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13 August 2010

Stories from 13 August 2010

Guyana: Back Then

  13 August 2010

“That man is dead and gone, yet he still shape people minds”: Guyana-Gyal remembers what life was like under Forbes Burnham.

St. Lucia: R.I.P. Sesenne

  13 August 2010

The Caribbean Review of Books acknowledges the passing of “Marie Selipha ‘Sesenne’ Descartes, St Lucian folk singer and ‘queen of folk culture’.”

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Video: Music videos under 99 USD

  13 August 2010

In an industry where expenses keep rising, making and promoting a music video can get tough. The 99 Dollar Music Video website gives bands and filmmakers a chance to shine with creative videos, shot in one day, edited in one day and costing no more than 99 US Dollars.

Trinidad & Tobago: Red Mango

  13 August 2010

“Yuh want ah mango? Dance de shango”: Simply Trini Cooking recalls “a little piece of mouthwatering bliss from [her] childhood…sweet red mango.”

Cuba: He's Back

  13 August 2010

“Fidel Castro’s return to public life after a four-year absence provokes conflicting emotions here”: Generation Y and Havana Times blog about his reappearance.

Cuba: Marching in Memory

  13 August 2010

Cuban bloggers discuss the harassment of Reina Luisa Tamayo, as she makes attempts to organise commemoration marches to the grave of her son, political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo.

Bangladesh: International Internet Gateways Do Not Support IPv6

  13 August 2010

Ahamed Bauani is concerned that the two International Internet Gateways (IIGW) operational in Bangladesh do not support IPv6 and “do not have any plan to do so”. The blogger advocates for creating a group to pressurize the government to take step to connect Bangladesh with IPv6 network via IIGW.

India: The Blackberry Debate

  13 August 2010

The Acorn discusses in details about the current dispute with RIM, provider of Blackberry’s messaging system, and the Indian government over encrypted messages and intercepting the communications for state security.

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Nepal: Leadership Vacuum Continues

  13 August 2010

More than a month after the resignation of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, the Himalayan country Nepal is still without a leader. Four rounds of elections have failed to produce a clear winner, another round is scheduled for August 18th.

Rwanda: Is Rwanda like Singapore?

  13 August 2010

Is Rwanda like Singapore?: “Pardon me for not blogging about Kagame's electoral victory; it was not much of a surprise. Instead, I've been wanting to talk about something that he mentioned often on the election trail: Singapore.”

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Africa: It's time for Big Brother Africa All-Stars

  13 August 2010

On July 18, 2010 Big Brother Africa, a television show produced by Endemol, entered its fifth season with Big Brother Africa All-Stars. The show, which has become the most popular TV reality show in Africa, is being taped at the Big Brother House at Sasani Studios in Johannersburg, South Africa and will run for 91 days.

China: Wiping Sweat Gate

  13 August 2010

China Hush has a post on the recent “wiping sweat gate”, which explains how propaganda with Chinese characteristic is manufactured.

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