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2 April 2009

Stories from 2 April 2009

Mexico: Next US Ambassador Speculation

Lion Poisoning causes FMC to Withdraw Furadan from Kenya Market

The American chemical manufacturer, FMC, has withdrawn the pesticide, Furadan, from the Kenyan market after CBS News aired a documentary on '60 Minutes’. The documentary depicts how Furadan has become...

Egyptian Baha'is under attack

Earlier in March, Marwa Rakha wrote a post congratulating Baha'is in Egypt when the Supreme Administrative Court removed any grounds for preventing them from receiving proper official identity documents. Today...

Israel: Teen Killed, Child Hurt in Terror Attack

Breaking news in Israel – Two boys were attacked with an ax yesterday (April 2) in the West Bank community of Bat Ayin. Thirteen year old Shlomo Nativ died from...

Egypt's First Adult Graphic Novel on Trial

In April 2008, freedom of speech and creativity in Egypt was hit in its core with the confiscation of Magdy El Shafee's adult graphic novel - Metro. Marwa Rakha sums...

Global Voices partners on G20Voice project

As part of the G20Voice project, 50 bloggers from around the world have gathered in London to act as our “eyes and ears” as world leaders convened today (April 2) in London...

Indian General Elections and Nepal

For centuries, India and Nepal have shared a very close relationship. Geographic proximity supplemented by cultural and religious similarity have helped the two neighbors remain friendly. Now winds of change...

Colombia: National Police Force has YouTube Channel

The Colombian Police Force has a new strategy to share the inside workings of their work: a YouTube channel where they are uploading videos showing new technologies they are applying,...

Sudan: Surviving without the help of NGOs

On March 4th, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan. In retaliation, 13 NGO’s were banished from the country the day...

Madagascar: Security forces harass bloggers and twitterers

Bloggers and twitterers continue to tell the world about the political crisis which has gripped Madagascar since January, but face increasing harassment from security forces.

Sri Lanka: National Flag And Minorities

India: Every Day We Observe Earth Hour

Fiji's chief system debated

Bangladesh: Shadow of Militancy

Guinea : A Memorial for the Camp Boiro Victims

The truth about the Sekou Touré regime's repression in Guinea has long been overshadowed by his Third World leader aura. Abdoulaye Bah, a translator for GV in French, tells us...

Puerto Rico, Cuba: Artist to be Honoured

Dominican Republic: Book Fair

Cuba: Supporting Sanchez

Barbados: How Many More?

Guyana: Apology Owed