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· July, 2013

Stories about History from July, 2013

Back from Germany, Workers Demand Promised Wages in Mozambique

Every Wednesday, dozens of Mozambican citizens march in the main streets of the capital city, Maputo, wearing German flags or raising them in their hands. They are called ‘Magermans’, meaning...

Macedonia: Ohrid's Hidden Medieval Masks

A traveling blogger and communications specialist in the tourism industry, Tricia A. Mitchell, tells of her curious find in Macedonia's UNESCO registered Ohrid old town.

Bosnian Fans of Serbia's Red Star Football Carve 60-Meter Mountainside Logo

As many fans and foreign friends from the region attest, it is a sign of true fanaticism for one's favorite football club.

State of Islam in Southeast Asia

Murray Hunter of the University Malaysia Perlis discusses the situation of Muslim-majority societies in Southeast Asia as well as the issues associated with the rise of Islam in the region....

Foreign Words Invade Traditional Japanese

A 71-year-old man is suing Japan's public broadcaster because he is literally lost in translation, in his very own country.

Poet Aimé Césaire's Battle Continues Stronger than Ever

The verdict in the Trayvon Martin case coincided with what would have been Césaire's 100th birthday. Our new author Amadou Lamine Badji from Senegal, examines the correlation.

Cave Temple in Sri Lanka

Uditha Wijesena informs that Dambulla cave temple is the best preserved cave temple in Sri Lanka.

Exploring India's History Through Family Photos

The Indian Memory Project describes itself as "a visual and oral history of the Indian subcontinent via family archives". Global Voices has spoken to founder Anusha Yadav about what inspired...

The Bahamas: Life Begins at 40?

The Bahamas marked its 40th anniversary of independence from Great Britain this week. A few bloggers shared their thoughts about the milestone…

Mafia Hukum, the Law Mafia in Indonesia

Indonesia Law Online tackles Mafia Hukum or Law Mafia in Indonesia and the campaign to end corruption in the judiciary : Mafia Hukum, the Indonesian term for the blocks of...

Online Resources to Monitor Cambodian Elections

On July 28, Cambodian voters will decide whether to end or extend the 28-year rule of the Cambodian People’s Party as the nation prepares for its fifth National Assembly elections...

Royal Abdications: Netherlands, Belgium, Will Spain be Next?

Abdications by two European kings within few months have unleashed in Spain speculations about a possible stepping down by king Juan Carlos in favour of his son Felipe. Meanwhile, Belgium...

Crooks, Thieves and the Independent Mayors Who Run Russia

The mayor of Yaroslavl will spend the next two months behind bars on extortion charges. A former United Russia member who ran as an opposition-friendly independent, Evgeny Urlashov won the...

China: Statue Built and Removed

The Statue of the Soong Ching Ling, wife of Sun Yat-sen, the founder of Republic of China, was appeared in November 2011 in Zhengzhou to mark the 100th anniversary of...

Hong Kong's Cosmetics Brand

Traditional Kyrgyz Clothing

Personal appearance can tell a lot about a person and his nation. Traditional clothes of the Kyrgyz people is important part of material and spiritual culture of the nation, and...

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