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10 April 2008

Stories from 10 April 2008

Egypt: The Story of Sounilla

Little did American student Sounilla know what he was walking into when he saw two students from his university standing in the middle of a Cairo Square and decided to...

Kuwait: Not in the name of art

Rampurple, who lives in Kuwait, is disgusted by what some people may refer to as art.

Jordan: Home for the CIA Detainees

Naseem Tarawnah, from Jordan, uncovers the story behind those detained by the Jordanian Intelligence, on behalf of the CIA, after the September 11 attacks.

Tunisia: Dust is in the Air

“After a week of cold weather that brought us wind and occasional rain showers, a couple of really hot sunny days followed, and today, we woke up to watch the...

Dubai: The other side of the coin

Behind the glamour and glitz of Dubai lays a sad reality. Seabee shows us the other side of the coin in pictures.

Colombia: 60th Anniversary of the Murder of Jorge Eliécer Gaitán

Many Colombians believe that if charismatic Colombian Liberal Party leader Jorge Eliécer Gaitán had not been shot and killed on April 9, 1948, he would have become President of Colombia...

Americas: Conference at MIT

Luciano Tourn from Un Argentino en MIT [es] provides his thoughts on the Latin American Conference held at his school, and he was also the president of the organizing committee.

Palestine: Deir Yassin, Commemorated 60 Times Over

April 9 marked the massacre of Deir Yassin, where an estimated 100 Palestinians were killed in the early morning hours, by commandos of the Irgun (headed by Menachem Begin) and...

Syria: The Colored Tile Complex

“So I used to step on the colored tiles… and count. Yes! I would count how many of each colored tile did I step on using each leg. The main...

China: A True Nightmare on April Fool's Day

In spite of the occupants' outcry, about 1000 security guards and 20 policemen escorting two diggers intruded into a commodity housing district in Chongqing, the largest of China's four provincial-level...

Syria: Egypt Strike Update

From Syria, Razan Al Ghazzawi links to popular Egyptian blogs and other online tools, discussing the current worker's riots, strike and unrest in the country.

Global Voices in Spanish and Canal Solidario

Readers of Global Voices in Spanish and Canal Solidario will have recently noticed a small widget showing on both webpages. The one on Global Voices in Spanish displays the latest...

Philippines: Coping with night shift work

Filipino blogger MMMiii! shares tips on coping and staying healthy during night shift work.

Cameroon: Draft Bill to amend the constitution

Dibussi Tande posts the text of the draft bill to amend the constitution of Cameroon: “Bill No. 819/PJL/AN To Amend and supplement some provisions of Law No. 96/6 of 18...

Singapore: Electronic road pricing

Singapore blogger Simply Jeans wonders why the Singapore government embraces the Electronic Road Pricing scheme while New York City decides to trash it.

Kenya/Tanzania: Tanzanians prevented from buying Safaricom shares

Bankelele writes about “regional IPO tales”: “…while Uganda and Rwanda have joined thousands of Kenyans embracing the investment vehicle that is the Safaricom IPO, it appears the Bank of Tanzania...

Myanmar: Twitter Suu project

The Twitter Suu participatory media project aims to send millions of messages to Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi “to let her know she has worldwide support.”

Malawi: Upcoming Telecentres

Students need to be involved in telecentre development and management in Malawi: “This issue of telecentres in Malawi is very much on my heart. As a tech enthusiast, I would...

Africa: Idols Africa

Siasa Duni reviews Idols Africa: “If Idols Africa won’t bring us the “next big thing” it promises, then it has succeeded beyond doubt in riskily exposing us to Africa’s deadly...

Zimbabwe: Post-election violence

Post-election violent attacks in Zimbabwe: “The two men in these images are both MDC office bearers in the Mashonaland East Province of Zimbabwe. They were beaten on Tuesday night by...

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