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8 July 2010

Stories from 8 July 2010

Guinea Bissau: “Kilimanjaro” of Waste

India: The White Privilege

Maldives: Political Deadlock

Nepal: Help Build A School

Cuba: Ready for Release?

As news circulates of Cuba's intention to release 52 political prisoners, Guillermo Fariñas, who has gone on a hunger strike to protest the detainment of 25 prisoners of conscience that...

Diaspora and Development in the Francophone World

The diaspora of the developing countries worldwide is often mentioned as a potential driving factor for poverty reduction and the francophone region is no exception. Still, the suggested policies involving...

Nigeria: The Facebook Page of Nigeria's President

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan is now on Facebook. He opened his page to communicate with Nigerians at home and abroad on 28 June. He sends regular messages spelling out his...

Russia-Belarus: Godfather of refused offers

Is it a deliberate provocation, a government-engineered attack on a foreign head of state, a gas-giant's attempt to rock Russian foreign policy - or simply an example of good and...

Bahamas, Turks & Caicos: Political Future?

Puerto Rico: On Probation

Barbados: Where is the Justice?

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Woman Power

Sri Lanka: United Nations Office Under Siege

A Sri Lankan cabinet minister and a leader of the political party NFF began a hunger strike outside the UN office in Colombo to protest against an UN panel set...

Kuwait: My Blog is for Sale

As expected, news in a local newspaper that the Kuwaiti government is studying a proposal to monitor blogs did not go well with bloggers. One popular blogger decided to confront...

Iraq: Falluja's contamination is worse than Hiroshima

Iraq: My Story with Frogs

Iraq: Layla Anwar marks Blogging Anniversary with War of Words

Iraq: Emperor Nero is in Baghdad

Egypt: Kolana Khaled Said Launched

Lebanon: Three Arrested for Facebook Postings

Lebanese Naim George Hanna, 27, Antoine Youssef Ramya, 29, and Shebel Rajeh Qassab, 27, have been arrested for posting Facebook statuses against the Lebanese President Michel Suleiman. The Lebanese online...

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