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· October, 2012

Stories about Governance from October, 2012

26 October 2012

Ukraine: Pre-Election Roundup

China: Zero Donations to Government Education Development Fund

Does the recent zero response to the Guizhou Education Bureau's fundraising campaign reflect Chinese people's distrust in government-led charity work?

25 October 2012

Senegal: Casamance Region Hopes for Peace Through Deal in Rome

On October 13 and 14, preliminary talks took place in Rome between representatives of the Senegalese government and of the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (Mfdc). Casamance is a...

Panama: President Cancels Colón Land Sale Plans

Former Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola Sacked

Last Friday 19 October, former Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola was dismissed. The move came after a hearing against him found him guilty of accepting bonuses and not declaring...

China: Failure to End the Slaughter of Migratory Birds

The migratory bird season has come in China; yet instead of searching for food in the warm lake areas, a large number of birds are being slaughtered for human consumption....

24 October 2012

Brazil: Rethinking Drug Policy

Portugal: Initiative Against Proposed State Budget

Ukraine: Homophobic Bill Considered Ahead of Election

Shortly after scrapping the infamous defamation bill in early October, Ukrainian MPs passed another scandalous proposal in the first reading, aimed at “defending children from the propaganda of homosexual lifestyle...

23 October 2012

Guatemala: Soldiers Arrested Over Totonicapán Killings

Panama: Protests Erupt in Colón Over Land Law

The sale of the land in the tax free zone of Colón has sparked a series of protests in Panamá. Government and protesters face off, and neither side seems to...

Iran: A Blogger in Danger

Iran: Bloggers Urge Minister of Education to Resign

Colombia: How Attacks on Energy Infrastructure Affects Citizens

A rise in the number of attacks on Colombia’s energy infrastructure by guerrilla groups FARC and ELN have had a profound impact on the lives of many Colombians.

Kuwait: The Country's Biggest Protest?

Tear gas and stun grenades were used to disperse a protest in Kuwait against changes to the electoral law. The Sunday march attracted about 150,000 out of the country's population...

22 October 2012

Cameroon: Students and Researchers Evaluate the Welfare System

Welfare Systems are rapidly evolving in Sub-Saharan Africa, with some countries having implemented systems allowing evaluation of measures taken several decades ago. Students and researchers from Cameroon have closely examined...

A Maligned Law to Protect the Philippines from Cybercrime

The majority of Filipino internet users and media groups opposed the passage of the Philippine Cybercrime Law because of provisions which they think would curtail media freedom and other civil...

Brazil: Police Violence and Privatization of Public Space in Porto Alegre

Students and activists protesting against the privatization of public space in the city of Porto Alegre earlier this month were violently repressed by military police, after having destroyed an inflatable...

United States: Former Police Chief Blogs for Better Policing

21 October 2012

Bangladesh: Low Dependency on Agricultural Products Prompts Food Security Fears

In the last four decades Bangladesh saw a tremendous rise in the industry and service sectors which prompted the decrease of dependency on agricultural Produces. The decrease in employment in...