Monthly Archives: February 2007

links for 2007-02-23

Biology of the Worst Kind: Jowls Are Available Lovely Jenny Diski Second Life critique, published in London Review of Books (tags: secondlife funny) Second Life experiences and surprises at A Better World in Second Life Excellent piece on ways people … Continue reading

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Free Kareem, and everyone else illegally imprisoned in Egypt

A court in Egypt sentenced blogger Kareem Sulaiman to four years in prison for “inciting hatred of Islam” and insulting President Hosni Mubarak. Kareem isn’t the first Egyptian blogger to go to prison, but unlike my friend Alaa Adb El … Continue reading

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The good part of yesterday…

The bad part of yesterday – some guy poked me in the eye with a sharp needle. And I paid for the privilege. The good part: I got to hang out with Chris Lydon for an hour, live, on the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Grandpa Bob’s Birthday

“All I want for my birthday is absolute power. Oh, and diamond mines. And maybe a nice motor coach.” Robert Mugabe didn’t actually say this. But actions and words around his 83rd birthday celebration suggest that the old man doesn’t … Continue reading

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Reuters’ (and Global Voices’) new Africa coverage

Our friends at Reuters launched a new site today – an Africa-focused site that lets readers drill down to stories on individual nations. On the top, right-hand corner of each of these country pages is a set of blog links. … Continue reading

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links for 2007-02-21

swissinfo – Mortar blasts kill 16 in Mogadishu Mortar attacks, possibly from armed gangs paid by the UIC, against transitional government positions in Mogadishu (tags: somalia africa) At least 12 killed as fighting returns to Mogadishu | The Guardian | … Continue reading

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Pining for the fjords…

At Global Voices we’re excited about cross-cultural encounters, moments where people from different countries start talking to one another on common issues, like the dialog that took place between Chinese and African bloggers at the Hibiscus project meeting this past … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Global Voices, Just for fun, Media | 6 Comments

links for 2007-02-20

Three cholera deaths confirmed as unrest grows in Zimbabwe | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited Things fall apart – officials confirm that raw sewage is being pumped into one of the main water supplies, cholera is becoming more common. It … Continue reading

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Whitaker evokes Uganda from decades ago. What about now?

I saw The Last King of Scotland last night and had been prepared to be pissed off about yet another Africa film with a white protagonist. But Forest Whitaker gives an absolutely extraordinary performance as Idi Amin. During the credits, … Continue reading

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links for 2007-02-19

El Oso, El Moreno, and El Abogado ? Blog Archive ? Foreign Correspondents Replaced By Digital DJ’s David Sasaki on the “digital DJ”, a new figure in the international newsroom, choosing the best bits from citizen media dn other sources … Continue reading

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