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· March, 2014

Stories about Governance from March, 2014

21 March 2014

Taiwan's #CongressOccupied Protest, Translated

Hundreds of translators have organized themselves through Facebook to translate stories about protesters' occupation of Taiwan's legislature following the ruling party's passage of a controversial trade agreement with China.

20 March 2014

Algerian Opposition TV Network Shuttered Ahead of Presidential Elections

Independent television network Al-Atlas TV, known for broadcasting Algerian opposition viewpoints without any restriction or censorship, was shut down by Algerian authorities on March 11.

19 March 2014

Protesters Occupy Taiwan's Legislature Over China Trade Deal

Angry protesters surrounded the Legislation Yuan and some stormed the floor demanding a proper review of the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement signed with China.

18 March 2014

Macedonian Government to Introduce Internet Filtering

Tajik MP Comes Out Against Cousin Marriage

Saodat Amirshoeva, a female MP in Tajikistan, has a passion for trying to regulate marriage. She is now urging the parliament to ban cousin marriage.

16 March 2014

Are ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ Outdated Terms in African Politics?

The cold war defined post-colonial African politics with its left vs right dichotomy. But is it still relevant for the continent today ?

15 March 2014

Malaysia Airlines MH370 Mystery Fuels Conspiracy Theories

After a week of waiting for answers in the disappearance of flight MH370 and its 239 occupants, conspiracy theories have cropped to fill the void about what happened.

12 March 2014

Saudi Arabia Controls Babies Names

For Abortion Rights in Bolivia, A Modest Gain

Bolivia's highest court rejected a constitutional challenge to a restrictive abortion law, while ruling that legal abortions no longer require a judge's consent.

Activists Mobilize for Passage of Brazil's Internet Bill of Rights

The Land of Fires, Italy's “Gateway to Hell”

For years the land between Naples and Caserta has been used for the illegal dumping of dangerous waste products that are poisoning the environment and causing tumours.

11 March 2014

Reducing the Gap Between Africa's Rich and Poor

"Some take a plane to get treated for hay fever, while others are pushing up daisies because they can’t afford basic malaria treatment."

8 March 2014

China Dismisses WWI Comparison Amid Tense Relations With Japan

“2014 is neither 1914 nor 1894, it’s better for [Japan] to regard post-war Germany as a role model than make a fuss about Germany before WWI.“

China to Test Drones to Combat Smog Problem

"I am afraid this method does little to tackle the problem. Throughout history, China has only been met with failure when it tried to combat nature."

6 March 2014

Venezuela Cuts Ties with Panama

The Venezuelan government cut diplomatic and commercial ties with Panama. Social networks have exploded with comments full of surprise at this decision.

Son of Dead Nigerian Dictator Sani Abacha Defends Father's Legacy

Sadiq Abacha lectured Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka after he criticised the government for honoring his father with a Centenary Award.

Protesters in Brazil: ‘There Will Not Be a World Cup!’

"Our purpose is to stop the World Cup! To show nationally and internationally that the popular power does not want the Cup!" Agência Pública reports on this movement.

5 March 2014

Pascal Simbikangwa, Prime Accused in the Rwandan Genocide, Goes on Trial in France

Pascal Simbikangwa, charged with complicity in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, is finally being brought to trial in a French court, 20years after the massacre of about 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and...