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· November, 2012

Stories about Politics from November, 2012

28 November 2012

Angola's Sophisticated Censorship

The 37 years of independence of Angola don't translate into more press freedom. Rather, the model of Angolan censorship is getting increasingly sophisticated. The most recent attack was against the...

Is Meles Zenawi's Ghost Haunting Ethiopians?

Although Meles Zenawi, the late Ethiopian Prime Minister, was formally declared dead three months ago after months of speculation about his whereabouts, his ghost shows no sign of loosening its...

China's “Great Global Thinkers” for 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: No Simple Highway

University lecturer and environmentalist Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh, who began his hunger strike on November 15 outside the Prime Minister's office as a protest against the construction of one part of...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Senegal Scam

Côte d'Ivoire: Online Campaign Says No to Holding Multiple Public Offices

Ivorian bloggers have initiated a campaign for a real public debate on the issue of parliamentarians simultaneously holding multiple elected offices in Côte d'Ivoire. Tired of seeing parliamentarians also being...

27 November 2012

Why Are Government Jobs in China So Popular?

More young people sat the National Public Servant Exam this year in China than ever before. Some believe young people seek job security while others worry the private sector is...

Iran: Reflections on Gaza and Israel

For many in Iran, the issues surrounding Gaza, Hamas, and Palestine are viewed through a prism of politics. Condemning Hamas publicly means becoming a target. One Iranian student organization, became...

Tahrir Square: Unleashing Egyptian Creativity

Bermuda: Elections & Social Media

Candidates Gear up for Ecuador's 2013 Presidential Election

Protests Put an End to Chris Brown's Guyana Gig

Just over a month ago, Guyanese bloggers were voicing their displeasure over talk of a Chris Brown concert that was allegedly being supported by the government. Much of the controversy...

Mistresses – China's New Corruption Warriors

In the past week, two corruption cases have been exposed, not by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China (CCP), but by the mistresses or...

26 November 2012

Are Japan's Upcoming Elections Unconstitutional?

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda dissolved the lower house of the Japanese parliament on November 16, 2012 and set general elections for December 16, 2012. However, according to a group of...

Mauritanians Protest French Interference

Yemen: Ashoura Celebration in Sanaa Attacked

November 24th is Ashoura Day, and it is a day that is commemorated in the Muslim world by both the Sunni and Shite sects. However in Yemen, it was a...

Israelis React to Barak's Retirement from Politics

Israel's Minister of Defense, Ehud Barak, who previously served as Israel's Prime Minister (1999-2001) and IDF Chief of Staff (1991-1995), made a surprise announcement in a press conference today, saying...

Trinidad & Tobago: Alternate Highway Proposal

Scenes from Malaysia’s ‘Green Walk’

Malaysia’s ‘Green Walk’ started with 70 participants on November 13. After two weeks, the march ended in the country’s capital which was participated and supported by more than 15,000 people....

Ivorian and Russian Bloggers Make Light of the Electoral Fiasco for the Presidency of the French Conservative Party