Stories about Weblog from April, 2017
"I even love the Ooni of Ife more after the snub meted out to him by the uppity head of a tiny chiefdom. Oba Akiolu of Lagos played himself."
Global Voices spoke with activist, journalist and author Akram Gizabi about the potential implications of warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's return to the domestic political fold.
Have you tried any of these? Fertilized duck egg, Vietnamese pizza with duck's blood, coconut larvae, country rat, and fried cicadas.
Cries of indignation rang out all over Nigeria after a CNN journalist put the country's information minister in a tight spot with a provocative question about a popular dish.
One of Jamaica's "music/tourism gems" gets shut down by police after neighbours complain about the noise levels. But is there a compromise to be had?
"The amount of selfies I have seen of people just to show their dUCK scarves is part of what Islam does not encourage: vanity."
Sure, some students can manage to study abroad. But City Stay, in the state of Minnesota, is putting a twist on the concept, making it local and far more accessible.
Jamaica Carnival is still considered an import from Trinidad and Tobago, but that doesn't mean that Jamaicans haven't been embracing the festival and its economic benefits.
In Assefa’s death, one may find the sadness of exile, something which is both deeply personal and political.
A Japanese cabinet minister's insensitive remarks spurred a popular Twitter hashtag supporting Japan's northeastern Tohoku region, as well as the minister's resignation.
It began with a video of Liban Adam drinking a giant bowl of camel’s milk and ended in a one-month $80,000 fundraiser.
Protesters are taking a stand against a series of austerity reforms hastily pushed by Brazilian President Temer, who enjoys a substantial legislative majority and support from businesses, despite sinking popularity.
Rafael Braga Vieira: Symbol of Institutionalized Racism and Criminalized Poverty in Brazilian Justice
Braga was homeless and collecting recyclables to survive when he arrested the first time. But that was just the beginning of a darker saga.
"...I am afraid of going to a hospital. I’m afraid they will find me and kill me…I haven’t stepped outside my house in the last eight days."
Under China's "stability control" measures, it is increasingly common for netizens who are critical of the government to be summoned or detained by police.
"By presenting the other side to the Kashmir storyline, the locals once again were able to own....the highly complex and conflicted Kashmir narrative."
"I have no choice but to go on hunger strike to restore my stolen freedom".
“The Internet was created as a special project by the CIA,” Vladimir Putin announced three years ago. Since then, Russian authorities’ faith in the Internet has declined even further.
"A majority [of media workers in Hong Kong] have expressed an increasing pressure which results in deliberate self-censorship."
Spend time with someone from a different country or who speaks a different language, and you'll soon realize you have more in common than you first thought.
Though shadowed by a sense of national shame, for a few days Romania was an inspirational place, as people took to the streets and acknowledged the widespread reality of corruption.