· June, 2015

Stories from Quick Reads from June, 2015

Storipot: A News Aggregator for Ugandan Blogs

  30 June 2015

Keep up to date with news and conversations on Ugandan blogosphere through Storipot, a news aggregator created by Dignited: Storipot is a News aggregator that provides you with headlines of the latest stories (“Feeds”) curated from websites and blogs by or about Uganda. Storipot helps you filter through the noise...

Kenyan Blogger Defamation Case Highlights the Need for Education

  30 June 2015

Shitemi Khamadi argues that a case where a telecommunication provider, Safaricom, has sued a Kenyan blogger Cyprian Nyakundi for defamation highlights the need for education on the law and Internet in Kenya: The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) in whose mandate is to promote online local content has been running...

Peruvian Police Arrest Elderly Drivers for a Good Reason

  22 June 2015

In the Peruvian city of Huancayo, located in the center of the country, agents of the local Police Transit Authority arrested several elderly drivers of public transportation vehicles: A pesar que los conductores se resistían a ir a la dependencia policial, por contar con todos los documentos en regla. Fueron...

Macedonian Activist Ends Hunger Strike for Migrant Rights

On Saturday, June 20, human rights expert and activist Suad Missini ended the hunger strike he started six days prior in protest of inhumane treatment of migrants passing through Macedonia. Mr. Missini issued the following statement [links added]: While the effects of the changes of the Asylum Law are yet to...

Introducing Swaziland’s Most Prominent Poetry Movement

  21 June 2015

Sabelo Mkhabela blogs about Swaziland's growing poetry movement: Swazi poet and visionary Themba Mavuso speaks with a humble, unrehearsed tone. He looks nothing like a poet – his hair is neatly combed and he spots a corporate office-ready white shirt and black chinos. Adding street to his attire is a...

Peruvian Ministry of Education Makes 24 Indigenous Alphabets Official

  19 June 2015

The alphabets of 24 indigenous languages were made official in Peru as a result of joint efforts by the Ministry of Education and numerous indigenous communities. The documents were adopted by consensus and will be used to help preserve and improve the use of these languages, both in their written and spoken forms. De ese modo, los...

Will Topless Women Save Kenya's Tourism Industry?

  13 June 2015

Is going topless an effective strategy for reviving the Kenyan tourism industry following attacks from militant group Al Shabaab?: Nominated Senator, Mbura allegedly asked women in the coastal region to go topless so that more tourists can visit the region. This has raised questions as to what the value of...

“Where de Lizard?” Why the Caribbean is Fascinated with Them

  8 June 2015

These little creatures have different meanings in other cultures. Ancient Romans believed that the lizard symbolized death and resurrection, because it sleeps during winter and reawakens in Spring. For the Greeks and Egyptians, the lizard represented divine wisdom and good fortune. In the Caribbean, lizards have special significance as well....

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