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22 May 2010

Stories from 22 May 2010

Latin America: Internet Day Festivities Across Region

Internet Day is an event that started in Spain in 2005 and has been spreading throughout the world thanks to the United Nations, which designated May 17 as the World...

Uruguay: Silent March Remembering Disappeared Detainees

This year marked the 15th silent march that takes place every May 20 in remembrance of those detained and disappeared during the military dictatorship of Uruguay.

Uganda: Kids build a radio out of Scraps

Afrigadget brings us a video showing the radio two 12 year olds and one 15 year old in Uganda rigged up in one day using scraps.

Nigeria: Islam strongly discourages polygamy

Following the marriage of a muslim Senator in Nigeria to a 13-year old girl, blogger Akin from Nigeria argues that Islam strongly discourages polygamy.

Sierra Leone: Reproductive health care in Sierra Leone

Nasratha explains why birth control is cheaper and better in Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone/Liberia: Naomi Campbell boosts Charles Taylor Trial

“The people of Sierra Leone should be grateful for Naomi Campbell's eccentrics because she has single-handedly boost the profile of the Taylor trial and now the world's talking.” writes Sweet...

Eritrea: “Eritrean journalist” exposed

The Association of Eritrean Journalists in Exile has released a statement concerning a matter of importance an individual called Mr. Yonas Embaye who claims to have worked as a journalist...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Eurovision pondering

No stranger to controversy when it comes to Eurovision in light of the still unresolved conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh, popbitch wonders if Armenia and Azerbaijan can...

South Africa: What is the big deal with drawing the Prophet?

“So What’s the Big Deal With Drawing the Prophet?,” asks South African blogger Muhammad Karim in reference to “Let’s Draw Muhammad” contest.

Afghanistan: Beckham in Helmand?

Nasim Fekrat comments on the rumored visit of David Beckham to Afghanistan to cheer up British troops in Helmand.

Tajikistan: President moves to ban cell-phones

Tajikistan’s President Rahmon is seeking to ban mobile phones from the country. The government claims it’s for reasons of health and taxes, but neweurasia’s Dushanbe is suspicious.

Kyrgyzstan: Phone-tapping scandal reveals counter-revolution plans

Nurel informs readers on audio-recording of telephone conversations of allegedly Maksim and Janybek Bakievs, the son and brother of Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the second Kyrgyz president in exile. The two men...

Kyrgyzstan: Contemplating a shift to parliamentary republic

Mirajidin Arynov critically analyzes the prospects of creation of a parliamentary republic in Kyrgyzstan, an idea initiated by country's Interim Government.

Mongolia: New ethnic music band

Bilguun links to the music videos and blog of Jonon, a new Mongolian band to watch out for.

Kazakhstan: First Local Computer Game

KZBlog reviews Astana Racer, the first Kazakhstani virtual racing game.

Kazakhstan: OSCE Visits Jailed Rights Activist

KZBlog reports that an OSCE representative went to see Yevgeniy Zhovtis, a human rights leader in Kazakhstan who was imprisoned for vehicular manslaughter. The chair of the OSCE ordered the...

USA: Recessions better for right than left?

American journalist Doug Henwood argues that the political right does better than the left in elections during recession periods in his blog Left Business Observer.

Bhutan: Literary Festival In Bhutan

Dorji Wangchuk writes about the recently concluded literary festival in Bhutan titled ‘Mountain Echoes’ which took place in Thimphu, the capital.

Trinidad & Tobago: Changing the Mindset

Barbados-based B.C. Pires says that “nothing good…can emerge in the long run” from Trinidad and Tobago's upcoming elections: “Trinidad's whole problem is that it thinks only in the short term,...

Trinidad & Tobago: On the Issues

Know blogs about “four issues arising on the campaign trail this year.”

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