Stories from 23 January 2011
Israel/Palestine: Reacting to the Palestine Papers
Today, Al Jazeera English released the first of more than 1,600 internal documents from a decade of the Israel-Palestine Peace Process, dubbed the “Palestine Papers.” The papers released today make public a number of secret negotiations between Chief PLO Negotiator Saeb Erekat and the Israelis, including what Al Jazeera called...
Pakistan: Lessons From Tunisia
Adnan Bashir at Pak Tea House writes what the meltdown in Tunisia means for Pakistan.
Bangladesh: An Analysis Of The Recent Municipal Elections
Rumi at Unheard Voice Blog provides an analysis of the recently concluded municipal poles in Bangladesh and the standings of the political parties.
Bangladesh: Chobi Mela VI Started
“The biggest Asian photography festival Chobi meal vi kicked off in Dhaka with a vow to fight against injustice around the world,” informs photo-blogger Monirul Alam.
Afghanistan: A journalist attacked with acid
Suffering City, an Afghan blogger, writes that Afghan journalist and author Abdul Razaq Mamoon, who wrote a book about Iranian security forces in Afghanistan, was attacked by acid. The blogger adds now the journalist must live with a scar.
Somalia: Those with guns should be allowed to govern
Ken Opalo reacts to a story that Somali transitional government is reported to be soliciting for help from the American security firm Blackwater: “My position on Somalia remains that those with power – guns and the majority of the people’s (revealed) hearts and minds – should be allowed to govern,...
Kenya: A blog featuring Kenyan jobs
Jobs in Kenya is a blog with up-to-date career information, advice and current Kenyan jobs. Featured fields includes : Accounting, finance, Banking, Health, Hospitality, IT,Telecommunications and many more
World: Humor from around the world
George shares with his readers favourite jokes from around the world from an article he read in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from an article written by Joris Luyendijk in “Startwo: Lifestyle”: “Here are some that I as visitor from Africa and any other developing country found so amusing, as it relates...
Kenya: Notes from the ICC demonstration
Moreen's notes from a demonstration organised by Kenyans supporting The International Criminal Court: “Chantingand weaving their way round Freedom Corner carrying placards and wearing t-shirts with slogans like ‘Yes to the ICC’ ‘Defending Suspects Not with my Money’ ‘Yes to the ICC! No to Impunity!’”
Kenya: African Digital Art makes it happen for Nairobi Designers
Kenyan poet attended a meetup under the theme ‘Connect, Share, Collaborate’ organised by African Digital Art (ADA). ADA is an online forum started by one Ms. Jepchumba who prides herself as digital artist.
Kenya: Caught red handed peeing in the streets
Clay witnesses an incident whereby an Indian was caught red handed by the cops peeing in the streets of Nairobi.The indian was rushed to a police car and before they drove off.
Mali: Cars « Made in Mali » to Be Sold on the West African Market
Ouestafnews writes (fr) that : ” A factory capable of producing 2000 cars a year will soon be inaugurated near Bamako. The first Hyundai cars «made in Mali» are expected for June 2011.”
Bhutan: Submit Short Stories for Mountain Echoes Anthology
Siyahi at Writers Association Of Bhutan calls for unpublished original works from Bhutan to compile a significant collection of short fiction by emerging and established writers from Bhutan.