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· January, 2014

Stories about Governance from January, 2014

24 January 2014

3 Keys to Understanding Burkina Faso's Anti-President Compaoré Protests

On Saturday January 18th, widespread protests took place against constitutional reforms proposed by president Blaise Camporé. But what do the protests mean?

23 January 2014

A Growing Job Market for Young People in Senegal: The Fishing Sector

East Timor: ‘Australia Spied on Us for Oil Secrets’

East Timor is battling Australia in The Hague over Australia's alleged spying and violation of East Timor's sovereignty in a dispute over an oil and gas treaty between the two.

China Arrests Ilham Tohti, Peaceful Advocate for Uyghur Minority

Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece Global Times accused university professor Ilham Tohti of being a separatist. His supporters maintain he opposes violence and independence for the Uyghur people.

22 January 2014

Who Bears the Cost of Russia's Olympics?

RuNet Echo

Accusations of corruption continue to plague Sochi Olympic preparations.

How Protecting the Environment and Fighting Poverty Are Linked in Madagascar

Madagascar's disappearing ecosystem cannot sustain its population any longer. But solutions do exist.

The Worrisome Job Market Projection in Burkina Faso

Political Propaganda in the New Panamanian Passports?

The new electronic passports issued by Panama carry in its pages images of accomplishments by the government of Ricardo Martinelli. The move has generated irritation and reactions.

21 January 2014

Cartoon Character ‘Meena’ Changes South Asian Attitudes Towards Girls

"Since her inception 14 years ago she has shown millions of women and girls what can be achieved."

Iran:Tehran Welcomes China's Help to Launch the National Internet

Malaysian Prime Minister Sparks Water Spinach Meme Over Rising Prices

Reacting to protests against rising food prices, Malaysia's prime minister reminded the public that the price of kangkung or water spinach has gone down. This remark unleashed a kangkung meme

Who Actually Lives in the Houses Built After Haiti's Earthquake?

Expensive yet poorly constructed, squatters reign in homes that were intended for Haiti's earthquake victims.

Chinese Civil Servants Demand Higher Salaries

Philippine Typhoon Haiyan Victims Complain of Slow Relief and Substandard Shelters

Dead bodies are still being retrieved in the Visayas two months after typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. Temporary shelters were also exposed to be overpriced and substandard

Self Defense Against Drug Cartels or the Mexican Government in Michoacán?

In an effort to bring peace to the state of Michoacán, the government has sent the military to disarm citizen self-defense groups who have taken up arms against organized crime.

18 January 2014

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back for China's Stock Market Reforms

After only two weeks of letting market forces set companies' initial public offerings, China's stock market authorities rolled back some of their reforms.

17 January 2014

Enforced Disappearances in Sri Lanka: 2006-2013

Ukraine Stifles Freedom of Speech, Peaceful Protest With New Law

The Ukrainian parliament has passed a law that openly restricts free speech, peaceful protest and free communications in the country, leaving citizens and journalists outraged.

The Sad Fate of Multimillionaire Marriages in Russian Officialdom

RuNet Echo

Russia’s leading anti-corruption blogger, Alexey Navalny, is making waves again with his latest online work, a series of allegations against Maxim Liksutov, the head of Moscow’s department of transportation.

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