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· January, 2015

Stories from Quick Reads from January, 2015

Höség: Water and Windproof Solidarity

30 January 2015

Höség is a Hungarian word that means heat, and that's what supportive people are giving children in the highest zones of Peruvian Andes, where temperatures are so low that “it's winter every day after five in the afternoon”. Warm and functional. Thought on the needs of children who live over...

Upcoming Documentary Looks at Causes of Somali Conflict

6 January 2015

Somali history enthusiast Mohammed Ibrahim Shire blogs about an upcoming Somali documentary Kacaan: The Untold Stories:  ‘Kacaan: The Untold Stories‘ is an upcoming hard-hitting documentary film that will objectively look at the background to the Somali conflict and its causes with special emphasis on events after 1969. It will closely...

Kenyan Blog OilNews Among World’s Top Oil and Gas Websites

5 January 2015

Oilnews Kenya has been ranked as top blog in Africa on matters oil and gas, Kachwanya reports:    The website recently launched as first of its kind in Kenya aiming to give Kenyans insight in the oil and gas industry opening up information platform for explorers, investors and stakeholders in...

MTN South Africa launches FrontRow

5 January 2015

Telecommunication provider MTN South Africa has launched MTN FrontRow, a video-on-demand (VOD) service. Tech Moran reports:    According to MTN, ” MTN FrontRow, is a premium entertainment network that brings you all the TV series and movies you love, even if you’re not an MTN subscriber – and you could get...

Documenting the Struggles of Papuans in Indonesia

14 January 2015

Papuan Voices is a video advocacy initiative that highlights the struggles of the people of West Papua, a province of Indonesia. West Papua has been struggling to be an independent state although this conflict from Indonesia is not widely reported in the media.

Sierra Leone: An Unlikely Fashion Hotspot

6 January 2015

Freetown Fashpack is a fashion blog by an Australian living in Freetown, Sierra Leone who intends to show a different side of a country commonly associated with civil war and blood diamonds:  My name is Jo Dunlop and I’m an Australian living in Freetown, Sierra Leone. After moving here in 2011,...

Kenya Monitor: Mobile Citizen Media and News App

5 January 2015

Kenya Monitor app is a m-Media & News app. It is the to-go citizen journalism app for all local content. It brings together all favorite news in one place from different counties in Kenya. All content is presented in a fun and intuitive manner. Getting reliable news stories about Kenya...

Malaysia Launches New Logo as Chair of ASEAN 2015

1 January 2015

Malaysia is the new chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for the year 2015. This year is crucial for ASEAN as the region takes steps to achieve full integration as a united community. The new logo represents “harmony, close partnership and aspiration of the people from the ten...

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