Stories from 3 September 2010
Pro regime forces attacked Ghoba mosque in Shiraz while a pro reformist religious leader delivered a speech and prayed. Here are the photos in Behdabra blog.
American Muslim groups are using online video in a collaborative project to try and explain what Islam is about in an attempt to defuse the rise of anti Islam racism and fear spurned by a community center to be built near Ground Zero in New York City. Via.
Citizens reported violent demonstrations in Chimboio, in the centre of Mozambique, on the third day of the unrest. Blogger Carlos Serra questions what journalists mean when they say that the situation in now “calm”, after six people having been shot. [all links in pt]
THAT AFRICAN GIRL: LEARNING TO LIVE BETWEEN WORLDS is a blog written by African women about their childhood.
Welcome to kube-ology 101: “Kube-ology is the study of kube (coconut) and kube-ology 101 is a series of kube lessons…In this course, I will bring you mini-lessons that I learn about kube in my bid to become a kube-meister…”
Art threatens Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe: “The artist, Owen Maseko, is currently challenging Mugabe’s ban on his exhibition depicting Gukurahundi, the 1980s Matabeleland massacres.”
MightyAfrican announces TEDxAccra: “Before BarCamp Accra happens on October 2, you should attend TEDxAccra as well. It is one of the TEDxChange events which are happening all over the world on September 20, 2001.”
This is how Africans are doing business with cell phones: “In cities across Africa, being an entrepreneur requires no office, business card or investors. All it takes is a cell phone…”
South Africa has been regarded as having one of the most free press in the world. Now, these much lauded freedoms are once again being threatened. The South African parliament is currently debating a “Protection of Information” Bill. This bill proposes to impose restrictions on access to government information and violators of the law would be punished with up to 25 years in prison.
On Thursday it was announced that, after much criticism, Isabel Allende was the winner of the 2010 Chilean National Prize for Literature. Julio Suarez Anturi thinks [es] that the criticism she receives from other writers and intellectuals who think she did not deserve the price is born of envy.
Tienes un Recado [es] discusses the controversy over a cartoon by David Cagle, which shows the Mexican flag with a gunned-down eagle. The blogger asks her readers if they feel offended by the cartoon.
Jairo Aníbal Niño, one of the most-loved authors of children's literature in Colombia, passed away last Monday. Twitter users and bloggers remembered the author and his work.
Aaron in Azerbaijan [EN] posts photographs of the world's tallest flag pole newly erected in the center of Baku, the capital of the oil-rich republic. However, d'Effektiv blog [AZ] reflects on the fuss around the record-breaking construction unveiled two days ago ahead of an official visit by the Russian president...
As Haiti struggles in the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake, The Livesay Weblog reminds us of the power of kindness.
Afra Raymond, in his ongoing examination of the CL Financial failure, says that CLICO Investment Bank is “a very interesting part of the saga, because even prior to the collapse of the CL Financial group there was a widely-held view that CLICO and CIB were parts of the group which...
As the gap between dreams and reality widens, young Egyptians are asking themselves if they still love their country and whether their country loves them in return. Eman AbdElRahman zooms into blogs for an answer.
News of St. John confirms the island is getting back to normal post-Hurricane Earl.
The Caribbean Review of Books takes a look at this year's Notting Hill Carnival celebrations.
El Yuma and Along the Malecon celebrate the news that Yoani Sanchez has been named “the 60th and final World Press Freedom Hero by the International Press Institute.”
Politics.bm says that “with…the construction industry in a big slow down [and] unemployment up to about 5%, the reality of the PLP's economy is really starting to bite.
Groundviews debates the recent proposal of the Sri Lankan President to make changes to the constitution via an urgent bill titled “The 18th Amendment”, which seeks to remove the two term limit of the President.