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EIU: Bahrain more democratic

EIU: Bahrain more democratic

10 Jan, '114 Comments

In a GDN report entitled “Democracy Is Taking Root” this morning, it shows that Bahrain’s democracy has climbed fully eight ranks from 130 in 2008 to 122 this year according to an EIU report: BAHRAIN is more democratic now than it was two years ago, according to a report by a leading research and analysis […]

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Africa’s 54th State

Africa’s 54th State

9 Jan, '113 Comments

Two million lives lost in innumerable wars over more than two decades could probably lie in peace at last once the much anticipated result of the Sudanese secession referendum is announced in February with the birth of a new nation, the 54th in the African continent a forgone conclusion. From listening to the news and […]

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Torture in plain daylight, and in front of a sitting MP

9 Jan, '117 Comments

While the US Ambassador was assuring us that human rights is very important to the political leadership in this country in an interview released today in Alwasat, it’s ironic that in the very same issue a news article confirms the torture of a citizen in front of a sitting MP! قال رئيس كتلة الوفاق البرلمانية […]

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The Ambassador Speaketh

The Ambassador Speaketh

9 Jan, '110 Comments

Interesting interview in Al-Wasat this morning in which its editor-in-chief interviewed the departing American Ambassador to Bahrain Mr Adam Ereli. The interview had three axes: reflections on his tenure in Bahrain, Freedoms of Expression as exercised (or lack thereof) in Bahrain and the Internet in particular and lastly human rights. It’s surprising and refreshing to […]

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Birds welcome!

Birds welcome!

8 Jan, '110 Comments

I put up a couple of bird houses in the front garden this morning, in view of one of our favourite chilling out spots. I hope they get made use of, especially by ‘Flitty Fred‘! (the Graceful Prinias which have made our garden their home, very sweet!)

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