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8 July 2010

Stories from 8 July 2010

Guinea Bissau: “Kilimanjaro” of Waste

Aly Silva sarcastically announces the Kilimanjaro from Bissau, referring to what he believes to be the biggest pile of garbage in Africa, where even crocodiles can be found. The so-called...

India: The White Privilege

Our Delhi Struggle, a blog of a New York couple living in India, discuss whether the couple have ever enjoyed “the white privilege” in India.

Maldives: Political Deadlock

Haumaldives comments on the recent political crisis in Maldives: “it is time the Maldivian people intervene; end the political crisis, end the one man rule that has brought an end...

Nepal: Help Build A School

Nepali Blogger tells how you can help build a school in Nepal by simply voting in Facebook.

Cuba: Ready for Release?

As news circulates of Cuba's intention to release 52 political prisoners, Guillermo Fariñas, who has gone on a hunger strike to protest the detainment of 25 prisoners of conscience that...

Diaspora and Development in the Francophone World

The diaspora of the developing countries worldwide is often mentioned as a potential driving factor for poverty reduction and the francophone region is no exception. Still, the suggested policies involving...

Nigeria: The Facebook Page of Nigeria's President

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan is now on Facebook. He opened his page to communicate with Nigerians at home and abroad on 28 June. He sends regular messages spelling out his...

Russia-Belarus: Godfather of refused offers

Is it a deliberate provocation, a government-engineered attack on a foreign head of state, a gas-giant's attempt to rock Russian foreign policy - or simply an example of good and...

Bahamas, Turks & Caicos: Political Future?

“The Turks & Caicos Islands…are politically and financially destitute, and no-one knows when or how they will be able to climb out of the hole”: Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith wonders...

Puerto Rico: On Probation

Repeating Islands republishes an article which examines the recent University of Puerto Rico students’ strike “and points to pressure on the University to make its procedures clear and its budget...

Barbados: Where is the Justice?

“Where is the outrage? Where is the accountability for the incompetent prosecutors and managers…?”: Barbados Free Press takes the justice system to task for its inadequate response to prosecuting child...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Woman Power

Just in time for the CARICOM Summit in Jamaica, journalist and blogger Annie Paul republishes an article she wrote about Trinidad and Tobago's new Prime Minister.

Sri Lanka: United Nations Office Under Siege

A Sri Lankan cabinet minister and a leader of the political party NFF began a hunger strike outside the UN office in Colombo to protest against an UN panel set...

Kuwait: My Blog is for Sale

As expected, news in a local newspaper that the Kuwaiti government is studying a proposal to monitor blogs did not go well with bloggers. One popular blogger decided to confront...

Iraq: Falluja's contamination is worse than Hiroshima

Iraqi blogger Layla Anwar writes a detailed post about the contamination in Falluja resulting from depleted uranium and white phosphorous used in the war on Iraq – and the cover...

Iraq: My Story with Frogs

Iraqi blogger Hadia shares her story with frogs in this post.

Iraq: Layla Anwar marks Blogging Anniversary with War of Words

Iraqi blogger Layla Anwar writes about four years of blogging in this post entitled War of Words.

Iraq: Emperor Nero is in Baghdad

Emperor Nero is in Baghdad, writes IraqPundit. “The politicians are still arguing four months after the elections. They are supposed to seat a government by next week, but nobody here...

Egypt: Kolana Khaled Said Launched

Kolana Khaled Said is a new blog set up following the murder of Egyptian Khaled Said, allegedly at the hands of police officers. Zeinobia reacts to the new site.

Lebanon: Three Arrested for Facebook Postings

Lebanese Naim George Hanna, 27, Antoine Youssef Ramya, 29, and Shebel Rajeh Qassab, 27, have been arrested for posting Facebook statuses against the Lebanese President Michel Suleiman. The Lebanese online...

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