8 July 2008

Stories from 8 July 2008

Serbia: New Government

A Fistful of Euros announces: “Serbia has a new government! […] It took just 57 days, which by Serbian standards is pretty quick.” East Ethnia labels the new government as “unstable, short-lived.”

Argentina: Students chain themselves demanding a better school

  8 July 2008

In the province of Rio Negro near the city of General Roca in Argentina, the students of the CEM 106 are asking the government to follow through with their promises of solving the problems their school has. Videos of the open sewage drains in front of the school, of the 3 classrooms for more than 240 students and the septic tank which overflows in the backyard provide visible proof of their needs. In spite of the governments promises back in June to solve this issues, nothing has changed, and this has caused the students to chain themselves outside the regional office for Rural Education.

Japan: Comment about abductions sparks harsh reactions

  8 July 2008

LDP member Koichi Kato has sparked harsh reactions from bloggers with a comment he made on July 7th. In the comment, Kato connected the stagnation of Japanese-Korea negotiations with the government decision in 2002 not to return 5 Japanese abductees to North Korea after they had been delivered to Japan by North Korea for what was expected to be a short time. The abductees were among a group of Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Angola: Growth and changes

  8 July 2008

Hippo, a British expatriate living in Angola, has a long post about the changes the country is about to face with the new property law came into effect in Angola on the 15th of June. “On paper, we are worth a lot more than a week ago. Imagine how much...

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