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· March, 2015

Stories about Politics from March, 2015

31 March 2015

In Zambia, a Tomato Pushes Joblessness Center Stage

Zambia's unemployment rate is ranked 9th highest in Africa.

Kazakhstan Ponders 2026 World Cup Bid

"Everyone saw how the Brazilians cried in 2014. In 2026 we might as well hang ourselves."

As Elections in Guinea Approach, the Opposition Raises Some Alarm

In 2010, the first round of voting, monitored by international observers, took place peacefully, though several violent incidents marred the second round, as 24 candidates stood for high office.

Tajikistan's Mosques Are Acting as Government Mouthpieces

"We left the mosque before [prayers] finished. We decided not to go there again because our mosques have turned into places of fraud."

30 March 2015

Municipal Referendum to Preserve Skopje Shopping Centre Scheduled

An Interview with Anna Nemtsova About Being a Russian Journalist

Independent Russian journalist Anna Nemtsova talks to Global Voices about the assassination of Boris Nemtsov (no relation), Putin's recent unexplained disappearance, and censorship in Russia.

Favianna Rodríguez: ‘Artists are Risk Takers and Truth Speakers’

Favianna, the daughter of Peruvian migrants to the United States, now 36-years-old, is a force to be reckoned with.

29 March 2015

#NigeriaDecides Their Country's Next President in Hotly Contested Race

The election commission extended voting into Sunday, March 29, 2015, due to technical problems in some parts of the country.

Community Tributes for Lee Kuan Yew Draw a Million People in Singapore

Lee Kuan Yew is Singapore's founding Prime Minister who ruled the country for more than three decades.

27 March 2015

Ecuadorians Take to the Streets to Protest Government

The Media's Role in Mexico's ‘Warped’ Democracy

Who to Follow on Yemen on the Second Day of Saudi-Led Air Strikes

Yemeni journalists, bloggers and activists are covering the current war in Yemen. Abir Ghattas takes a look at what they are saying

Trinidad & Tobago's Politics Hits New Low With ‘Product of Rape’ Mudslinging

"Vernella has offended every victim of rape and sexual abuse, every child born out of rape and incest...As a woman, she should know better. I am appalled and disgusted."

The Arduous Journey of Colombian Migrants Headed for Chile

Global Voices, in collaboration with Connectas, Agenda Propia, Útero.pe, Vice and El Mercurio de Antofagasta, explored the challenges and history of migration in Latin America during a Google Hangout.

26 March 2015

Prisoner of Conscience Pedro Canché's Letter to Journalist Carmen Aristegui

Balloons Released in Brussels in Support of Jailed Iranian Student Hamid Babaei

Ever since the tribulations of Hamid Babaei and his wife began, his classmates at Liège and in Brussels have shown them unrelenting solidarity.

Belarus Tightens Grip on Internet With New Data Retention Decree

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

The new data retention demands are just the latest in a string of restrictive Internet measures employed by Belarus in the wake of the next presidential election.

‘Diner en Blanc’ Fans the Flames of Jamaica's Social and Economic Divide

'Diner en Blanc' is a worldwide phenomenon - but staging it in economically challenged Jamaica, with its ever-widening gap between the haves and have nots, has left a bitter taste.

Defiant Tunisia Hosts the World Social Forum

Less than a week after the deadly attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis, the World Social Forum kicked off on Tuesday with an anti-terror march.

25 March 2015

Cameroonians Aren't Happy With Le Monde's Coverage of Their President's Health

Cameroonians skewered the French newspaper's coverage, which reported that President Biya's trip to Europe was health-related. Some said it was an invasion of privacy or an attempt to destabilize Cameroon.

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