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9 July 2010

Stories from 9 July 2010

Peru: Emergency in Huancavelica Caused by Mine Tailings

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...

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

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...

India: Delhi Wall Project

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...

Sri Lanka: Fast Unto Death Campaign

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...

Nepal: Prachanda Cannnot Be Prime Minister

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...

Haiti: World Cup Passion

Emmanuel Midi, reporting for Inside Disaster, tells of Haiti's passion for two specific World Cup teams.

African Soldiers on the Champs Elysees on Bastille Day

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...

Jamaica: Bolt Does It Again celebrates track and fielder Usain Bolt's most recent win at the IAAF Diamond League meet.

Trinidad & Tobago: Undeserving?

“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...

Cuba: Hunger Striker Ends Protest

The Cuban Triangle reports that political prisoner Guillermo Farinas’ hunger strike is officially over. 1Click2Cuba also comments.

Jamaica: After Dudus

“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...

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,...

Estonia: Sangaste castle

Quickthink takes a brief glance at Estonian Sangaste castle and its history.

South Africa: Extraordinary masquerades as ordinary

“Bafana Bafana played a world cup final on Tuesday the 22nd of June 2010 as the whole of South Africa stopped and came together at 4.00pm to see if their...

Rwanda: Remembering Jean-Léonard Rugambage

Africa Editors’ Forum remember the assassinated Rwandan journalist Jean-Léonard Rugambage at Highway Africa conference.

Croatia: EU and the Euro

Edward Hugh of A Fistful of Euros takes a look at Croatia's economy in relation to an upcoming EU-accession and the country's potential to enter the Eurozone.

Uganda: Hive Colab launched

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...

South Africa: Follow Highway Africa Online

Eduardo Avila blogs from Highway Africa 2010: “For those unable to attend the 2010 version of the Highway Africa Conference in person, please follow along on Twitter with the hashtag...

Somaliland: Elections in Hargeisa

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

Michelle from 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...

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