Latest posts by Luisetta Mudie from August, 2005
Chippla echoes a view also seen elsewhere in the African blogosphere; why does the West have a problem with the flood of cheap Chinese textiles to hit world ports since the beginning of the year? “If trade is meant to be free, then let it be.”
NGO worker Stephen Okello blogs about a conversation with a woman who was forced into prostitution to keep her children alive in war-torn northern Uganda. Many others share her fate, she says.
Under constitutional changes just signed into law by President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabweans will not be allowed to travel freely if they are deemed “a threat to national security”, laments Zimpundit.
Nazret.com's Ethioblog posts the response of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi to criticisms of the country's elections by EU monitors.
The West African state of Guinea has become the last in the region to allow private broadcasters to operate, reports Black Star Journal.
Arjen Westra (AfrikaReporter) hopes that the rights of women will be better protected in Kenya's new constitution.
Blog de Connard oozes sarcasm at attempts by Belgian singer-songwriter Michel Querriere to “avoid the materialist West” in the Ukrainian capital.
Romanian blogger George Popescu posts an account from a former fellow student of her experiences as Hurricane Katrina hit Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the town where she now studies.
Neeka ponders Russia's answer to Walt Disney after seeing a girl in Turkey sporting a T-shirt emblazoned with the cartoon character Masyanya.
Uzbekistan has cut off contracted supplies of natural gas to Kyrgyzstan, blogs Laurence at Registan, a move Kyrgyz officials see as motivated by their government's rescue of 439 Uzbek refugees following violence in the Uzbek city of Andijan in late July. A comment on this post offers another perspective.
Registan speculates that the U.S. government is now trying Turkmenistan as a possible location for a Central Asian airbase, after being evicted from Uzbekistan.
Naeri posts a series of photos at Flickr of the Soviet-style and rather grand Armenian subway, on the way to an underground bazaar.
PolNews has a feature article on the women (“Where are they now?”) at the heart of the Solidarity trade union movement of 1980 in Poland, which eventually toppled the Soviet-backed communist regime.
The Russian Dilettante blogs about Vera Lynn, Pink Floyd and taking popular song lyrics seriously in time of war.
Marmot Power blogs from the disputed–between Armenia and Azerbaijan–territory of Nagorno Karabakh , and anticipates the merger of the quasi-independent republic into Armenia.
Marianna examines the phenomenon of ‘cloning’ candidates as nominations get under way for Azerbaijan's forthcoming general election in November.
More and more women, even in the war-torn southern provinces, are registering to vote in September's parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, reports Afghan Warrior.
Sudan: The Passion of the Present posts an open letter to the United Nations from Eve Ensler, asking why the UN has kept so quiet about the systematic use of rape in the troubled region of Darfur.
Afrotecnik reports on a hacker attack on a Nigerian Web site by suspected Turkish hackers.
African Bullets and Honey‘s MMK reflects sadly on the implications of Plumpy'nut, a famine relief product specifically designed to be shipped in to African countries to avert starvation.
Benn loxo has a guest blog about a guitarist from the Cote d'Ivoire who brought a traditional musical form called ziglibithy into a musical world dominated by post-independence francophone pop stars.