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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

The latest on Kenya's Draft Constitution: “Parliament was predictably unable to summon the required quorum to get any of amendments passed, and the Draft Constitution was passed as is. Rather...

Sudan: Elections in Sudan is a logistical nightmare

South Sudan Info discusses the logistical challenges of holding elections in Sudan: “Considering that Sudan has not had elections since 1986, it is Africa’s largest country with vast regions among...

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

“A strange thing has happened in the Zambian blogosphere. Rather than grow, it appears to have shrunk in recent times,” writes Zambian Economist in his post about the state of...

Sudan: Is Sudan heading towards chaos?

According to Ahmed Hassan Sudan is heading towards chaos: “It is apparent that what I mentioned about the shortsightedness of the Sudanese politics and politician is a major contributor to...

Sudan: Music for free and peaceful elections

Sudan Votes asked musicians from all areas of Sudan to produce songs to promote peaceful, political participation in the upcoming April elections, reports South Sudan Info.

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

The beauty of the cherry blossoms (sakura) in bloom is immortalized by Asiaimages’ pictures.

Nigeria; Jesus of Calabar

Naijablog links to a story about the ”Jesus of Calabar.” Calabar is in Nigeria.

D.R. Of Congo; The Jew of Katanga

Alex writes about the Jew of Katanga; Moïse Katumbi Katebe Chapwe, a multimillionaire, is the powerful governor of the Province of Katanga, one of the mineral-rich Wild West zones of...

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

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....

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