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· July, 2012

Stories about Governance from July, 2012

23 July 2012

Armenia: Human Rights Record Scrutinized at UN

Armenia's human rights record  was scrutinized by the United Nations Human Rights Committee earlier this week in Geneva, 14 years after its last consideration before the committee in 1998.

Portugal: Tugaleaks Bank Account Deemed as Terrorist and Closed

22 July 2012

Malawi: Joyce Banda's 100 Days in Office Amidst Controversy

Malawian President Joyce Banda became Africa's second female head of state after Liberia's President following the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika. How has she performed after 100 days in...

Russia: The Denver Cinema Shooting As A Case for Gun Rights in Russia

Hungary: Community News Site Takes On Neglected Fire Hydrants

Faulty and out-of-order fire hydrants made it difficult to control a fire that broke out in the Kutya mountain, close to the town of Nagykovácsi in Hungary. This inspired the...

21 July 2012

Is Tunisia a Banana Republic?

Tunisian netizens react to a Tunisian MP's use of the term "President of the Banana Republic" to refer to interim President Moncef Marzouki, during a heated parliamentary debate.

Zambia: New Minimum Wage Pits Employers Against Government

The Statutory Instrument stipulating the minimum wage payable to domestic servants, shop workers and other general workers is arguably one of the most controversial policies of the 10 months old...

Moldova: Communism – Is It Really Over Now?

On June 12, Moldova’s parliament condemned the Soviet totalitarian communist regime and prohibited the use of the communist symbols, the hammer and sickle. Diana Lungu reports on the online reactions...

20 July 2012

Colombia: Locals Demand End to Cauca Conflict

For years, the indigenous people of the municipality of Toribio in Cauca have put up with hundreds of battles provoked by the guerrilla, paramilitary groups, and the military. The conflict...

Mali: What is The ECOWAS Waiting for ?

Russia: Yaroslavl Court Bans LiveJournal

RuNet Echo

Earlier this week, a Yaroslavl court responded to a request from local police and ordered Internet provider Netis Telekom to shut off access to a handful of websites, including Russia's...

Togo: Keeping an Eye on a Budding Political Crisis

Indonesia: “Jokowi vs Foke” in Jakarta Governor Election Run-Off

It's going to be a “Jokowi vs Foke” showdown in the Jakarta, Indonesia governor election run-off in September. Jokowi is a mayor of Solo City in Central Java while Foke...

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