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27 April 2010

Stories from 27 April 2010

Philippines: 2010 iBlog Summit

The 6th Philippine Blogging Summit, or iBlog was successfully held at the University of the Philippines.

Malaysia: Hulu Selangor by-election

anilnetto shares his views about the recently concluded by-election in Hulu Selangor, Malaysia

Myanmar: Mystery disease outbreak

A mystery disease has broken out in Myanmar. Symptoms include a high fever, bruising and swollen face and legs.

Bahrain: Going Commando

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif jots down his experiences – which include going commando – in the first few hours of the morning in this post.

Bahamas: Public Education

Weblog Bahamas‘ Rick Lowe wonders if there's hope for the country's public education system.

Bahrain: Car Parks and Corpse Washers

Bint Battuta in Bahrain narrates one of her adventures in this post on car parks and corpse washers.

Barbados: Parliament Action

Barbados Underground reports on the goings-on in the country's Parliament, saying: “The display of disorder…this morning would have saddened all who witnessed or heard it.”

Bahrain: Mideast Youth Gallery Launched

Mideast Youth has launched a gallery which explores “images of the Middle East..from around the web.” Click here for a preview.

Algeria: Mauritania's Language Struggle

“A short post on the struggle among Mauritanian students over Arabic and French language will appear here sometime next week. Mauritanians on the front lines are encouraged to send the...

Algeria: Since 1989

“James D. Le Sueur’s Algeria since 1989: Between Terror and Democracy (Zed: 2010) provides for the most up-to-date reading on the Algerian Civil War since Algeria: Anger of the Dispossessed by...

Haiti: Visiting the Capital

Adventures in Life visits downtown Port-au-Prince, while Chronicles of an Unplanned Return blogs about Haiti's school system.

India: Drinking Water Problem In Uttar Pradesh

Ram Banshal at India In Peril gives a real life example showing that the priority of the government of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh “is not to tackle problems...

First Pakistani Anti-Virus Software

Spring of Autumn informs that the first ever Pakistani Anti-Virus Software has been launched.

Bhutan: Preparing For The SAARC Summit

Penstar informs that Bhutan is all set to host the 16th SAARC Summit and everybody is talking about it.

India: A Zillion Reasons To Escape

“Why 1 million Indians Escape from India every year?” – this blog answers the question.

Technology for Transparency Review, Part II

Over at the Technology for Transparency Network we have already documented 30 technology projects that promote transparency, accountability, and civic engagement. Here's what we've learned so far.

Ukraine: Russian Black Sea Fleet Stays On in Crimea

236 Ukrainian MPs (UKR) have voted in favor of the ratification of an agreement allowing the Russian Black Sea Fleet to extend its stay in Crimea until 2042. Ukrainska Pravda...

Ecuador: Latest Unemployment Figures

The National Institute of Statistics and Census released its quarterly report about unemployment in Ecuador. Some are investigating the causes for the increase in unemployment and how the government plans...

Trinidad & Tobago: Bedtime Stories

Tattoo couldn't care less about the domestic practices of the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister's wife, saying that the talk on the election platforms has nothing to do with “any...

Cuba: On Elections

Repeating Islands focuses on the Cuban elections here and here, while Generation Y explains why she has adopted “abstention as a form of protest.”

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