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4 March 2010

Stories from 4 March 2010

Armenia-Turkey: US Congressional panel adopts Genocide resolution

In what turned out to be a nail-biting vote, the US congressional House Foreign Affairs Committee today voted on a non-binding resolution recognizing the massacre and deportation of Armenians living...

Russia: RuNet Grew 37 Percent in 2009

The Russian Internet grew 37 percent in 2009 and now consists of more than two and a half million domain names, said Andrey Kolesnikov, director of the National Domain Coordination...

Russia: Every Third Family Has Internet Access

Every third Russian family has an access to the Internet, a new Russian telecommunication market research by Gfk showed. According to, Moscow has the biggest Internet penetration rate of...

Pakistan: Public Transport Of Karachi Requires Improvement

Spring Of Autumn lists a series of problems associated with the current public transport of Karachi and urges the authorities to hear their plights.

Sudan: Is ICT all it's cracked up to be?

The Financial Times recently reported that a multimillion dollar World Bank plan to supply Juba, the capital of Southern Sudan, with computers and Internet access has fallen through. The news...

FarmVille And Facebook

“It is hard to be on Facebook and avoid Farmville. It’s Global addiction,” comments Hina Safdar at Chowrangi Blog while discussing the popularity of the online Facebook game app.

India: Nithyananda Scandal On Twitter

Blogadda compiles the reactions of some Twitter users on the recent scandal of Swami Nithyananda, a Karnataka based spiritual leader.

Bangladesh: Save The Wounded Whale

A whale entangled with a latch of fishing net on its tail fins was seen by a tourist group in the Swatch-of-No-Ground (SONG) of Bay or Bengal, the largest submarine...

Haiti: Short Order

Repeating Islands is pleased that “Carel Pedre, a Haitian radio host who used Twitter to inform the world about the earthquake which ravaged his country” was among users honoured at...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Extradition Issues

“Although Bruce Golding stated that his government is doing nothing to harm its relations with the United States government…I beg to differ”: The Wickedest Time blogs about Jamaica's decision regarding...

Cuba: Gorki Re-Entry?

Repeating Islands notes that Cuban punk rocker Gorki Águila, “known for raunchy lyrics criticizing Fidel Castro says he will try to return to the island after an 11-month absence.”

Trinidad & Tobago: The CLICO Question

“As we move forward into the deep waters of the CL Financial bailout, the picture becomes murkier and less encouraging”: Trinidadian blogger Afra Raymond examines “three of the main areas...

Africa: The future of technology in Africa

Juliana's thought provoking piece on the future of technology in Africa: “Before I get to the five ideas that shape my perspective on futurity in Africa, I found myself asking,...

Africa: Can France Telecoms dominate East Africa?

Rebecca's advice for France Telecom if it has to succeed in East Africa: “Whatever it is, I think if France telecom is to challenge the domination of other bigger companies,...

Africa: The future of Technology in Africa

Juliana's thought-provoking piece on the future of technology in Africa: “Before I get to the five ideas that shape my perspective on futurity in Africa, I found myself asking, where...

Kenya: Launch of Nairobi's Innovation Hub

Njeri writes about the launch of Nairobi's Innovation Hub (iHub) at the Bishop Gatimu Magua Centre on Ngong Rd. in Nairobi, Kenya.

Africa: Quick hits in the African Tech space

Quick hits in the African Tech space from Erik: “StarTrack is a new location based tracking service in Nigeria, Loy Okezie has a good overview of this new service from...

Uganda: Landslides have always been a problem

Rosebell discusses mudslides in Eastern Uganda: “Landslides have always been a problem in eastern Uganda but what has been put in place to lessen the risk of many in these...

South Africa: South Africa stand up comedy

SA Rocks posts a video of Don Packett, a South Africa stand up comedian: “This man makes me laugh. And yes, sure, he’s a friend so I sort of have...

USA: March 4 Day of Action to Defend Education

The March 4 National Day of Action to Defend Education is underway at several United States universities. Students are protesting against tuition fee hikes and racism, and for free publicly-funded...

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