November 2009

Ugandan politicians are behaving like grasshoppers: “Following the pattern of most dictator regimes coming to an end, Museveni and his collaborators in the armed occupation of Buganda are starting to behave like grasshoppers.”

Nepal: Maoist Protests Disrupt Life In Kathmandu

  12 November 2009

“Many people in Kathmandu who were affected by the traffic jam caused by the Maoists today expressed their anger in personal conversation and twitter even as ex-rebels sang, danced and recited poems while picketing at the front gate of the central administrative complex of Nepal,” reports United We Blog! for...

Ethiopia: Color and identity in Ethiopia

  12 November 2009

Arefe links to an interview discussing color and identity in Ethiopia: “Color is a relevant to us now, but has it been so before the rise of European cultural and political dominance? Where do we stand on color?”

Sri Lanka: The General Resigns

  12 November 2009

The Chief of Defence Staff of Sri Lanka General Sarath Fonseka has resigned today and speculations are high that he will run for presidency in the next election as a candidate of a newly formed opposition alliance. Sri Lankan Bloggers weigh in on the situation.

Venezuela: BarCamp Caracas 2009

  12 November 2009

BarCamp Caracas 2009 is scheduled for November 27, and the blog No Suma Cero [es] writes about some of the topics to be addressed and how to connect to the various social networks for coverage.

Culture and Business News about Capetown in Japanese

  12 November 2009

“Information that you'll never find in guidebooks!” Emi, a Capetown resident that works in tourism, celebrates [ja] the launch of a Japanese portal for information about Capetown called “ケープタウン新聞 (Capetown News)”.

India: Impressions Of TED India

  12 November 2009

Amit Varma at India Uncut shares his impressions of TED India, which he attended: “The conference itself was immaculately organised, and the kind of people I got to meet awed and humbled me. It was, if I may lapse into cliche, the experience of a lifetime.”

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