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10 February 2016
7 February 2016
An opening ceremony for a children's hospital that was never actually opened to the public. Public funds used despite a government-to-government arrangement. A collapsed access road. What next?
6 February 2016
"Don’t send your children to bring chaos in Kampala and cause confusion during elections, disrupt peace in the country, government will handle you…. you will be shot."
UN:"#LetThemStay: #Nauru is not a safe or appropriate environment to send vulnerable people, esp children."
Chinese Communist Party propaganda now comes in rap form, with lyrics like, "Say it with me, The Four Comprehensives, The Four Comprehensives, a prosperous society is the goal".
5 February 2016
“Oh my God, I'm done for. The Japanese Federale is knocking at my door.”
"During my free time I read about you and learn how to be successful."
"Today, politically motivated groups alleged to be close to the former regime have unleashed a new wave of hate and racism under the “Sinha Le” label."
4 February 2016
"Thanks to #ElectricYerevan we see there are other better possibilities. That was a first great step."
"The future terrifies me: I just can't see how our institutions can recover, how our political atmosphere can become less toxic, how our international reputation can be repaired."
"100,000 Filipinos perished, government buildings lay in ruins—and Manila was Pearl of the Orient no more."
"Jamaica is in need of a leader who is truly interested in laying aside partisan politics...What I witnessed in the video is hyped up bravado and noise..."
1 February 2016
From "irresponsible" to "guardian of traditions": A photo of a popular matador fighting a heifer with his baby in his arms provokes a strong and mixed reaction in Spain.
The 2016 “Simone de Beauvoir Prize" has been awarded to Giusi Nicolini, mayor of Lampedusa and Linosa. She has been called "lioness" “for her brave actions in favour of refugees”
31 January 2016
"Beyonce's video is a problem because it's reductive, and uses India as a prop for capitalist gain. A land and culture she has no right to."
30 January 2016
Are racial stereotypes so ingrained in Trinidad and Tobago that some think criminals can only be of one ethnic denomination? A dramatic robbery in Port of Spain proves that #CrimeHasNoEthnicity.
"Dear The Economist, I am of the deeply considered opinion that you owe President Jonathan and Nigeria an apology..."
29 January 2016
Egyptians Call for the Release of Political Prisoners on the Fifth Anniversary of the Jan25 Revolution
Some 41,000 political prisoners remain in jail in Egypt on the fifth anniversary of the Egyptian revolution. Mira G looks at how they are being remembered.
28 January 2016
Trinidad and Tobago's state housing allocations are allegedly fraught with corruption, leaving the most economically vulnerable, which the Housing Development Corporation is meant to prioritise, without places to call home.
"With respect to the recent ruling at the Privy Council, the simple outcome is that persons who are charged with criminal offences will be made to face a trial."