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17 January 2010

Stories from 17 January 2010

Senegal offers free land to Haitian earthquake survivors

Senegalese president, Abdoulaye Wade, has been making headlines by offering free land to any Haitian earthquake survivors who wish to "return to their origins," according to a spokesperson. Online, the...

Haiti: Beyond the Capital

Much of the coverage of the destruction in the earthquake's aftermath has been focused in and around Haiti's capital city, Port-au-Prince. But many other areas close to the 'quake's epicentre...

Chile: Emapanadas of Con Cón

In Chile, Pancho Araya of Santiago en Picada [es] recommends the empanadas of Con Cón, which are filled with cheese and various fillings, including oysters.

Haiti: International clashes over humanitarian assistance

Five days after the terrible earthquake which has partly destroyed the capital city, Port-au-Prince and others like Leogane and Jacmel, it has been very difficult for rescuers, medical teams and...

Iran: Helping Haiti

Dosieh, an Iranian blogger, proposes [fa] that Iranian opposition starts to help Haiti's surviviors.

Haiti: Waiting for water

Nearly six days after the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, a severe shortage of drinking water in Port-au-Prince hampers relief efforts. Pleas for water issued via Twitter and other media highlight...

Algeria: Indigenous March for Autonomy

Indigenous Algerian Kabyles took to the streets demanding more autonomy from the central state. Amidst a media blackout imposed by the authorities, supporters of the marchers reported the event on...

Haiti: Hoping for Miracles

“This city is more densely populated than I can fathom. The work ahead in Port and other areas is mind-numbing. I know there are tons of efforts being made —...

Haiti: Power of Music

Repeating Islands recognizes that music by Haitian artists is making a difference on to survivors of the ‘quake, inspiring resilience and strength.

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Aid

Trinidad and Tobago's Pleasure blog posts a poem in honour of the Haitian earthquake victims.

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Blame the Alcohol

“As thousands in [Haiti] were trapped under rubble and were wailing for their lives, our politicians…decided to go ahead with the ceremonial opening of Parliament. Prime Minister Patrick Manning…left the...

Barbados, Haiti: Canine Contribution

Dogs in Barbados examines the role of Man's Best Friend in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti.

St. Lucia, Haiti: Role of Social Media

“It is at such times of large-scale catastrophes that we get a true sense of the incredible power of the Internet and social media”: St. Lucia's Caribbean Book Blog on...

Is France letting Haiti down?

French collective blog Etats du Lieu has a rant against what they feel as an abandoning of Haïti by the French government. So far, says the post, it has handled...

India: Demise Of An Icon

Abhijit at Blowing In The Wind compiles media reactions on the death of the veteran communist leader and ex-chief minister of the West Bengal state of India, Jyoti Basu.

India, Bangladesh: Transit Rights And Opportunity For North East India

Sandeep Bansal calls India's recently concluded accord with Bangladesh on the transit rights for North East India as a historical opportunity for this region.

Afghanistan: Slow progress on power supply

Nick Fielding says that providing electricity for the residents of Afghanistan is one of the best ways of undermining the Taliban insurgency. However, although reports indicate increase of energy supply...

Georgia: Penisman, an alternative superhero

Social Blurbs comments on two teenage bloggers in Tbilisi, Georgia, and their alternative style of blogging. In a guest video post on the social media blog, the two young bloggers...

Turkmenistan: New way out for the natural gas

Elina Galperin writes that Turkmenistan lainched a new Central Asia-China gas pipeline, and wonders if there is going to be enough gas for Nabucco and how will China affect Central...

Japan: Remembering the Great Hanshin Earthquake

As images from Haiti circle the globe, people in another part of the world are remembering an earthquake which wreaked havoc in their own country. On January 17, 1995, a...

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