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· January, 2012

Stories about War & Conflict from January, 2012

13 January 2012

Puerto Rico: Reflection on Violence

Africa: Good Development Blog

South Korea: National Security Law Draws Intense Criticism

Kenya, Somalia: Twitter War – Kenyan Army Versus Al Shabaab

Kenya's military incursion into Somalia against the militant group Al Shabaab dubbed “Operation Linda Nchi” (Swahili for “Operation Defend the Country”) has found a new battleground: Twitter.

Syria: Emergency Refugees

Sri Lanka: LTTE Will Resume Arms Struggle?

11 January 2012

Online Chat with Angelina Jolie About Bosnian War Film

Global Voices in French: Translators’ Choice 2011

In 2011, volunteer translators at Global Voices in French translated hundreds of articles and updates on world events and we'd like to say "'Merci!". We've asked them which translation struck...

Brazil: Blogger Criticizes Report on the Murder of Indigenous Child

Nigeria 2011: A Year of Small Victories and Great Challenges

2011 will go down in Nigeria's history as the year of the nation's third presidential election since independence. For the first half of the year, the blogosphere was abuzz with...

Iran: “This bomb is a statement”

Guinea-Bissau: President Passes Away Amidst Political Upheaval

After being hospitalized for almost three months, the President of Guinea-Bissau, Malam Bacai Sanhá, passed away in Paris on Monday, January 9. He was 64 years and died of diabetes,...

10 January 2012

Syria: Netizens Angered by Assad's Speech

Syrian President Bashar Al Assad gave a long rambling speech today, which further angered Syrians protesting against his dictatorship. When Arab leaders speak, netizens take to their keyboards and engage...

Yemen: Saleh Gets Away With Murder…He Gets Immunity

The Yemeni Cabinet endorsed [December 8] a draft law which grants legal immunity to outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh based on the GCC agreement, despite nationwide protests demanding Saleh's trial...

Mexico: Human Rights Commission Publishes Preliminary Report on Killing of Guerrero Students

Honduras: Priest Denounces Police Attack

Brazil: Murder of Indigenous Child Provokes Reactions

The murder of an indigenous Awá-Gwajá child, allegedly burnt alive by loggers in the state of Maranhao, Brazil, has caused outrage throughout the Internet, as well as disbelief by many...

Philippines: Filipina Amazons

9 January 2012

South Sudan: Humanitarian Crisis in the World's Newest Country

Less than a year since declaring its independence in July 2011 to become the world's newest country, South Sudan continues to face a humanitarian crisis especially in the wake of...