Stories from 24 January 2011
Malawi: Connecting tourism and music industry
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.”
South Africa: Meet students for humanity
A group of inspiring young (15-18) South African students from poor, underprivileged areas; ‘townships’ around Cape Town, share about their life and communities online.
Ghana: 10 Do's and Don'ts of Accra
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...
Turkmenistan: Iranian Turkmens Make Contact
Annasoltan investigates the life of ethnic Turkmens in Iran reaching out to their compatriots across the border, covering the historical and political context as well as the current situation.
Uzbekistan: Uzbek president's visit to Brussels condemned by civil society
Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov is meeting with European Union officials in Brussels on a visit that human rights are describing as a secretive affair, neweurasia’s Mirsulzhan writes. He also posts an open letter of the civil society activists to the EU.
Afghanistan: Journalist attacked with acid
Nasim Fekrat reports that Afghanistani journalist and novelist Razaq Mamoon was attacked by an unknown assailant who sprayed acid on his face.
Ghana: Environmental consciousness through photography
You can team up with Ghanaian photographer and blogger, Nana Acquah, to create serious social, environmental consciousness through photography.
Cote d'Ivoire: Who are the fools in Ivorian crisis?
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...
Kenya: Webcomic based on pre-independence Kenya
Emergency Webcomic is a miniseries written and illustrated by Chief Nyamweya. It is based on pre-independence Kenya as seen through the eyes Chege Karobia and Kim (Dedan Kimathi).
Africa: Dear First Ladies of Africa
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
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: Domestic national image film
If you found China Red irresistible, check out the kind of Chinese national image film that gets played to a domestic audience, via Joel Martinsen at Danwei.
China: American tweets for Chinese net freedom
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
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.