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4 April 2010

Stories from 4 April 2010

The Balkans: Similarities Between Facebook and Communist Party of Yugoslavia

Filip Stojanovski translates a list of of similarities between Facebook and the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (CPY).

Arab World: Pulling all the Stops for the BoBs

Arab bloggers nominated for the annual Best of the Blogs award (The BoBs) are pulling all the stops, to attract more votes. Who are the nominated bloggers and who will...

Morocco: Are Christians at Risk?

In early March, observers watched as around 20 long-time Christian orphanage workers were expelled from the country they called home. The incident, and others which followed it, have brought to...

Kenya: Draft Constitution passed by parliament

Sudan: Elections in Sudan is a logistical nightmare

Zambia: The state of Zambians’ personal use of the Internet

Sudan: Is Sudan heading towards chaos?

Sudan: Music for free and peaceful elections

China: County citizens subject to moral appraisal

Defaulting on a loan, running a red light, having a second child, or receiving a serious warning from the Communist Party—just some of the behaviors that might give Suining County...

Cambodia: Campaign Against Wearing of Short Skirts

A group of teachers and students held a rally in Cambodia to protest the wearing of short skirts which they claim violate Khmer culture. Several government officials are supporting the...

Japan: Sakura in bloom

Nigeria; Jesus of Calabar

D.R. Of Congo; The Jew of Katanga

Indonesia: Former lingerie model enters politics

A former Playboy model in Indonesia is the official candidate of the administration in the local elections in an East Java regency. This candidacy caused a stir in the largest...

Russia: April Fool's Online Pranks

RuNet Echo

Although the beginning of the week has been marked by the disaster and grief, Russian bloggers and computer geeks tried to leave some place in their lives for a smile....