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10 November 2009

Stories from 10 November 2009

Americas: The Mayan Civilization Blog

Mayistas [es] is a blog that is dedicated to the Mayan culture, with a focus on anthropology, archaeology, ethnology, history and iconography, as well as upcoming educational confereces and seminars...

India: Women Farmers Stand Against Climate Change

A group of women in India have demonstrated that despite the existing gender inequity and their low economic status, they can become a powerful resource to tackle climate change and...

South Africa: South African national anthem for English speakers

South African national anthem for English speakers: What a great way to visually explain the South African national anthem for those of us who firstly don’t know it by now,...

Zimbabwe: Ruling in Deputy Agriculture Minister Designate postponed

Sokwanele reports that the High Court Judge Justice Chinembiri Bhunu on Tuesday 10 November 2009 once again postponed to Wednesday 11 November 2009 delivery of his ruling in an application...

Sri Lanka: Support The IDPs

V.V. at Sepia Mutiny writes about an initiative of a Sri Lankan diaspora group in the USA who are organizing a fund raising event. The fund will support two charities...

India: Delhi Metro Rail Project Is Not A Solution

Ram Bansal at India In Peril opines that the Delhi Metro Rail “is not going to solve any problems of Delhi but going to make it the most unsafe city...

Maldives: Girl Slaves

Codexero dicusses about girl slavery in Maldives.

Kenya: Google Adsense paying in Kenyan Shillings

Kenyan bloggers and website owners are now pleased to note that they can receive their Google Adsense earnings in Kenyan Shillings, writes A Nairobian's Perspective.

Sri Lanka: Tariff Protection

Going Global criticizes Sri Lankan government's protective tariff on some agricultural items which are increasing the prices and the cost of living.

Liberia: Taylor accuses Britain of transporting arms to Sierra Leone

Alpha blogs about the trial of the former President of Sierra Leone: “Charles Taylor today accused Britain of transporting arms to Sierra Leone in violation of a United Nations arms...

Bangladesh: DST Woes

Bangladesh introduced daylight saving time this summer but is not rolling back to the old time this winter. This has created much debate in the country and Rumi at Unheard...

Russia: Flashmobbers Connect With Each Other Via USB (photo)

About three dozen of Moscow flashmobbers got together to participate in a 7-minute flashmob act they called "USB global connect". Each actor held a USB cable to connect to the...

Malawi: Fighting poverty with social enterprise

Clement writes about The Big Issue project in Malawi: “This project is affiliated to the Big Issue, London. It has the same objective of working as a social enterprise to...

Cameroon: From “kind” thieves to mobile credit as legal tender

The nearly 20 million inhabitants of Cameroon are facing rising levels of criminality. Bandits even stormed the national headquarters of the police and the Ministry of External Relations (Foreign Affairs)...

Guatemala: Economic Blog by Mario García Lara

Guatemalan economist Mario García Lara blogs at El Economista Lúgubre [es], where he shares his thoughts about the country's economic and social situation.

Cuba: Of Victims & Violence

In the aftermath of her seizure by state authorities, Generation Y admonishes those who may be adopting a “blame the victim stance, while Claudia Cadelo says she prefers being a...

Trinidad & Tobago: Steups

This Beach Called Life thinks that the national mood of Trinidad and Tobago can be summed up in just one word: “Steups”.

Antigua: Sir Stanford?

Talk Antigua thinks “it is unfortunate that steps have been taken to revoke Stanford’s knighthood.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Getting Closer

Trinidadian artist Rodell Warner posts photos from a project called Closer, in which “passersby were asked to stand for a photo with a stranger, however close they were comfortable with,...

Bermuda: Young Black Males

“The 200+ long report on the plight of Bermuda's young black males is a damning indictment of a school system that leaves 50% of BBM's ‘on the wall'”: Wishful Thinking...

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