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6 April 2010

Stories from 6 April 2010

Japan: Remote-control female android

Pink Tentacle has a post on a robot project by Osaka University to create a realistic-looking remote-control female android that mimics the facial expressions and speech of a human operator.

China and U.S: Sending Amercian students to China

C. Custer from china/divide comments on the U.S government's plan to send students to China for learning more about the world.

Senegal: Wade's African Renaissance Monument

Ethan discussses Abdoulaye Wade’s African Renaissance Monument project: “Sure, there’s the predictable “Does a country with a per capita income of $1088 per person need a huge copper statue?” The...

South Africa: Real threats to South African democracy

Pierre discusses the murder of the South African white supremacist, Eugene Tereblanche: “I really do not understand why everyone is making such a fuss about the murder of a completely...

Africa: Online African Music Awards has launched Museke Online African Music Awards.

Malawi: Raising Malawi Academy to empower young girls

Madonna blogs from Malawi about Raising Malawi Academy: “Our academy will educate, protect, and empower 450 young girls who are Malawi’s hope for the future. We will stop the brain...

Russia: War Reporter Blogs on Trauma and Politics of the Subway Attacks

Olga Allenova is a special correspondent for the Kommersant daily, author of Chechnya is Close: War Through the Eyes of a Woman, a collection of the 1999-2007 war reportage from...

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