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21 January 2010

Stories from 21 January 2010

Malian Bloggers on the 2010 African Cup of Nations

  21 January 2010

Toujours pas sages from Bamako, Mali and elsewhere share [Fr] everything you wish to know about the Soccer African Cup of Nations on CAN 2010, a blog created for the occasion by members of French Lingua team Boukary Konate and Claire Ulrich. The blog enables you to follow the games...

Sri Lanka: Meditate For A Peaceful Election

  21 January 2010

Sarvodaya, the largest NGO in Sri Lanka, has launched a 12 day long campaign comprising of a series of island-wide mass public events and daily meditations to ensure a peaceful presidential election.

Haiti: “We’re all eight days old”

  21 January 2010

Bloggers and Twitter users on the ground in Haiti continue to provide news on efforts to recover from the disastrous earthquake of 12 January, and comment on "aid politics" — who gets helped by whom.

Japan: Kawaii Ambassadors

  21 January 2010

Harvey blogs about the appointment three Kawaii ambassadors by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The government expects they will increase international understanding of Japan and its people.

Japan: Tweeting Politicians

  21 January 2010

The Twitter application Politter offers lists of tweets from the official accounts of Japanese politicians. It also has an interface for hashtags related to politics. @masamix0417 uses it instead of following the politicians on Twitter. [ja]

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Japan: Differing viewpoints on the US base relocation issue

  21 January 2010

The southern Japanese island of Okinawa, the first colony of Japan in the 19th century and the site of one of the bloodiest battles in the WW2, has become in the past months both the symbol and the object of a diplomatic dispute between Japan and the U.S. It began...

Africa: AfricaKnows Project

  21 January 2010

Erik discusses AfricaKnows Project: “AfricaKnows is a new project by TED Fellows Josh Wanyama and Sheila Ochugboju. Their job: to tell a different story of Africa, through big pictures that let you see directly into the heart of African cities.”

Zimbabwe: The state of Zimbabwean economy

  21 January 2010

The state of the economy in Zimbabwe from Economic Views of Zimbabwe blog: “We closed 2009 with an average inflation rate of minus 7,7%, but from April this year it is likely that the negative numbers will start moving quickly into less comfortable positive inflation rate figures. Because of the...

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