5 August 2010

Stories from 5 August 2010

South Korea: Teenage Moms Quit Schools, Survey Shows

  5 August 2010

A survey shows most of teenage moms drop out of schools after got pregnant with babies, against their will to complete high school education. The Korean society started to address this largely ignored issue by taking a baby step forward by considering building state-run facilities and changing education law, South...

Japan: On A-Bomb Day, one minute of silence on twitter

  5 August 2010

Some twitter users will observe a minute of silence [ja] in remembrance of the victims of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 65 years ago [en]. No tweets will be posted on Friday 6 at 8:15 a.m. and on Monday 9 at 11:02 a.m. (local time).

Kenya's Referendum: Initial Observations

  5 August 2010

Initial observations of Kenya's referendum on the new constitution from Chris: “The desperate people who spread lies and used every trick in the book to deny long suffering Kenyans the best thing that has ever happened to them, are still very much around and scheming. And so passing of a...

Kenya: Kenya 2.0

  5 August 2010

It's Kenya 2.0!: “Kenyans have today approved a new constitution in a landmark referendum vote. Thank you, fellow Kenyans! And welcome to Kenya 2.0!”

Morocco: Race and Racism

In Morocco, the discussion of race and racism is sometimes taboo. In this post, Jillian C. York sums up the thoughts of several bloggers, in reaction to a post on racism against Black people in the country.