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· January, 2012

Stories about Breaking News from January, 2012

23 January 2012

Mozambique: Mayor Shares Photos of Storm Damage on Facebook

Madagascar: Exiled Former President Ravalomanana Refused Return

Since January 18 2012, former president Marc Ravalomanana has announced that he would return to Madagascar soon after being in exile in South Africa for three years. On January 21,...

22 January 2012

Yemen: Saleh Gets Impunity After All

Yemen's parliament has endorsed the law granting outgoing Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh total immunity from any crimes committed during his rule, including the killing of protesters since the beginning...

17 January 2012

Pakistan: In The Time of Rumors

Recently rumors about a military coup were being pushed along by TV channels and were all over on social media in Pakistan, especially on Twitter. The Twitterati were informing each...

15 January 2012

Video Highlights: Activism, Freedom of Speech, Identity and Culture

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Middle East and North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, Western, Eastern and Central Europe, East Asia and Latin America,...

4 January 2012

Cameroon: Violent Clashes Between Motorbike Taxi Drivers and Douala Citizens

On December 31, 2011 in the popular district of Deido in Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon, riots broke out between the inhabitants of the district and motorbike taxi drivers,...

Singapore: Ministers to Take a Pay Cut

Singapore politicians are among the highest paid leaders in the world but they will receive salary cuts this year after a government committee has recommended hefty cuts to the pay...

Peruvians Debate Possible Pardon for Alberto Fujimori

One of the most debated topics right now in Peru, especially on social networks, is the possibility that ex-President Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a sentence of 25 years in...

3 January 2012

Brazil: Military Police Strike and Looting Cause Panic in Fortaleza

On the eve of the New Year's festivities, the population in the state of Ceará, Brazil, was taken by surprise with a strike by the military police and firefighters. Propagating...

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