Stories from 12 January 2010
Iraq: Baathist Plans
Iraq Pundit remarks: “Just because Iraqis are scared, it doesn't mean the Baathists aren't out to get us.”
Iraq: An Iraqi Prayer
At Mideast Youth, Iraqi blogger Wamith Al-Kassab offers an Iraqi prayer: “So maybe one day someone up there in the heaven above decides that the Iraqi people need a break from corruption, sectarian violence and ignorance and could use some human rights, freedom and peace.”
Africa: AdWords in Africa
Miquel discusses Google's AdWords in Africa: “While it would be an excellent method for African bloggers to get a bit of money to cover their internet expenses, Google doesn't offer payment options for any country in Sub-Saharan Africa.”
Africa: Introducing BlogCamps in Africa
Introducing BlogCamps in Africa: “Over the next six months keep an eye for Maneno sponsored BlogCamps in Africa to happen in Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Ghana, and Guinea.”
Guinea: ICC Deputy Prosecutor to visit Guinea
“Fatou Bensouda, the Deputy Prosecutor is in Guinea on the 19th of January. The invitation was extended by the Guinean authorities according to a statement by special advisor to the prosecutor Beatrice Le Fraper,” reads a press release at Konakry Express blog.
Africa: New Maneno T-shirts and projects in 2010
Elia writes about new Maneno T-shirts and projects for 2010. Maneno is a multilingual blogging platform: “For the first half of 2010, Maneno is going to be based in Côte d'Ivoire. From there, we will continue to work on building out and promoting the Maneno platform…’
Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines experiences Baku at morning and night, reflecting on the Azerbaijani capital and the social, economic and political situation in the country.
Togo Disqualified from African Cup Following Deadly Attack
Togo's national football team has been formally disqualified from the African Cup of Nations following Friday's deadly attack on the team's convoy in Cabinda, a region of Angola long troubled by separatist violence. With plenty of criticism for the Angolan government and African football officials, Togolese bloggers ask hard questions about the tragedy.
Netherlands: Miep Gies, Woman Who Helped Anne Frank, Dies at 100
Miep Gies, one of the people who helped Anne Frank and her family hide during WWII and saved her diary after they were deported, has died. People around the world react to the news.
China: Baidu hacked by Iranian Cyber Army
Baidu.com, China's leading search engine, was hacked this morning a group called Iranian Cyber Army. (via DANWEI)
Zimbabwe: Reality TV show as medium to learn about Constructive Criticism
Through a video training process children in Zimbabwe wrote, performed, filmed and edited a short movie showing how gossip and badly given criticism could kill.
Caucasus: Society, sex and the dating game
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, hopes that new freedoms would quickly replace the old have often been dashed by the re-emergence of traditional practices. Largely kept suppressed by the communist system, gender and issues of sexuality were particularly affected. Slowly, however, discussion is starting to take place online.