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25 May 2010

Stories from 25 May 2010

Slovenia, Croatia: More on the Border Dispute

Sleeping With Pengovsky posts The Definitive Guide to the Arbitrage Agreement Between Slovenia and Croatia – Part 1 and Part 2. Borut Peterlin posts this comment: “The border dispute with...

Ukraine: Medvedev in Kyiv; Yanukovych & the Wreath

Reactions to the Russian president's visit to Kyiv, Ukraine, last week (which included the Ukrainian president being hit by a wreath during a commemoration ceremony at the Unknown Soldier Monument)...

Cape Verde: Using an Online Tool to Fight Dengue

The Government of Cape Verde is using the internet as a powerful tool to fight dengue [pt]. By creating an epidemiological watch online through which it is possible to insert...

Egypt: On Street Activists and Citizen Journalists

Between online activists, citizen journalists, and street demonstrators, it seems that the cause lost it's purpose and the Internet turned into a soundproof room for cursing and cussing. Marwa Rakha...

Egypt: 30 Days of Blogging

Egyptian bloggers are taking part in an initiative called 30 Days of Blogging, where they should write a new blog post every day for one whole month. The drive started...

Azerbaijan: Live tweeting Eurovision from Oslo, Norway

Complimenting the already relatively impressive of social media by Safura Alizadeh, Azerbaijan's entry into this year's Eurovision Song Contest, jazz singer Ulviyya Rahimova will be live-tweeting updates as part of...

Russian DST Group Will Increase Investment in Foreign Internet Companies

Yuri Milner [EN], chief executive of the Moscow-based Digital Sky Technologies [EN] (DST) investment group, revealed [ENG] The Guardian his plans to continue investing in major foreign Internet companies. One...

Jamaica: Women of Tivoli Gardens

“If these women pass on this attitude of craven gratitude and dependence on a don to their children, how will the cycle ever be broken?”: Islandista looks at the role...

Trinidad & Tobago: Indian Arrival Day

“Indian Arrival Day, celebrated on 30th May, commemorates the arrival of the first Indian Indentured labourers from India to Trinidad, in May 1845, on the ship Fatel Razack”: TriniGourmet.com will...

Jamaica: Citizen Media Follows the Standoff

A study in extremes is perhaps how the last 24 hours in the Caribbean region could be adequately described: As Trinidad and Tobago peacefully went to the polls and elected...

Zimbabwe: Employees of Gay and Lesbian of Zimbabwe detained

Sokari writes about the arrest of two employees of Gay and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) by officers from the Central Intelligent Department.

Africa: Africa “Retrogressive” Report 2010

Phillip comments on the launch of Africa Progress Report 2010: “If only the Africa Progress Report 2010 could be called a retrogressive report on Africa…that way, African leaders will not...

Africa: Celebrating Africa Day

South African blogger Zamo Nkatshu writes a post in celebration of Africa Day: “This year’s theme focuses on building and maintaining peace in Africa through sport. So let us then...

South Africa: Julius Malema Wants to Kiss and Make Up!

Julius Malema, the president of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) is no stranger to controversy. In fact, many would argue that it is what he thrives on. He is regarded...

Africa: The ultimate challenge for African magicians at World Cup

“More than 6.175 grams of gold: that’s what it weighs, the prize that the African jujus are aiming to claim this summer in South Africa. Africa has a reputation for...

Russia: Hosting Providers Sign Charter Against Illegal Content

Five hosting providers that allegedly control more than 25 percent of the Russian hosting market plan to sign a charter against ‘illegal content’, Vedomosti newspaper reported [RUS]. The charter implies...

Africa: Salesforce Foundation funds Maneno blogging platform

Miquel announces funding for African-focused blogging platform, Maneno: “We are very pleased to announced that the Salesforce.com Foundation has agreed to help fund a portion of the general operating costs...

Fiji backs down on suspending Parliamentary pensions

Fiji's government has overturned the practice of suspending pensions to former Parliamentary leaders who have been critical of the present regime. This announcement “is the sort of forward-looking conciliatory acts...

Southeast Asia: Reactions to Thailand protests

The violent confrontations between the heavily armed soldiers and Red Shirt protesters in Thailand in the past week have stunned the world. What are the reactions of bloggers from neighbouring...

Egypt: Parliament Votes to Extend Emergency Law

The Egyptian Parliament decision to extend state-sanctioned emergency rule for another two years garnered international criticism and domestic backlash, as the law gives exclusive right to the Ministry of the...

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