Stories from 8 October 2010
Kaberi Gayen at E-Bangladesh discusses about the role of women in response to the growing fundamentalism and neo-liberal economy.
Runa at Uber Desi blog sees a disgusting and disturbing trend in international mainstream media which she describes as “hidden racism via making fun of ethnic names”.
Japanese-born bass player Niwa explains in this video interview that his motivation for learning Lingala was to get better acquainted with the music scene in Congo [fr/ln]. Niwa is now also a Congolese citizen and has played with Congolese music superstars Tonton Zao and Bisso Na Bisso.
Through blogs and Twitter, Latin Americans shared their different views on the announcement that Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa had won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Somali pirates may have seized Taiwanese fishing ship Feng Guo and its 14 crew members off the east coast of Madagascar. Le Matinal adds that Mauritius PM will speak out today in favor of an inter-regional strategy against piracy [fr]. Feng Guo had a fishing license issued by authority in Mauritius.
When young female journalism students decided to openly express their admiration for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, “objectivity” and “impartiality” were overshadowed by sexual innuendo and erotic lingerie.
Plain Talk “would like to suggest to the current Administration that they return to the Parliament and use the forum of a revised Budget to level with the people on the exact nature…[of] the anticipated financial hit we are going to take regarding the CLICO crisis.
Trinidad Carnival Diary publishes a two-part interview with mas designer Brian Mc Farlane, here and here.
A few hours ago, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced its decision to award the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China. It is a moment of great joy for concerned Chinese citizens as Liu Xiaobo represents human rights...
Repeating Islands republishes news of the British Virgin Islands’ struggle to operate under a State of Emergency, which was enforced due to severe flooding.
Follow adventures of a bush pilot (bush bird) in Swakopmund Namibia.
Museke talks to Ghanaian musician Koby Maxwell: “Koby gave a marvelous performance and became the toast of the audience. He spent the weekend in the Bay Area and Museke caught up with him to learn his story and find out about his music.”
“It's a shame that folk music and calypso in Bermuda is a virtually dead art”: BeachLime.com thinks that the country needs calypsonians.
The Kasahorow Fellowship, now open for the first time to students across Africa provides a USD$500.00 award for the study, promotion and development of indigenous African languages.
Miriam shares her recipe for making baobab juice: “Baobab (bay-oh-bab) a very healthy fruit found in almost all countries of Africa, is just starting to gain popularity in the western world.”
Shurufu analyses Tanzania's ruling party (CCM) refusal to take part in political debates before 2010 General Elections: “One of the most difficult things to do during political campaigns is to, first, establish a clear and coherent narrative about your agenda and second, to go out there and consistently articulate that...
“Although Guyana’s Constitution affords women equal status as citizens, just a few hours spent watching real life in action will demonstrate how society does not honour women with their lawful right”: The Guyana Groove says the problem is enforcement.
Erik writes about InMobi and the future of mobile advertising in Africa: “Yesterday Ankit Rawal, head of advertising for inMobi in Africa, spoke at the iHub. He spent a good amount of time explaining why Africa was so important to their growth strategy, and used a good bit of data...
Christopher reflects on the work and the future of Burundi Film Center: “So before the rain season arrives in late September, we’ll be touring the new films all over the country to five provinces and 13 different communes, and hopefully keeping some seed money to get things ready for next...
Zahid Hussain at End Poverty In South Asia blog discusses the dilemma in the demand pressured Bangladesh power sector – whether the users will opt pricey dependable power supply or low cost unreliable energy.
Yesterday two suicide bombs struck Abdullah Shah Ghazi (a sufi) shrine in Karachi, killing at least 10 people and injuring at least 50 others. Fahad Desmukh posted in his blog some eyewitness reports recorded at the shrine just after the blasts occurred.