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29 May 2010

Stories from 29 May 2010

Angola: Similarities between Cabinda and East Timor

Orlando Castro discloses [pt] the similarities between the Angolan enclave of Cabinda and the recent history of East Timor, criticizing the positions of the Portuguese and Timorese leaders for failing...

Zimbabwe: Is it a crime to be white in Zimbabwe?

Chris Kabwato discusses the question of race in Zimbabwe's politics: “In Zimbabwe there is a person who cannot be sworn in as a minister of state, not because of any...

Ghana: Ghana National Media Commission has failed

Donald argues that Ghana National Media Commission has failed to do its work: “Is the Natonal Media Commission really doing their work for real?”

Africa: A blog to promote African literature

ImageNation is a blog by Ghanaian blogger Nana Fredua-Agyeman promoting literature in Africa.

South Africa: Rugby Playing Its Part in Transformation

Sport is still largely split along racial lines in South Africa. Football is considered a non-white sport and rugby is considered by many to be a game played by white...

Ecuador: Tungurahua Volcano Erupts and Spreads Ash

In Ecuador, the Mama Tungurahua volcano erupted on Friday, May 28 canceling school classes, closing the international airport, forcing some residents to evacuate their towns, and spreading ash all across...

Nigeria: Exclusive interview with Nigerian soul artist

KenyaChristian blog has an exclusive interview with Nigerian soul artist Nneka Egbuna.

France: Questions and Controversy about ICC

EU-LOGOS blog explains why France was questioned by an Amnesty International report about its implementation in internal criminal law of the 1998 International Criminal Court status (fr). An impending bill...

Oil spill disaster in Singapore

A ship collision in Singapore Strait caused the spilling of 2,000 tonnes of crude oil into the sea. Singapore netizens are using the web to monitor and document the marine...

Philippines: Destroying another landmark

Torn and Frayed in Manila blogs about the impending destruction of another historical landmark in Manila – Sta Ana Racetrack.

Vietnam: Eating “Op la” in Saigon

Eating Asia blogs about Saigon's op la dish (fried eggs cooked with various sausages).

Vietnam: Report on online censorship

Viet Tan has published a comprehensive report about online censorship and cyberattacks in Vietnam.

Colombia: Tweeting the May 30 Presidential Elections

Twitter activity about the May 30 Colombian Presidential elections is at an all-time high. Topics include the missteps by some of the candidates, their performance in the debates, as well...

Guinea : Waiting for Presidential Elections

Hope mixed with anxiety reign in Guinea with the presidential elections to be held on June 27, 2010. These elections are the first free elections in Guinea since its independence....

Mexico: 165 Mexicans Die Each Day Due to Smoking

The blog Vivir México [es] notes that 165 Mexicans die each day due to smoking-related illnesses and reflects on that statistic as the World Day Without Tobacco is upcoming on...

Guatemala: Cleaning Up the Ash from Pacaya Volcano

Gustavo Reyes posts this Twitpic of workers cleaning the ash from the Pacaya volcano eruption in Guatemala.

France : A Legal Review of the Burqa Ban Bill

A lawyers blog Mieux connaître vos droits en Europe ponders the legal aspects of the French burqa ban bill (fr). Earlier,  the blog also  posted the main points of the...

Brazil: Rapper assaulted by Police Peacemaker Unit

MC Fiell, who recently launched a booklet about police approach at ‘favela‘ (slum) Santa Marta, was the target of a violent assault by members of the Police Peacemaker Unit (UPP)....

India: Video Giving A Voice To Marginalised Communities

IndiaUnheard is a new initiative involving a network of Community Correspondents around India who will produce video stories about life in their community, and the issues ignored by mainstream media.

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