Global Voices Digest


March 3, 2006, 2:00 am
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Global Voices Online – Mar. 3, 2006

Rants from Nigerian Bloggers

Nigerian bloggers may have a bone or two to pick with others about common stereotypes of their country and continent, but Imnakoya’s latest post is much more informative than a simple summary of complaining. Learn more about the Yoruba language, President Obasanjo, and Africa’s largest retailer.

Views from the Horn of Africa and Sudan

Chippla Vandu has a collection of sundry posts including an explanation of why some Ethiopian restaurants are filling Coke bottles with Pepsi. Also discussed: African Union recognition of Somaliland and Somalia’s food crisis.

Blogspot Blogs blocked in Pakistan

As Pakistan gets ready for U.S. President Bush’s visit amid mounting protest, South Asia Editor Neha Viswanathan reports that blogspot.com based blogs have been blocked by most Pakistani ISP’s. Not surprisingly, Pakistan’s blogging community is getting the word out about proxies which bypass the blocked domain.

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Despite the recent sectarian tension in Iraq caused by the bombing of the Al Askari mosque, local bloggers are already looking for the silver lining. One blogger even goes so far as to say, “I really love day time curfews. It makes the whole city feel like an oversized park. The weather these past few days has been gorgeous too.” Check out Salam Adil’s thorough sampling for more reflections including what one Iraqi journalist has to say about working with Western media.

Hip-hop in Cuba, open source in Kenya, an English-language news channel in Japan, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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