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17 August 2010

Stories from 17 August 2010

Soviet History: “What Stalin Said About Hiroshima”

“What Stalin said about Hiroshima” to the U.S. Ambassador to the USSR on August 8, 1945 – at De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis (via LJ user oboguev, RUS).

Jamaica: R.I.P. Seya

The National Gallery of Jamaica Blog “deeply regrets the passing of Seya Parboosingh” and pays the artist tribute.

Cuba: About the Law

Iván's File Cabinet tells the story of the Teófilo family, whose patriarch, in light of eviction threats from the authorities, is convinced that “his biggest crime was to try to...

Jamaica: Art About Dudus

“The Dudus Chronicles is a body of work I’ve had the opportunity to watch as it took root and developed in front of my eyes”: Annie Paul is excited about...

Haiti: Reparation?

As Repeating Islands takes note of the pressure on France “to repay the 17 billion euros (£14bn) ‘extorted’ from Haiti in the 19th Century”, Bahamian Nicolette Bethel comments: “Simply erasing...

Jamaica: Garvey's Birthday

Caribbean bloggers honour the memory of Marcus Garvey today, on the 123rd anniversary of his birth.

Morocco: The Ramadan Diaries

As the month of Ramadan begins, Moroccans share thoughts, reflections...even recipes. Jillian York has the story.

Bhutan: Civil Service Examination Needs Revision

Tomlax at Kuzu-Bhutan Weblog opines that the present method of evaluating the candidates in Civil Service Examination is not fair and practical and needs revision.

Maldives: Homosexuality Criminalized

The Rainbow Maldivian reminds tourists that homosexuality is criminalized in Maldives with punishment like 10 to 30 lashes and/or jail terms.

Google assists Pakistan flood relief efforts

Jehan Ara at In The Line Of Fire informs that: “Google has created a crisis response page (Urdu) that hosts a variety of tools and compiles information about the disaster,...

Jordan: Reema, We Refuse to Let You Die in Vain

A 35-year old mother of three was shot by her husband during her sleep in Jordan. The reason for this murder? Her husband believes that his wife was a "victim...

India: Monitoring traffic violations on Facebook

A new initiative by the Delhi Traffic Police is highlighting questions of citizen engagement and government use of social media in India.

Liberia/Mexico: Mexico Vs Liberia: An informal comparison

Esteyonange's informal comparison of Liberia/Mexico: “Ever since arriving in Liberia with the “knowledge” that 85% of its residents were unemployed, I have been suffering from a minor obsession about how...

Africa: Putting arts and culture on SADC's agenda

Arts and culture is on SADC's 30th Anniversary: “Zimbabwean renowned poet, Albert Nyathi performs on the 17/08/2010 for all of SADC’s Heads of State during the 30th Anniversary of the...

Zambia: The Attorney General Vs Dr. Frederick Chiluba

Zambian Economist posts the court ruling in the case Attorney General Versus Dr Frederick Chiluba (Zambia's former president) and others.

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leonean Kansas City Wizards soccer star

Vickie writes about Sierra Leonean football star Kei Kamara: “Back in July over 50,000 football fans watched Sierra Leone's Kei Kamara of the Kansas City Wizards score the winning goal...

Malawi: Man with no hands and disabled legs repairs radios

“I have just read an awesome story about Kelvin Maliwa, a 34 year old Malawian, who was born with no hands and disabled legs and could not attend formal schooling,...

Somaliland: Challenge for openly gay president

Sokari's reaction to the news that Somaliland's President is openly gay: “Roll on the next AU [African Union] meeting. Will he stand up for LGBTI Rights?…If not and his identity...

Chad: Ten places to visit in Chad

There are ten places one should visit in Chad: “Chad is one of the countries of the Saharan Africa. Chad is also a country that boasts of some wonderful places...

South Korea: Shrewder Commercials As Viewers Get Smarter

In South Korea, an indirect type of commercial was apppeared in the country's largest network's prime time news. It was a netizen who caught it, proving once again that the...

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