9 July 2010

Stories from 9 July 2010

Peru: Emergency in Huancavelica Caused by Mine Tailings

  9 July 2010

The Opamayo River in the Huancavelica region was contaminated with mine tailings when a deposit suddenly yielded and its contents spilled on the waters of the river, which is already quite contaminated because of the mining activity in the area. This caused protests from the residents of the affected communities. Some bloggers also gave their opinions on the incident.

Nigeria: Who changed the President's mind— Facebook or FIFA?

  9 July 2010

After receiving hundreds of comments on his Facebook page, Nigeria's President reversed a controversial suspension of the country's national football team. But was the President's change of heart really a response to citizens voicing their frustration on Facebook? Or because of pressure from international football's powerful governing body?

India: Delhi Wall Project

  9 July 2010

South Asia Wired highlights Delhi Wall Project, which is comprised of six enthusiastic youths. They have taken a vow to to “add color and life to the otherwise boring walls of Delhi” by painting them.

Sri Lanka: Fast Unto Death Campaign

  9 July 2010

Lanka Rising comments on the ‘fast unto death’ campaign of Sri Lankan ex-cabinet Minister and NFF leader protesting the UN panel on war crimes: “Wimal Weeravansa is great patriotic leader that whole nation love and respect. But this time he has chosen a wrong strategy.”

Nepal: Prachanda Cannnot Be Prime Minister

  9 July 2010

Paramendra Bhagat at Democracy for Nepal opines that the Maoist leader Prachanda cannot be a Prime Minister again because: “someone who does not understand how coalition governments work can not lead a majority, coalition government, let alone a national consensus government.”

African Soldiers on the Champs Elysees on Bastille Day

  9 July 2010

France's invitation to the armed forces of former colonies to join the parade on the Champs Elysees on July 14 is a subject of great controversy among African bloggers. Many wonder what is the point of having former colonies there and why are many north African nations not invited.

Trinidad & Tobago: Undeserving?

  9 July 2010

“The Trinidad Guardian editorial paid tribute to the Elections and Boundaries Commission of T&T…and went as far as recommending they be considered as ‘… potential recipients for this nation’s highest Independence Day award…'”: KnowTnT.com‘s Edmund Gall disagrees.

Jamaica: After Dudus

  9 July 2010

“The fight to re-establish a new don to replace the power vacuum left behind by Dudus will be strong and the police are hoping that social groups will come in to help re-build trust with police”: Jamaica Salt looks at the situation post-Dudus’ extradition, while YardFlex.com follows the police detention...

Russia-USA: Death of a defected spy

Robert Amsterdam notes that Sergei Tretyakov, agent of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), who defected to the United States in 2000, has suddenly died at an age of 53, and speculates whether there is a new Litvinenko case looming about.

Uganda: Hive Colab launched

  9 July 2010

A new collaborative space in Uganda: “Hive Colab is a collaborative, community owned, open work environment for young tech entrepreneurs looking to focus on projects, to access the computing resources and bandwidth…”

Somaliland: Elections in Hargeisa

  9 July 2010

Doreen blogs from Hargeisa, the unofficial capital of Somaliland: “There are swathes of colour everywhere, from the hotel lobby to the streets to the market place to the campaign trail.”

Hong Kong: One frequency three radio channels

  9 July 2010

Michelle from interlocals.net translated an article about the strange phenomena of “One frequency three channels” during the June 4 candle night vigil this year in Hong Kong. The live broadcast of the vigil by the Citizen radio was interrupted by two other channels and one of them is from Mainland...

Brazil: Yellow Whistles Warn about Global Hunger

  9 July 2010

The 1 Billion Hungry campaign was officially launched in Brazil on July 1st. The purpose of this global initiative is to put pressure on politicians to combat hunger. Bloggers have started to debate hunger and to raise concerns on this subject, while trying to virtually catch the attention of audiences.

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