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10 September 2010

Stories from 10 September 2010

Russia: Wheat Export Ban Triggers Worldwide Panic

A new Russian ban on grain exports, including wheat, has created a panic over how the move will impact wheat prices and food security. Russia is among the world's top...

Angola: Journalist Killed for Unclear Motive

Angolan journalist Alberto Chakussanga was killed on September 5, at his house. The motive behind the killing is not clear. Some bloggers suggest [pt] that there are connections with politics,...

Mexico: Third Murdered Mayor Raises Questions About Spreading Drug Violence

Gancho reacts to the news of the recent murder of the mayor of El Naranjo, “a small town in San Luis Potosí.” He wonders: “though it lies just of Tamaulipas...

El Salvador: A Festival of Lanterns Amid Gang Threats

Tim, from Tim's El Savador Blog, writes: “In contrast to the news of gang threats and the reduction of bus service, the Festival of the Lanterns shone in the night...

Venezuela: Will the Economy Really Improve?

In Venezuela News and Views, Daniel Duquenal shares his opinion about the recent statements by Finance Minister Jorge Giordani, who said they hope to keep inflation low and see economic...

Ghana: Cassave peeler and sweet sleeping child

A photo of a cassava peeler and her child in Ghana from Ghanaian blogger and photographer Nana Acquah.

Kenya: PayPal Users Can Now Receive Money

PayPal users in Kenya can now receive money,Nigerian blogger Oluniyi Ajao reports: “The big P of e-commerce, now offers more service to residents of Kenya. Paypal users in Kenya can...

D.R of Congo: Why are peacekeepers so bad at protecting civilians?

Jason wonders why UN peacekeepers are so bad at protecting civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “There had been an uproar about MONUSCO’s lack of response to the rapes...

Zimbabwe: Mugabe Must Go Now

After 30 years in power, now it is time for Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe to go: “The Union for Sustainable Democracy suggests that even if Robert Mugabe is in good...

D.R of Congo: Kabila's dislike for large diplomatic gatherings

Please, do not invited the President of D.R. of Congo to a large diplomatic gathering: “President Joseph Kabila is well known for his dislike of attending large diplomatic gatherings. He...

Ghana: Andikra Cloth Symbols

Ma-Jordan's photo of the week is Andikra cloth symbols: “Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Akan of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d'Ivoire in West Africa, that...

China and Japan: Reactions on Chinese Fishing Boat Captain Arrested by Japanese

ChinaSMACK translates Chinese netizens’ reactions towards the arrest of Chinese fishing boat captain by the Japanese coast guards.

Azerbaijan: Opposition bloc unveiled

Tamada Tales comments on news that two opposition parties, Musavat and the Popular Front of Azerbaijan, have formed an election bloc to contend 90 of the 125 seats up for...

South Korea: Daughter's Hire Sparks Public Outrage

It is disturbing but universal fact of life. People from the priviledged class get a fancy job easily. In South Korea, a recent hiring of the Foreign Minister’s daughter into...

Asia: Videos on Drug Abuse and Detention Centers

Drug abuse detention centers in Asia are in the spotlight. Although some Asian drug addicts go in voluntarily to kick their habit, in some places, this has led to routine...

Brazil: The Political Spectrum of Narcotics

On Futepoca [pt] blog, Anselmo debates over the possibility of a political spectrum of narcotics. He quotes a cartoonist who believes that “marijuana is left-winger and cocaine is right-winger”.

Azerbaijan: Ramadan in Sheki

Sheki, Azerbaijan comments on observing Ramadan in Azerbaijan. The blog says that the holiday is a time for sharing and remembering relatives that have passed away as well as those...

Brazil: Independence Day and East Timorese Self Determination

“To talk about Brazil, I chose East Timor”, wrote [pt] Leonardo Sakamoto, on the 188th anniversary of the Brazilian “political independence”, September 7. He talks about dignity and self-determination, while reflecting on...

Ecuador: Citizens Attempt to Remove President Rafael Correa from Office

Through the web, using YouTube and his blog, journalist Carlos Vera has spread his plan to constitutionally remove President Rafael Correa from office. Other bloggers have also given their opinion...

Nigeria: Corruption and Politics in Football Elections

This week a Federal Court nullified the results of a recent election held for top posts in the NFF, Nigerian football's governing body. Toyin comments on the shenanigans that undermined...

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