The latest update of the python2-urwid package breaks wicd-curses' interface. wicd itself and wicd-gtk are still functional.
I found these references:
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-94 … 1f61bf1395
I temp-solved by reverting to the previous version (1.0.2-2).
Not sure if I should mark this as solved as the problem seems to be upstream.
I was just hit by this bug myself, but downgraded. I have the previous version for x64 if somebody else need it, let me know.