Stories about History from April, 2011
Rwanda: Remembering the Rwandan Genocide
April 6, 2011, marked the beginning of the seventeenth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. It is a time to reflect on the unforgivable human errors that led to the despicable slaughter of close to a million Rwandans, mostly Tutsis. Bloggers discuss a variety of themes related to the genocide.
Ukraine: “Stalin” Tea Sparks Controversy
Blurred attitudes toward the recent communist past in Ukraine are being eagerly exploited by manufacturers. Tetyana Bohdanova reports on the ongoing heated discussion among Ukrainian netizens, which was sparked by the promotion of a tea named after Joseph Stalin.
Macedonia: Construction Over A Probable Archeological Site
After examining historical documents and Google maps, Volan concluded – here and here [MKD] – that the new administrative building for the Public Enterprise of Skopje Waterworks is probably being built over the remains of Skopje's ancient Lower Town – an issue ignored by the traditional media. “How could the...
Trinidad & Tobago: On Race
“We need to work hard at bringing all of our people back fully into the national family if we ever hope to advance as a nation…”: Plain Talk tackles the issue of racism.
Haiti: “Sweet Micky”‘s Mandate
Dying in Haiti puts forward the new president's mathematical mandate, saying: “His opportunity to do good for Haiti is huge. It would be great if he would deliver on just one of his big promises above. It would be great to be pleasantly surprised.”
Rwanda: 17 Years Ago Today in Rwanda
17 years ago today in Rwanda: “There will be a number of ceremonies in Rwanda this year to mark the 1994 Genocide. I understand there is a candle light walk tonight, April 6, starting at 6pm from Amahoro Stadium in the Remera district of Kigali, heading to Kicukiro district. On...
China: No More Time Travel Drama
The Chinese censor machine is not happy about time-travel drama, saying that it disrespects history. ChinaHush has translated the local news about the banning of the TV genre by the General Bureau of Radio, Film and Television.
Argentina: 29 Years Later, Argentinians Remember Heroes of Falklands War
On April 2, 29 years since the conflict between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falklands, Argentines paid tribute to the fallen heroes of the war in 1982.
India: Billions Celebrate Cricket World Cup Victory
On Saturday, 2nd April 2011, India's cricket team - the Men in Blue created history in Mumbai's Wankhede stadium when they beat Sri Lanka by six wickets to triumphantly lift the cricket World Cup trophy. We bring you images that capture the mood of the jubilant team and their fans.
India: Logics Against Cash Awards To Sportsmen
Indian state governments have lined up to shower cash prizes and land allocations on the members of Indian cricket team, who recently won the Cricket World Cup 2011. Nitin Pai at The Acorn is against this medieval-style patronage of sportsmen at public expense.
Bhutan: Memories Of Bangladesh
Dorji Wangchuk accompanied His Majesty the King of Bhutan on a tour to Bangladesh to attend its 40th Independence celebrations. The blogger shares his impressions on Bangladesh and the Bangladeshis.
Russia-Estonia: Renaming the Bronze Soldier
LJ user jurialhaz comments on [RUS] how Estonia has renamed the Tallinn Bronze Soldier monument – the object of the 2007 bilateral dispute with Russia – into “Monument to the soldiers of the Soviet army, who occupied Tallinn on 22 September 1944.”
Thailand: Songkran Festival website
The Thailand government has set up a website in preparation for the Songkran Festival 2011, a traditional New Year holiday in Thailand.
Cuba: Hope from the Carter Meeting
“I know Jimmy Carter does not hold in his hands the solutions for all of Cuba”: Still, Octavo Cerco reflects on her meeting with the former U.S. President, saying that it “remind[s] [her] that…there is a light at the end of the road.”
Mali: Innocence Lost
Ayigbe Boys loves the innocence captured in a photo taken by Malian photographer, Malick Sidibe who is noted for his black-and-whites of popular culture in the 1960s in Bamako.
Bangladesh: Buddhist Tourism Sites
Bangladesh Unlocked highlights some of the archeological sites in Bangladesh which are rich and tangible remains of a great Buddhist culture.