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9 July 2009

Stories from 9 July 2009

USA: One Step Closer to Lifting HIV Travel Ban

Last week the U.S. government initiated the final steps required to lift long-standing travel and immigration restrictions imposed on HIV-positive foreigners.

Russia: History of handling vodka

English Russia tells the story of how the vodka issue was dealt with by political leaders during the soviet era.

Russia: Why Medvedev was drowsy at G8 summit

LJ user supehero gives his very own explanation [RUS] to why President Medvedev looked so drowsy at the G8 summit in Italy.

Russia-Belarus: Foreign policy split between Moscow and Minsk?

Sergei Makedonov at OpenDemocracy discerns an increasing foreign policy split between Russia and Belarus and explains why.

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Mass grave exhibition

Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports about the opening of a mass grave exhibhition at the Sarajevo museum.

US-Russia: Rewinding the Russia reset

Two new presidents, two great powers, and three world leaders. That was the stage set as US President Obama earlier this week travelled to Moscow to meet Russia's President Medvedev...

Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada: Happy Birthday “Birdie”

Repeating Islands marks the occasion of “the King of Calypso Mighty Sparrow’s 74th birthday.”

Bermuda: PATI On The Cards

The Bermudian Premier has announced that Public Access To Information legislation “will be one of the first topics on the parliamentary schedule in November” – Vexed Bermoothes thinks that “the...

Jamaica: Women Needed

In the context of the West Indies Cricket Team's strike, Jamaica's Girl With a Purpose humbly suggests that “the West Indies Cricket Board needs to include at least three women,...

Nigeria: Interview with Nigerian digital artist

Read an interview at Black Looks with Nigerian digital artist, Kenneth Shofela Coker.

Africa: Africans to text Obama during his Ghana trip

Erik discusses Obama's new media strategies for his trip to Ghana: We’re launching an SMS platform to allow citizens to submit questions, comments and words of welcome (in English and...

Japan: Personal Donations to Politicians

With “Love Japan“, Rakuten Inc. has enabled personal donations to politicians via credit card, a first in Japan. Hit Okano [ja] ponders about the relationship between the amount of donated...

Jamaica: H1N1 Sub-Type?

Jamaica's Yardflex.com reports that “health care professionals…are questioning whether the country has been seeing mutated forms of the virus.”

Guyana: Writing's Purpose

From Guyana, The Intellectual Elite finds himself “preoccupied with the purpose of writing.”

Kenya: Kenyan poet fears for his life

Kenyan Poet, singer and actor Grand Master Masese fears for his life after a series of bizarre phone incidences in the past week. On Friday night, he received an SMS...

Kenya: Demand Dignity Campaign

Marvin blogs about Demand Dignity Campaign run by the Amnesty International in Kenya.

Madagascar: Community radio project by Foko and Radioactive

Lova writes about a community radio project to be run by Radioactive and Foko in Madagascar.

IDPs Are Also Sri Lankan And Have Their Rights

Indi.ca contradicts the idea that the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sri Lanka need to be kept in camps for their own good. The blogger opines that: “they are Sri...

South Africa: Drumming to freedom

cueTV interviews a dance collective from Mauritius, Reunion and Madagascar about the dance, Ma Ravan’, a ritual and a performance, and paying homage to slaves and freedom fighters performed at...

South Africa: Jesse Clegg at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival

cueTV speaks to Jesse Clegg, the son of music legend Johnny, at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival.

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