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· September, 2012

Stories about Governance from September, 2012

Algeria: Calls for Anti-US Protests Fall on Deaf Ears

Western embassies were targeted by protesters in many Arab nations after an anti-Islamic movie trailer was published online. Yet calls for protests in the capital of Algeria, Algiers, went mostly...

Madagascar Struggles to Control Domestic Instability

The social and political upheaval engulfing Madagascar extends way beyond its cities. Government forces are also attempting to curb violence between cattle rustlers and farmers across southern Madagascar.

Cabinda: Black Gold of Angola

Cabinda, the eighteenth and most disputed province of Angola, has been waging an ancient struggle for its independence. The majority of the Angolan population says that Cabinda is part of...

Burundi: A Political Will to Provide Universal Education

Iran Blocks Access to Google and Gmail

Iran has blocked Google and Gmail from the Internet for nearly all users, allegedly to protest against an anti-Islam film on YouTube. Others say it's part of a plan to...

Iran: New Wave of Repression Against Bloggers

Several bloggers are facing renewed attacks by government authorities, including jail time and physical attacks. Here are updates on four different bloggers whose challenges appear to keep growing.

DR of Congo: Rwanda is Helping the Rebellion, says Human Rights Watch

Africa: Controversy over the Presidency of the Confederation of African Football

Trinidad & Tobago: Continuing Fallout from Section 34

The fallout from Section 34 and the firing of Justice Minister Hubert Volney continues to be discussed via social media, with netizens weighing in on the (in)adequacy of the Prime...

Mauritania: March to Commemorate the Passing of Rights Activist

Civil rights organisation Touche pas à ma nationalité TPMN ( in English: Do not interfere with my citizenship) has called for a large march to commemorate the passing of anti-racism...

Japan: Citizens Respond to New Nuclear Power Policies

Individuals with vested interests in nuclear power have been named to lead a regulatory commission of the Japanese government that will play crucial role in determining whether to phase out...

Spain: Catalans Continue to Push for Independence

Since last Tuesday saw the largest pro-Catalan independence rally in the region's history, pro-independence activists have continued to pressure politicians to match rhetoric with swift action. Read an overview of...

Myanmar: Cheers and Jeers for Peace Day Rally

Despite threats from the police, various groups in Myanmar staged peaceful actions to celebrate the International Day of Peace last September 21. The participants demanded an end in the civil...

Georgia: ‘Broom Revolution’ as Elections Approach

Thousands have protested in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, after videos showing physical abuse in the country's prison system aired on some television stations and were shared on YouTube.

Iran: Google and Gmail Will Be Filtered

Brunei: e-Darussalam Government Portal

Russia: Human Rights Figures Petition Online to Free May 6 Prisoners

Trinidad & Tobago: Justice Minister Fired, but is it Enough?

Earlier this week, the Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, delivered a national address on the issue of the controversial Section 34 of the Indictable Offences Act. After...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Hatred in the Caucasus

Azerbaijan: Political Forces United on Pardoned Axe Murderer

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