Global Voices Digest


January 24, 2006, 1:33 am
Filed under: Digests

Normalcy Returns to Bahrain

After a controversial and then tragic week, Mahmood Al-Yousif reports that the Bahraini blogosphere has returned to normalcy. Among other news, one blogger was elected to the steering committee of Bahrain’s largest political party.

Unequal Distribution of African Resources

African female bloggers in Kenya are keeping their eyes on the government’s poor distribution of food during the nation’s current famine. Nish Matenjwa also brings up blog-talk on Nigeria’s ban on gay marriage and support of gay rights.

Mugabe’s 82nd Birthday Bash

Zimbabwean bloggers are dismayed by extravagant plans for President Robert Mugabe’s upcoming birthday. Covering the Great Lakes region of Africa, Zim Pundit also features the weblog, Rwandan Survivors which publishes survivors’ testimonies of the 1992 genocide.

Election Eve in Palestine

The day before Palestinians’ first legislative elections since 1996, Shaden Abdul Rahman describes, in detail, the arising tensions between the Hamas and Fatah factions. A must read for anyone who wishes to understand the outcome of tomorrow’s election.

Karzai Taking Orders from U.S.?

Farid Pouya reports that some Afghan bloggers believe President Karzai’s trip to Iran was not cancelled because of the officially stated reason of “bad weather and technical problems,” but instead was an act of compliance to U.S. orders.

A new blog on Armenian hip-hop, fear of being kidnapped in Haiti, day one of the World Social Forum in Venezuela, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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