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· September, 2012

Stories about History from September, 2012

South Korea: Presidential Nominee Stumbles Over Unresolved History

South Korea's ruling conservative party’s presidential nominee has suffered a major setback after she made an offensive remark on a notoriously unfair trial made under her father’s authoritarian rule. Former...

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...

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

Human Rights Watch wrote [fr]: In addition to deploying reinforcements and recruits to support military operations, Rwandan military officials have been providing important military support to the M23 rebels, including weapons, ammunition,...

Global: The 2012 edition of ‘Wiki Loves Monuments’

Julien L. wrote the following on numerama.com: The Wiki Loves Monuments copyright-free landmarks photo contest is going particularly well. Nearly a week after its launch, more than 50 000 photographs...

Thailand: Historic Cigarette Cards Now Digitized

Historically 176 sets of cards, totaling around 9000 individual cards, representing 42 tobacco companies, were made for the Thai market. Of these some 60 sets were Thai specific designs. To...

What's the Verdict on Uganda@50 Independence Song?

'Yoga Yoga' is the official celebration song for Uganda's 50th year of independence, featuring Ugandan artists such as Esther Nabaasa, Ruyonga, Barbara Kayaga, Hum Kay and Richard Kaweesa. Some netizens...

Russia: SocialCamp, Crowdsourcing and Open Data

A SocialCamp Russia 'unconference' took place in Moscow from 7th to 9th of September. Over the course of three days social activists spoke about projects aimed at raising awareness, improving...

Bulgaria: Sofia, “Past&Present”

To celebrate the Day of the Bulgarian capital Sofia on Sept. 17, Alexander Nikolov posted a photo project called Past&Present. Each photo in this project combines an old and a...

Maghreb, France: The Arc of Revolution is Long but It Bends towards Freedom

Had humanity obsessed itself with  the potential pitfalls of every fight for emancipation and always analyze the events under the prism of one segment of society, we all will still be living...

Mexico Also Remembers September 11 Attacks

Eleven years have passed since the attacks on the World Trade Center in the city of New York and on the Pentagon in Washington D.C. in the United States of...

Chile: 1973 Coup d'etat in 140 Characters

How would netizens have followed the coup d'etat of September 11, 1973 in Chile if Twitter had existed?

China: Political Lexicon

Qian Gang looks into the political lexicons since the 11th National Congress to show the power plays within the Chinese Communist Party.

Malaysia: Furor Over Alleged National Flag Redesign

Is it time to change the flag of Malaysia? The opposition is accused of proposing a flag redesign while the country is celebrating its Independence Day.

Jordan: What Happened to Education?

Roba Al Assi shares a video of the opening of the University of Jordan in 1962 on her blog And Far Away. She writes: As a graduate of the the...

Bangladesh: Vikrampur -The City Underneath

Bangladesh Unlocked exposes another of the country's ancient secrets – the ruins of 6th and 7th century CE beneath the grounds of Vikrampur city (present day Munshiganj).

Libya: Salafists Wage War on Sufi Shrines

Libya's Sufi religious sites and heritage are under attack - by the Salafists. The ultra-conservative Islamists have attacked major Sufi shrines and libraries in the north-western town of Zliten, the...

Syria: The Flag Debacle

Syrian revolutionaries have chosen the country's independence flag as their symbol after months of conflict in the country. Some people are arguing that it is the Independence flag, and others...

Cambodia: Living Memory of the Khmer Project

The Southeast Asia Digital Library has a project called ‘Living Memory of the Khmer’ which highlights the modern history of Cambodia.

Mauritania: A Diplomat's Take on the Azawad

Mauritanian writer and diplomat Mohamed Mahmoud Weddady writes a series of posts in his blog entitled: “Papers about Azawad” [ar], about history and people of Azawad region. This post, for...

Trinidad & Tobago: 50 Doesn't Add Up

How come the nation never learn to grow as a nation from all its peoples and from its individual talents? And how come the money and the success not giving...

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