2 March 2008

Stories from 2 March 2008

Iran:Students protest in Shiraz University

Bachehayehkhat says[Fa] that students in Shiraz University in Iran continue their strike and protest movement.They ask for better conditions in dormitory and restaurant and they want Mohammad Hadi Sadeghi,conservative president of Shiraz University resigns.Watch this video film.

Uganda: Religion and homosexuality

  2 March 2008

Gay Ugandan and religion: “The issue is my sexuality. Homosexuality. The Church of Uganda believes that my sexuality is unnatural. And that it is a sin. They believe that it is sinful to encourage a person like me to salvation in Jesus’ name.”

Tanzania: The spirit of Nyerere

  2 March 2008

Sokari discusses Mwalimu Nyerere, the first president of Tanzania and the Arusha Declaration: “I had never read the Arusha Declaration and only have superficial knowledge of Julius “Mwalimu” Nyerere in terms of his role in the struggle for independence in Africa and as a Pan Africanist along with Nkrumah. But...

Lova Rakotomalala: Putting Madagascar on the map

  2 March 2008

Coming from Madagascar, a country that doesn't make the world's headlines often and sometimes doesn't even make it to the African map, Lova Rakotomalala has played an extremely important role in making this unique island better known and heard through blogging and his reports for Global Voices Online.

Afghanistan: Civilian Casualties Grow

Afghanistanica states that the issue of civilian casualties in Afghanistan is a highly contentious issue, citing the results of an opinion poll, according to which 29 per cent of Afghans said the international troops were doing a bad job.

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