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· June, 2012

Stories about Humor from June, 2012

Morocco: Theater Group Adapts The Vagina Monologues

The association Théâtre Aquarium has begun the representation of the Moroccan adaptation of the play The Vagina Monologues called Le Spectacle Dialy [fr] in Rabat.  Ali Amar opines that the Moroccan version of the play is a breath of fresh air in the current era of religious conservatism.

Egypt: Mubarak Dies One More Time

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has died at least once every few weeks since the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, which toppled his 32-year reign. Netizens react to the latest speculations regarding his health.

Mozambique: Need a Ride? Take the Chapa

  18 June 2012

Lucas, a Brazilian journalist in Mozambique, on his blog A voz de África (Voice of Africa), wrote a story [pt] that describes peculiar and funny situations one may come across while travelling with the local transport called chapa. A photo report on Demotix illustrates these over-busy minibus taxis in the...

Tajikistan: Becoming a Popular Blogger in 11 Steps

In an ironic post, Blog Avestiyca explains [ru] how to become a popular blogger or social media user in Tajikistan. The author recommends an 11-step process which includes raising obvious issues, blaming everything on corrupt officials, using smart words, and criticizing those who dare to disagree with your opinion.

Azerbaijan: Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator Withdrawn

Uncut, an Index on Censorship blog, says that Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator has been withdrawn from a cinema in Baku, the capital of oil-rich Azerbaijan, for ‘technical reasons.’ The blog draws comparisons between the lifestyle and rule of the fictional Admiral General Aladeen and Azerbaijan's president, Ilham Aliyev.

New eBook of Games for Kids from Around the World

  7 June 2012

The cheerful global blog, PocketCultures has published an e-book about 15 children's games from different countries that can easily be played by readers. The book is called Games for Kids of the World and can be downloaded for free on iPad, Mac or PC.

Kazakhstan Joins the Central Asian Ban on ‘The Dictator’

Following in the footsteps of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan has stopped [ru] showing The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen‘s latest spoof blockbuster. Baron Cohen's 2006 comedy film, Borat, which ridicules Kazakhstan has also been banned in the country. Responding to the news, @registan_net tweets: ‘Come on, Kazakhstan, people are going to start thinking you...

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