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21 December 2009

Stories from 21 December 2009

Angola: Interview with Feliciano Cangüe from the Hukalilile blog

Professor and engineer Feliciano Cangüe is the author of the blog Hukalilile (Don't cry for me, Angola), and the first of several Angolan bloggers who feature in a series of...

Sudan: Is Unity Still a Strategic Choice?

Writing in Arabic, Sudanese blogger Ayman Hajj discusses his country's politics and why many Sudanese people are losing faith in unity.

Bhutan: Looking Back At 2009

Whatever matters looks back to assess the Bhutanese government's performance this year.

Saudi Arabia: Mixed and Interfaith Marriages

Tara Umm Omar, an American married to a Saudi Arabian, discusses Prophet Muhammad's mixed and interfaith marriages in this post.

Pakistan: Wedding Season

Its winter and marriages are happening everywhere in Pakistan as its unofficially the wedding season. Muhammad Rizwan at All Things Pakistan has details.

Russia, U.S.: Brittany Murphy in Moscow on Dec. 19?

LJ user becky_sharpe (Bozhena Rynska, Gazeta.ru‘s gossip columnist) claims (RUS) that actress Brittany Murphy, who died on Dec. 20 in Los Angeles, was a guest at a private party in...

Uganda: Will there be violence in 2011 elections?

Great Lakes Peace and Security discusses concerns about election violence in the 2011 elections in Uganda.

South Africa: On match fixing scandal

Thomas discusses the report submitted to the South African Football Association about match fixing scandal in South African soccer.

Kenya: AfricaGathering Nairobi 2009

Erik writes about AfricaGathering, a conference focused on tech in Africa taking place in Nairobi, Kenya.

Video: Impressions from the Climate Change Conference

We bring you some video impressions from people at the Climate Change Conference that took place during the first weeks of December in Copenhagen, Denmark. From protests, to dances, arts...

South Africa: Controversial Health Minister Dies and Twitter Goes Wild

South Africa's former Health Minister, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang passed away recently. Manto was not a stranger to controversy with dodgy views on managing HIV-AIDS using beetroot, garlic, lemons and African potatoes....

Dominica: Election Results

“The election results are in and the Dominica Labour Party…has won a third consecutive term in office”: Repeating Islands has details.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Political Climate

Discuss SVG shares her take on the island's political situation: “I believe this is how our leaders want us to feel…powerless so they can be strengthened…”

Trinidad & Tobago: Tax Lover

This Beach Called Life writes a letter to the Trinidad and Tobago government concerning the proposed amendments to the Property Tax.

Bermuda: Injuction Update

Bermudian bloggers supply updates on the government's injunction against the island's Royal Gazette newspaper.

China: Grassroots wisdom website

Husunzi from China Study Group introduced a Chinese website on grassroots wisdom.

Australia pushes internet censorship; Twitter erupts

Australia's Communications Minister Stephen Conroy declared his determination last week to push through mandatory internet censorship of a government-defined blacklist of websites, sparking an online frenzy in blogs and on...

Macau and China: The 10-year anniversary of Macau’s handover

Jottings from the Granite Studio reviewed the colonial history of Macau and the politics of historical narration by the Chinese Communist Party in the 10-year anniversary of Macau's handover.

China: Internet Triad Organization?

ESWN translated a CCTV article “Internet triad organization manipulates public opinion: 50,000 yuan can influence court verdict” which tries to justify the crackdown of organized-opinion making activities.

Qatar: Critiques bristle; calls to shut down popular online forum

A series of scathing posts on Qatar Living, an popular online forum, prompts locals to call for site's demise. Campaign not against all expats, says founder of anti-QL Facebook group.

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