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30 April 2010

Stories from 30 April 2010

Africa: Trivializing African football

30 April 2010

Is Coca Cola trivialiazing African football?: “Having stripped the Somalian singer K’Naan’s protest song, “Waving Flag” of any meaning, Coco Cola now sets about to trivialize African football history.”

Benin: Iyanda's diary in Benin

30 April 2010

Funmi's diary about her visit and filming experience in Benin: “After all the mystery and hushed tones l had experienced during the research about the holy Aruosa church, l had expected a much more impressive building but the church was pretty nondescript.”

Sudan: On post election violence

30 April 2010

Sudan Field Researcher Maggie Fick for Enough Said looks at the political tensions underlying four races in the South: “Ballots have been cast and counted in South Sudan, but the potential for post-electoral violence still remains.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Election Issues

30 April 2010

Both KnowTnT.com and Trinidad diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch comment on “the resignation of High Court judge Herbert Volney and early retirement of Acting Senior Magistrate Ramraj Harripersad in order to run for political office in this year's General Election as potential UNC candidates.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Drought

30 April 2010

“Here in Trinidad our reservoirs are at record lows. This combined with severe, chronic, bush fires has meant that food prices have continued to inflate”: TriniGourmet.com blogs about the regional drought.

Bermuda: Campaign Finance

30 April 2010

“I agree that political funding in Bermuda needs reform but doubt that our politicians – in any of the three tribes – have the stomach to tackle it”: Vexed Bermoothes thinks it's “because the disclosure of campaign contributions is just scratching the surface…”

St. Lucia: Getting Kids to Read

30 April 2010

“All over the world there is mounting concern among educators and parents that kids are not showing enough interest in reading for pleasure, both in and out of school”: St. Lucia's Caribbean Book Blog thinks that “writers must stand up for the children.”

India: Who Benefitted From IPL?

30 April 2010

Lalit Modi, Chairman and Commissioner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was recently sacked due to corruption charges. Devendra Sharma at Desicritics speaks up in Mr. Modi's defense citing his contributions and the list of beneficiaries who profited from IPL.

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