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21 July 2010

Stories from 21 July 2010

Benin: Interior Ministry Repudiates Wolosso Dance Before His Dismissal

Wilfried Léandre Houngbedji reports that the Interior Ministry Armand Zinzindohoué ordered that night clubs in Cotonou curbed down the excessive practice of a dance called Wolosso [fr]. Unrelated to the...

Morocco: A Young Blogger Greets the World

Salma started blogging at the age of six to keep in touch with friends and family. Under the supervision of her parents, this young Moroccan blogger likes writing short stories...

Egypt: Television's 50th Anniversary

Today is the Egyptian television's 50th anniversary, and Zeinobia wrote a post in her blog on this occasion.

Armenia-Azerbaijan: There is only humanity…

Ianyan makes a guest post on Armenia-Azerbaijan relations in the context of the still unresolved conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh as part of a series of entries...

India: Sexual Assault Prevention Tips

Indian Homemaker compiles a list of sexual assault prevention tips guaranteed to work.

Botswana: Court denies Bushmen access to water

“There was outrage today as Botswana’s High Court denied the Kalahari Bushmen access to water,” Survival International reports.

Kenya: The Kenyan driving experience

Kaboro blogs about the challenges of driving in Kenya: “When I think of some of the pointless things I’ve done in life, I’m tempted to think driving school is one...

Somaliland ready to join international community

“Successful Presidential election means the country is now in a position to move forward and join the other independent states of the world,” reads a press release from Somaliland Forum.

Sri Lanka: A Militarized State

Indrajit Samarajiva at Indi.ca comments: “Sri Lanka is a militarized state and a generation is growing up thinking that this is normal.”

Guyana: Party or Country?

“The fastest route for Guyana to get to the point of being a prosperous country is to find a leader who rejects disunity in all its forms…and embraces the diversity...

Nepal: Madesh Parties Boycott Elections

Bhola B Rana reports in Nepal today that the election of Nepalese Prime Minister is due today and four Madesh parties are boycotting the election.

Jamaica: Reggae Time

“It’s July and Reggae Sumfest is fast upon us”: The Phoenix in a Gas House reports.

Jamaica: Abuse of Power?

Jamaica Salt thinks that the recent detainment of dancehall artist Vybez Kartel “does not look good any way you look at it. In terms of the justice system, human rights,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Colourful

“The rich and various colours of our people are one of the things I like about this place. We are not homogenous”: Lisa Allen-Agostini is colour conscious.

USA Internet Governance Forum Meets Today

The second Internet Governance Forum USA (IGF-USA) is taking place today July 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. The one-day event offers expert panels and workshops on important global Internet governance...

Trinidad & Tobago: Housing Policy

Afra Raymond goes more in depth into his ideas “for a more effective and equitable national housing policy.”

South Korea: A National Mourning on A Vietnamese Bride's Death

A young Vietnamese bride was killed by her Korean husband in Korea. Korean bloggers express their condolences to the tragic death of a young wife while urging the government to...

Bangldesh: What Youth Think About Mobile Phones

Mobile Youth went to Bangladesh and produced a video where local youth “talked about their preferences for handsets and operators, which packages worked for them and which brands did they...

Maldives: Romance with Democracy at Stake

On June 29, 2010, the whole Cabinet of the government of the Maldives submitted their resignation. Thus began a highly politicized drama in the Maldives; one that threatens the country’s...

Kazakhstan: Bloggers see China’s “weaponless invasion”

Posts about China-related topics are quite frequent in the Kazakh language blogs. Here are some of them, the most recent ones.

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