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· April, 2011

Stories from Quick Reads from April, 2011

Brunei: Health Promotion Blueprint

During the launching of the Health Promotion campaign in Brunei, a walkathon was organized which was participated by 6,000 people.

Italy: Initiative in Support of Ai Weiwei

While the event itself initially seemed to have passed without comment [it] by traditional media and bloggers in Italy, something is finally happening [it] to call for the release of the Chinese...

Zambia: Live Updates of FAZ AGM

Follow live updates of the long awaited Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Annual General Meeting:”Kalusha [FAZ President] is calling for security now as Livingstone based Mr Kasoka is leading the...

South Sudan: Prose/Poetry Magazine for South Sudan

TORE is a poetry/prose magazine for South Sudan: “There are some great stories & poems in here as well as a few opinion peices on Sudan. There is also some...

Cuba: Silvio and Pablo

In Juan sin nada [es], Juan Orlando Pérez analyzes the state of affairs in Cuba through the politics of famous nueva trova musicians and composers Silvio Rodríguez and Pablo Milanés.

Puerto Rico: Puerto Rican Rock Music

The Latin American music blog Club Fonograma [es] reviews the amazing music of Puerto Rican alternative rock bands Balún and Dávila 666.

Pakistan: We Serve Better Food At Our Weddings

Pakistani blogger Tazeen comments on the UK Royal Wedding: “If I am not wrong, our weddings are better than any royal affair. We serve better food to our people.”

Barbados: Barrow's Beach

Mullins Bay Blog wonders how one of the country's national heroes “would…have graded his heirs and successors, …who sat idly by and did nothing as the sand disappeared and coconut...

China: Centennial Celebration of Tsinghua University

Jing Gao from the Ministry of Tofu explains how the centennial celebration of Tsinghua University turns political.

North Korea: Rumors and Superstitions Surrounding Former US President Carter

Former US President Carter visited the North Korea to resolve the country's nuclear issues, but failed to meet North Korea's reclusive leader, Kim Jong-il. A North Korean insider report, Open...

East Timor: Tourism potential

EngageMedia uploads a video which features the tourism potential of Dili, East Timor and the problems of the tourism sector in the country.

Argentina: Writer Ernesto Sabato Dies at Age 99

Argentine writer Ernesto Sabato passed away on April 30 at age 99. Buenos Aires Herald describes him as “one of the most influential writers in Argentine literature and author of...

Nigeria: Nigerian Governor on Twitter

Nigerian Governor Kayode Fayemi is on Twitter, Nigerian blogger Lord Banks reports.

Chad: White Gold Opens Income Stream For Women

Franseca writes about white gold in Chad: “Shea nuts are indigenous to southern Chad, and have been traditionally pressed into a black oil to add to foods. While nutritious, it...

Cuba: Reflection on the Communist Party Congress

Blogger and journalist Elaine Díaz reflects [es]on the VI Congress of the Communist Party: “[…] The future Cuba should be built ‘by all and for the good of all’ from...

India: 3G Mobile Technology And Rural India

Anonna Dutt at YouthKiAwaaz writes how 3G can change the face of rural India.

Bahamas: Grasping at Straws?

Jerome Pinder at Weblog Bahamas explains why the new Straw Market “will be a test for The Bahamas Government.”

China: Farmer Hangs Himself in Desperation

Olivia from ChinaHush reports on the vulnerable situation Chinese farmers are facing in the market. A recent incident has been the suicide of a 39 year-old farmer, Han Jin.

China: Poem Dedicated to Lobsang Tsepak

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a poem by Woeser dedicated to Lobsang Tsepak, a monk of Kirti Monastery, Ngaba, who was studying at Beijing's Central University for Nationalities and...

Execution Tunnels in North Korea

There are strong claims that tunnels in North Korea have been adapted for mass-executions of political prisoners if the regime ever be threatened, according to local reports. Alec Macph shared...

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