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12 November 2009

Stories from 12 November 2009

Paraguay: Indigenous Group Sprayed Aerially with Pesticides

In eastern Paraguay, 217 members of the Ava Guaraní indigenous community came down with health symptoms, believed to be caused by intentional aerial spraying with pesticide, after refusal to vacate...

Algeria-Egypt: Online Feud Over Football Match

Tension is building between Egyptian and Algerian football fans ahead of a decisive football match due to take place in Cairo on November 14, which could determine which of both...

USA: Photo of Immigration Data Wishlist

Spot.us shares a photo of an immigration data wishlist compiled on a white board at the California Data Camp.

Jamaica: Home Remedies

The Phoenix in a Gas House writes an informative post about a few Jamaican home remedies.

Bahamas: Sister's Keeper

“We women survivors of violence of all kinds must break this collective silence…and we women who enjoy relative freedom and safety must extend our hands and voices to our sisters...

Trinidad & Tobago: Executive Presidency?

B.C. Pires refers to an online article which implies that “the recent tete-a-tete between Massas Manning & Panday may result in the establishment, by a simple vote of the current...

Barbados, Jamaica: Focus on Flogging

“How to deal with discipline in a society is never easy,” says Living in Barbados, who adds that “Barbados is still working its way towards a wider acceptance that flogging...

Nigeria: Nigerian bloggers receives Change Agent Award

Nigerian blogger Ore writes about the award she received at the Grace Hopper celebration of women in computing: “I was awarded the Change Agent Award along with 2 other African...

Uganda: The Grasshopper Syndrome takes root

Ugandan politicians are behaving like grasshoppers: “Following the pattern of most dictator regimes coming to an end, Museveni and his collaborators in the armed occupation of Buganda are starting to...

Nepal: Maoist Protests Disrupt Life In Kathmandu

“Many people in Kathmandu who were affected by the traffic jam caused by the Maoists today expressed their anger in personal conversation and twitter even as ex-rebels sang, danced and...

Zimbabwe: Old Mutual should stop funding Mugabe's propaganda machine

Petition Old Mutual to stop funding Zimbabwe's state media: “South African insurance giant, Old Mutual confirmed this week that it was a major shareholder in ZimPapers, the publishing group that...

Ethiopia: Color and identity in Ethiopia

Arefe links to an interview discussing color and identity in Ethiopia: “Color is a relevant to us now, but has it been so before the rise of European cultural and...

Sri Lanka: The General Resigns

The Chief of Defence Staff of Sri Lanka General Sarath Fonseka has resigned today and speculations are high that he will run for presidency in the next election as a...

Venezuela: BarCamp Caracas 2009

BarCamp Caracas 2009 is scheduled for November 27, and the blog No Suma Cero [es] writes about some of the topics to be addressed and how to connect to the...

Tanzania: Tanzania's got style

Bella Naija introduces Sheria Ngowi, a rising African fashion designer, renowned stylist and one of the top menswear designers in Tanzania.

Culture and Business News about Capetown in Japanese

“Information that you'll never find in guidebooks!” Emi, a Capetown resident that works in tourism, celebrates [ja] the launch of a Japanese portal for information about Capetown called “ケープタウン新聞 (Capetown...

Ecuador: X Biennial in Cuenca

The 10th Biennial in Cuenca, Ecuador is showcasing artists from across Latin America, writes Darío Orellana of El Joven Darío [es].

India, Pakistan: Animosity Despite Similarities

Mohammad Yusha at Chowrangi wonders why Indians and Pakistanis fight each other at every possible opportunity. He points out that there are more similarities than differences between them.

A Quest to Unite Religious Communities: The Charter for Compassion

In a world of fragmentation and religious division, a unique and much anticipated document will be released to the world on November 12, after months of collaborative work by diverse...

India: Impressions Of TED India

Amit Varma at India Uncut shares his impressions of TED India, which he attended: “The conference itself was immaculately organised, and the kind of people I got to meet awed...

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