24 January 2011

Stories from 24 January 2011

Malawi: Connecting tourism and music industry

  24 January 2011

Gregory discusses the need to connect tourism and music industry in Malawi: “Taking advantage of the fact that music pulls and attracts people and their world the tourism industry which sells our places out there would intensify promotion of the varieties at their places.”

Ghana: 10 Do's and Don'ts of Accra

  24 January 2011

10 do's and don'ts of Accra, Ghana: “Don’t shake hands with the left hand. Also, don’t eat with the left hand. Always use the right hand when dealing with people and showing directions, Don’t be a fan of taxis in general whiles staying in Accra rather, opt for the cheapest...

Cote d'Ivoire: Who are the fools in Ivorian crisis?

  24 January 2011

Novis identifies “the fools” in the political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire:”The basic fact is that Ouattara's claim of victory is no less disputable as that of Gbagbo. on the other hand, Gbagbo's claim of electoral fraud by his opponent is no more credible than that of Ouattara. So there's clear...

Africa: Dear First Ladies of Africa

  24 January 2011

First Ladies of Africa, you have failed us!:”As Africans, we know of our individual First Ladies. It is either their eccentricities, extravagance or total lack of decorum that reminds us of their continued presence.”

China: Wind power drive target of complaints

  24 January 2011

Do China's massive state-backed efforts at ensuring energy security constitute a violation of WTO trade rules? United Steelworkers seems to think so, and Angry Chinese Blogger looks today at the nature of the American union's complaints.

China: American tweets for Chinese net freedom

  24 January 2011

Hidden Harmonies blogger DeWang looks at New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof's attempt this weekend to challenge Chinese Internet regulations with his microblog: “Look, Chinese people all over believe in Internet freedom. Your version of “freedom” is very much about subversion of state, which the Chinese people understand breaks their...

Brazil: Salary increase for parliamentarians in discussion

  24 January 2011

As every end of the year, the Brazilian federal deputies legislated for themselves and approved another salary increase to approximately 52 times the minimum salary earned by most part of the population. In 2011, the expected ripple effect of wages has been confirmed causing a sparked discussion in the blogosphere.

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