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16 August 2010

Stories from 16 August 2010

Jamaica: Dance!

Tallawah posts photographs from the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica's 2010 season.

Haiti: Education Challenges

“Following the Jan. 12 earthquake, 1,263…schools in western Haiti were destroyed; 376,000 students were out of school and an unknown number of teachers and students were dead or wounded”: HAITI,...

Caucasus: Observations on Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

Fearcuairt contrasts the three South Caucasus countries and says that Georgians consider themselves part of Europe, Azerbaijanis feel part of Asia, and Armenians view themselves as a mixture of both....

Bahamas: Breakdown

“Many of us are more educated than ever. Many Bahamians have more money, assets, and creature comforts than ever…”: Yet, says Rick Lowe, the intolerance is pervasive.

Trinidad & Tobago: 5.0

Repeating Islands links to a report about the earthquake that shook Trinidad and Tobago over the weekend.

Cuba: Walking a Fine Line

“Although there is some level of tolerance towards the independent press and the opposition, permissiveness should not be confused with impunity”: Iván García attends his meeting with the Cuban authorities...

Macedonia, Romania: Blogger Detects Cross-Border Plagiarism

L'Acqua Al Deserto discovered [MKD] that Romanian singer Irena had recently released “a copy” of Milioner, a 2007 single by Macedonian singer/songwriter Elena Ristevska with music by Darko Dimitrov, also...

Pakistan: Mobile Operators Respond to Flood Relief Calls

There are a number of international mobile operators in Pakistan who are responding to flood relief requirements. Telecomistan blog highlights that approximately PKR 238 million in funds have been pledged...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Dialogue through film

The free flow of information between Armenia and Azerbaijan since independence is obviously problematic given the still unresolved conflict over Nagorno Karabakh, but can new media move in to fill...

Brazil: Gay Kiss Prejudice

Rafael Ximenes writes [pt] about the controversy in a university within the state of Minas Gerais, where the promotion poster for the 3rd Congress on Public Policy / Social Services...

Malawi: Missing out on online technology for transparency

While more and more Malawians are flocking online to use Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites, the country has yet to make progress in using these tools for transparency...

Nepal: Indian Policy On Nepal

Dr. Hari Bansha Dulal comments on the recent Indian efforts to broker Nepal's stalemate in choosing a new Prime Minister: “India's policy toward Nepal is seriously flawed. It wants to...

Pakistan: Killings In Balochistan

Apart from the recent devastating floods Pakistan has other problems to tackle. Hamid Abbasi at Chowrangi points out to the recent brutal ethnic killings of Punjabis by members of a...

Cameroon: A Review of Francis Nyamnjoh's Intimate Strangers

Dibussi Tande reviews Francis B. Nyamnjoh's book Intimate Strangers (2010):”Intimate Strangers is a collection of transcribed accounts about maids and madams, presented from the perspective of Immaculate, a research assistant...

Kenya: A Donkeymentary: Through the eyes of a donkey

Do you know what is a donkeymentary?: “It is basically a documentary with donkeys. Through the Eyes of a Donkey is a new film about Lamu, a small island just...

Kenya: Fourth president will be a lot younger

Chris looks at some key political indicators following Kenya's referendum on a new constitution: “Referendum vote brought us closer to the fourth president of the republic of Kenya. He'll be...

Zimbabwe: Violence mars constitutional outreach

Bev Clark posts a statement issued by Zimbabwe Election Support Network, Zimbabwe Peace Project and Zimbabwe Lawyers For Human Rights following violence that took place during Constitutional outreach campaign.

Ghana: The boy Barwuah who became the man Balotelli

Nana writes about the Italian football star, Mario Balotelli, who was born Mario Barwuah in Italy to Ghanaian immigrants:”The Ghana Football Association (GFA), at some point, asked Mario to play...

Ghana: Twitter users to follow #Ghana

These are interesting and useful twitter users to follow for information related to Ghana:@silverbirdghana, @modernghanaweb, @macjordan and @gaylepesscud

Singapore: No eating and drinking inside trains

Siew Kum Hong criticizes the absolute implementation of the ban on eating and drinking inside the trains of Singapore. The ban it seems is also applied on babies drinking milk.

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