18 June 2009

Stories from 18 June 2009

Malawi: Malawians are not fools

  18 June 2009

Kondwani tells the British media that Malawians are not fools: “We are not a foolish people and niether do we spend time hero worship a human being. Malawi is a God fearinf[g] country, ranked number two in Africa as the most peaceful country and by the Economic Intelligence Unit as...

Iran: Wearing Black

Persain Kiwi tweeted that today “Sea of Green [the protest movement's colour] will wear black in respect of those who have been killed by the Iranian government.”

Kenyans Race to Get Furadan Banned

  18 June 2009

Kenyan conservationists are making gains in their push to have Furadan, a carbofuran-based pesticide that has so far caused the death of 76 lions, banned in the country. The Member of Parliament (MP) for Naivasha Constituency, Honourable John Mututho, has now joined the call for a total ban on this...

China: Interviewing Deng Yujiao

  18 June 2009

ESWN translated Southern Metropolis Daily's interview with Deng Yujiao, the nail beautician who was set free by China court for killing a local government official when defending herself against sexual assault.

Uruguay: Daily Users of Internet

  18 June 2009

Statistics in Uruguay shows a big jump in the number of users that access the internet on a daily basis from 11% to 33% in just six years, notes Gabriel Budiño of D Todo 1 Poco [es].

Dominican Republic: Bicycles as Alternate Form of Transport

  18 June 2009

Joan Guerrero of Duarte 101 [es] asks whether bicycles could be an alternative form of transport for residents in the Dominican Republic. A commenter adds four points that could make it a reality, such as tax incentives for those that bike to work, as well as lanes set aside for...

China, UK: Chinadialogue.net founder awarded OBE

  18 June 2009

Isabel Hilton, the founder of Chinadialogue.net, a bilingual English-Chinese website about the environment, was admitted to the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her work promoting environmental awareness in China.

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