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· May, 2014

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from May, 2014

When Maya Angelou Lived in Egypt and Ghana

  28 May 2014

Sean Jacobs writes about American author and poet Maya Angelou, who died at age 86 yesterday May 28, 2014: In 1961, Maya Angelou, already a civil rights worker, and her then partner Vusumzi Make, an exiled activist from South Africa (he was a leading Pan Africanist Congress member), moved to...

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Syrian Dark Humor and the Elections

  25 May 2014

It is no surprise to see Bashar al-Assad nominate himself for the Syrian presidency in the upcoming elections on June 3. Syria Untold checks out what cartoonists have to say.

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Against All Odds, Yemen Is Happy Too!

  25 May 2014

The cover video of Pharrell William's viral song Happy was generated with a Yemeni twist, showing the creativity and talent of Young Yemenis as well as their sense of humor.

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Iranian Women Defiantly Remove the Veil

  20 May 2014

Women activists Iran all over are defiantly removing their veil to protest governmental discrimination against women. See how they break the law and flout their photographs online.

Music Collective Beirut Open Stage Launches Online Platform

  19 May 2014

“To further its vision of showcasing and promoting as best as it can the local talent”, the Musical Collective “Beirut Open Stage” has launched its online platform. Their new website, which compliments their YouTube channel, allows live viewing of performances as well as staying up to date with their latest...

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From Liberated Aleppo

The Bridge  12 May 2014

The citizens of Aleppo, Syria—those eagerly awaiting the liberation as well as those against it—await the details on further areas of their divided city liberated from the Syrian regime.

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