Global Voices Digest

April 4, 2006, 11:48 am
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Global Voices Online – Apr. 4, 2006

Voices from Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes

The murky events surrounding the death of former Mugabe-bodyguard-turned-national-hero, Winston Changara in Zimbabwe. A Burundian war crimes suspect evading trial in Tanzania. Analysis of the postponed elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Links to three Ugandan blogs. They all await you, and more, in Zim Pundit’s recap of Africa’s Great Lakes region.

The African women’s blogsphere this week

Nish Matenjwa takes charge of this week’s collection of posts from Africa’s women bloggers. Wikipedia is now available in the Congolese language of Lingala. If you understand French, you can get started on learning Lingala online. Otherwise, not to fear, here’s your chance to learn from Kenyan blogger “Afromusing” on how to set up your own solar water pump from a shallow spring.

Ecuablogs and El Telégrafo

Bloggers in Ecuador and their oldest daily paper are hoping to each benefit from a new agreement that offers a weekly page of the paper’s Sunday supplementary magazine for bloggers to fill with the content of their choice. But are they truly free to publish what they wish?

Afghan Whispers: Apostasy

“We all heard about Abdul Rahman, the Afghan who converted to Christianity, went to prison, and finally found refuge in Italy” begins Farid Pouya. But we haven’t all heard what Afghans think about the controversy … until now, with Pouya’s brief and informative report from the Afghan blogosphere.

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: They Bloom Again!

March 30th marked the 30th anniversary of Land Day, the commemoration of a 1976 protest against discriminatory practices by the Israeli government. See pictures from a demonstration in the West Bank village of Rafat and read the declaration made by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The following day Laila El-Haddad described the bombardment of Gaza City, jut a few blocks from her house. Finally, of lighter fare, a fashionista’s critique of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.

Baghdad Burning in Spanish, the Trinidadian roots of former Liberian president, Charles Taylor, parliamentary elections in Thailand, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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