Stories from 4 April 2010
Filip Stojanovski translates a list of of similarities between Facebook and the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (CPY).
Arab bloggers nominated for the annual Best of the Blogs award (The BoBs) are pulling all the stops, to attract more votes. Who are the nominated bloggers and who will you vote for?
In early March, observers watched as around 20 long-time Christian orphanage workers were expelled from the country they called home. The incident, and others which followed it, have brought to light the debate surrounding Christianity in the Kingdom.
The latest on Kenya's Draft Constitution: “Parliament was predictably unable to summon the required quorum to get any of amendments passed, and the Draft Constitution was passed as is. Rather than vote yes or no on the proposed amendments, the MPs chose to walk out of an amendment that they...
South Sudan Info discusses the logistical challenges of holding elections in Sudan: “Considering that Sudan has not had elections since 1986, it is Africa’s largest country with vast regions among the least developed on the planet, election logistics are no simple matter.”
“A strange thing has happened in the Zambian blogosphere. Rather than grow, it appears to have shrunk in recent times,” writes Zambian Economist in his post about the state of personal use of the Internet in Zambia.
According to Ahmed Hassan Sudan is heading towards chaos: “It is apparent that what I mentioned about the shortsightedness of the Sudanese politics and politician is a major contributor to the way in which the events so developed in Sudan today.”
Sudan Votes asked musicians from all areas of Sudan to produce songs to promote peaceful, political participation in the upcoming April elections, reports South Sudan Info.
Defaulting on a loan, running a red light, having a second child, or receiving a serious warning from the Communist Party—just some of the behaviors that might give Suining County citizens a bad credit score, according to the first list of 812 names disclosed March 15 on a government Web...
A group of teachers and students held a rally in Cambodia to protest the wearing of short skirts which they claim violate Khmer culture. Several government officials are supporting the rallyists. Bloggers react.
The beauty of the cherry blossoms (sakura) in bloom is immortalized by Asiaimages’ pictures.
Naijablog links to a story about the ”Jesus of Calabar.” Calabar is in Nigeria.
Alex writes about the Jew of Katanga; Moïse Katumbi Katebe Chapwe, a multimillionaire, is the powerful governor of the Province of Katanga, one of the mineral-rich Wild West zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A former Playboy model in Indonesia is the official candidate of the administration in the local elections in an East Java regency. This candidacy caused a stir in the largest Muslim-majority country in the world. Bloggers and netizens react.
Although the beginning of the week has been marked by the disaster and grief, Russian bloggers and computer geeks tried to leave some place in their lives for a smile. Below are few of the pranks proposed by bloggers and several software companies.