27 April 2010

Stories from 27 April 2010

Barbados: Parliament Action

  27 April 2010

Barbados Underground reports on the goings-on in the country's Parliament, saying: “The display of disorder…this morning would have saddened all who witnessed or heard it.”

Algeria: Mauritania's Language Struggle

“A short post on the struggle among Mauritanian students over Arabic and French language will appear here sometime next week. Mauritanians on the front lines are encouraged to send the blogger their thoughts and accounts either in the comments field here or by email,” writes Algerian blogger The Moor Next...

Algeria: Since 1989

“James D. Le Sueur’s Algeria since 1989: Between Terror and Democracy (Zed: 2010) provides for the most up-to-date reading on the Algerian Civil War since Algeria: Anger of the Dispossessed by John Philips and Martin Evans,” writes Algerian blogger The Moor Next Door, who reviews the book.

India: Drinking Water Problem In Uttar Pradesh

  27 April 2010

Ram Banshal at India In Peril gives a real life example showing that the priority of the government of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh “is not to tackle problems of the poor in a sympathetic way but to make huge expenditures on the display of alliance with the poor.”

Ukraine: Russian Black Sea Fleet Stays On in Crimea

  27 April 2010

236 Ukrainian MPs (UKR) have voted in favor of the ratification of an agreement allowing the Russian Black Sea Fleet to extend its stay in Crimea until 2042. Ukrainska Pravda posts a selection of photos and video (UKR) of fighting and egg-throwing inside the parliament building this morning. On Twitter,...

Ecuador: Latest Unemployment Figures

  27 April 2010

The National Institute of Statistics and Census released its quarterly report about unemployment in Ecuador. Some are investigating the causes for the increase in unemployment and how the government plans to address the situation.

Trinidad & Tobago: Bedtime Stories

  27 April 2010

Tattoo couldn't care less about the domestic practices of the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister's wife, saying that the talk on the election platforms has nothing to do with “any of the pressing issues that have been raised in the campaign thus far such as: governance, corruption and legal reform.”

Cuba: On Elections

  27 April 2010

Repeating Islands focuses on the Cuban elections here and here, while Generation Y explains why she has adopted “abstention as a form of protest.”

Guyana: More than bravado

  27 April 2010

Signifyin’ Guyana thinks the actions of the country's President have something endearing about them, adding: “I hope it turns out to be a lasting positive part of his legacy…”

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