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13 December 2009

Stories from 13 December 2009

Botswana: Christmas party at Nata village

  13 December 2009

Photos from the annual Christmas party at Nata village in Botswana: “The festivity kicked off with an early morning breakfast. Soon after breakfast the students were treated to a game of truth or false regarding health related issues, with an answer behind every question.”

Uganda: Should Buganda consider secession?

  13 December 2009

Should Buganda Kingdom in Uganda consider secession?: “In a short essay distributed on the Internet, long-term Boston, USA, resident Tendo Kaluma, says that Buganda should consider secession from Uganda as an option.”

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Japan: An overview of mouth watering gourmet blogs

  13 December 2009

Japanese cuisine is rich in variety and it varies a great deal according to the season and the region, and trying out food at various restaurants, so called tabearuki (食べ歩き), is a hobby shared by many people in Japan. Uploading pictures of the delicacies to be had at a special...

Pakistan: Fighting back the enemy within

  13 December 2009

Pakistani blogger Bilal Qureshi points out that the time has come for citizens to be realistic, to stop taking the traditional route of blaming India and collectively fight back the enemy within.

India: For each of us, a State

  13 December 2009

Demanding new States appear to be the top political agenda of Indian politicians today. Jumping onto the bandwagon, popular Indian blogger and humorist Greatbong decides to press for a separate Statehood for his locality.

Sri Lanka: Visualizing a Presidential Election

  13 December 2009

Sanjana Hattotuwa at Groundviews shows how the use of information visualization can help voters easily grasp key ideas & messages in campaign speeches, promises and individual manifestos  of the leading Presidential candidates – Sarath Fonseka and Mahinda Rajapaksa and thereby make an informed choice.

China: Putting cadres to work

  13 December 2009

A Chinese scholar is asking why the Chinese socialist tradition of “cadre labor participation” is no longer practiced among current leadership and suggests its discontinuation may be linked with deteriorating work conditions in China. Wu Li, a foreign language and foreign affairs specialist, wrote in the Chinese newspaper Southern Weekend that...

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