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15 May 2009

Stories from 15 May 2009

Nigeria: Gas flaring to continue

Sokari writes about gas flaring in Nigeria, “The Nigerian government has once again extended the deadline to end gas flaring…Gas flaring is the burning of the natural gas that is...

Japan: ‘Yoshiharu Habu and Modern Shogi’, an Open Translation Project

A volunteer translation project sprang up and translated all of Mochio Umeda's book "Watching Shogi from Silicon Valley - Habu Yoshiharu and Modern Times" into English in under a week.

Zimbabwe: Bail granted for political prisoners

Three political prisoners in Zimbabwe, Gandhi Mudzingwa, Kisimusi Dhlamini and Andrison Manyere, have been granted bail by the High Court Judge, This Is Zimbabwe reports.

South Africa: Social network that tracks your location

Vincent writes about the Grid, a social network that tracks location of mobile phone users in South Africa.

D.R. of Congo: Don't forget Obama sticker when visiting Africa

Don't forget your “Obama 2008″ sticker when passing through airport security in Africa, writes Emily who is visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Africa: Donating used underwear to African women!

A group called The Knickers For Africa is asking British women to donate their unwanted old underwear to African women. “Isn't this an insult to the women of Africa?,” asks...

Azerbaijan: Bloggers speak about Baku youth protest, detentions

Following a terrifying shooting spree at a Baku university which left 13 dead, students took to the streets to demand that a national day of mourning be declared in Azerbaijan....

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