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10 May 2009

Stories from 10 May 2009

Kenya: World Renowned Elephant Matriarch Dies in Amboseli

World renowned Amboseli National Park elephant matriarch, Echo, has died from what the Amboseli Trust for Elephants (ATE) believes to be a combination of old age and the long 3-year...

Global Health: “Swine Flu” In Images

Though concerns over the "swine flu" outbreak have eased, the virus continues to spread throughout the world. The World Health Organization announced today that there are now 4,379 confirmed cases...

Global: Happy Mother's Day!

If one thing is true of all humankind, it is this: we all have mothers. And in many parts of the world, it is customary to celebrate our mothers with...

Sri Lanka: British Journalists Arrested

Azerbaijan: Blogger response to University massacre

Information about the tragedy which occurred at the end of last month, shocking many worldwide, was slow to emerge, and even more than a week later, there are still many...

Madagascar: Behind the Scenes of Foko Ushahidi SMS Alert System

A growing community of bloggers in Madagascar have been helping a global audience understand the political struggle between a former mayor and a president that recently drove their country into...

Pakistan: Fighting The Taliban

The Pakistan army has started to fight back to take control of several districts of the North-West Frontier Province from the Taliban insurgents. More than half a million people have...

Iran: Presidential candidate's painting

Iraq: Organised ‘crackdown’ on homosexuals

In the past few weeks there has been an increase in the persecution of homosexuals in Iraq, due to an organised 'crackdown' based on a religious decree for their death....

New bill to increase oversight of American mining companies in DRC

Congolese blogger Alex Engwete writes about a new bill in the U.S. Senate to increase government oversight of American companies with mining interests in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Bahrain: Telecom Mafia

Bahrain: An Alcohol Ban – And Then?

Iran: A blogger and social activist was arrested

El Salvador: A Broke Government for Funds

Paraguay: Experiences of an Immigrant in Rosario, Argentina

Azerbaijan: Bloggers, Global Voices Online author reportedly detained in Baku

Mexico: Elvira Arellano To Run for Congress

Mexico: Economic Costs of the H1N1 Virus

Ecuador: The Plight of the Andean Condor

Iran: Three publishers were banned

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