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· February, 2008

Stories about Breaking News from February, 2008

Cameroon: Will the widespread unrest bring political change?

Cameroon was besieged this week by the worst violence in fifteen years, as a transportation strike formally ended by unions on Wednesday expanded into a more general protest against rising...

EGYPT: Muslim Brotherhood Trial Postponed

“The verdict in the military trial of 40 leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood has been postponed until March 25, according to friends who went out to Haikstep Military Base...

Armenia: Post-Election Revolution Scenario?

That there would be mass demonstrations immediately after the presidential election held last week in Armenia was known long ago. Many observers also figured on yet another attempt by the...

East Timor: Salsinha admits attacking Xanana Gusmão

According to Timor Online [pt], Gastão Salsinha, who replaced Alfredo Reinado as the rebels’ leader after he was killed during the attacks on the East Timor's top leaders, has admitted...

Lebanon: US Embassy in Serbia on Fire

From Lebanon, Sophia keeps us up-to-date with the attack on the US Embassy in Serbia in this post.

Serbia: Twitter Updates from Belgrade

Mini-updates on Twitter from Belgrade 2.0 blogger Viktor Marković are here.

Japan: Gov't to admit Burmese refugees

At the Glocom blog, there is news that the Japanese government is planning to admit refugees from Burma now staying in Thailand.

Martinique: Dockworkers on strike. Again.

In Martinique, le blog de [moi] writes that the port of Fort-de-France is completely blocked [Fr], and has been for a week, by dockworkers on strike. She's not too sympathetic,...

Egypt: No Change in Cuba

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia comments on the latest news regarding Cuba's strongman Fidel Castro's resignation.

Morocco: Bloggers Rally Behind Fouad Mourtada

In Morocco, francophone bloggers rally behind Fouad Mourtada, jailed for posting a Facebook profile that spoofed a member of the Moroccan royal family. Mourtada's arrest reveals the tensions between modern...

Cuba: Castro Steps Down

Cuban bloggers are abuzz with news of Fidel Castro's retirement: Babalu Blog: “My emotions are in turmoil”; Child of the Revolution: “I know that when it comes to Castro, nothing...

Madagascar: Cyclone Ivan Wrecking Havoc.

Tropical Cyclone Ivan has landfalled in the Northeastern region of Madagascar on February, 17th and it is now categorized as a category 4 Hurricane. (via meteo france) Even though Madagascar...

Guyana: Massacre in Bartica

As reports of another massacre – this time in Bartica – reach bloggers, Living Guyana asks “How many more?”

Kosovo & Serbia: Independence Blogging

Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia on Sunday, Feb. 17, has caused both celebrations and protests - as well as plenty of media coverage and an avalanche of blog posts....

Korea: Burning of Namdaemun

Namdaemun, the Great South Gate (called Namdaemun or Sungnyemun), which was established in the 14th century, was ravaged by a fire that broke out on the 10th of February. It...

China: Darfur, a reason to say No?

Is the Darfur issue a reason to say No to the 2008 Beijing Olympics? Spielberg nodded recently, while Mr. Bush shrugged, and Beijing frowned. But how about the common people...

Japan: Future words of the Web Era

Japanese web visionary Umeda Mochio (see earlier translated interview) announces the upcoming release on Feb. 27th of his new book, “Five propositions for a web era: These words will open...

Bahrain: Response to Hezbollah leader's death

Hezbollah has wide support in Bahrain, and there has been an immediate response to the news of the death of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah leader, reports Ayesha Saldanha.

Trinidad & Tobago: “Twittering” the Earthquake

Caribbean Free Radio feels the earth move under her feet in Trinidad – and immediately posts to Twitter.

Syria: Imad Mughniyeh Assassinated

The latest headlines from Damascus talk of a car bomb explosion in the uptown neighborhood of Kafar Suseh. The explosion - as was discovered later today - was a successful...

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