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15 September 2010

Stories from 15 September 2010

Mexico: The ‘Biggest Party of the Year’ Begins Today

“The Bicentenario kicks off tonight, marking Mexico’s 200th year of independence from Spain. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime celebration and a huge deal here in Mexico City.” This is how Lesley Téllez...

Russia: Happy Birthday @KremlinRussia! ;)

On September 14, 2010, the Russian president celebrated his 45th birthday. It was his third birthday as president. In 2010 wishes and congrats poured in from all over the world,...

Sri Lanka: Import Consignment Of ‘The Economist’ Magazine Impounded

TheNEWSmaster informs that the Sri Lankan customs authorities have yet again impounded the latest edition of ‘The Economist’ Magazine which carried out an article criticizing the 18th amendment of the...

Bhutan: The Real Experience

Bhutan is trying to boost tourism in 2012 and the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) has announced new hotel ratings. Penstar argues that the tourists should look for the real...

East Timor: Providing Spaces for the Memory

Crowd map Hanoin: Remembering Timor was recently launched aiming to collaboratively collect memories of colonialism, occupation and independence of East Timor. A blog post explains the need to “share, corroborate...

Guinea Bissau: Bridging Cultures Through Language

The Andorinha [Swallow, pt] project has been promoting for two years the Portuguese language in the region of Cachungo in Guinea Bissau. Macua blog reproduces a text [pt] that describes...

Cameroon: Hope for Youth Network Seminar

Lum reports about a youth and information seminar that was organized by Hope for Youth Network (HOYONet) in Mankon-Bamenda, in the North-Western region of Cameroon.

Nigeria: The Legacy of Nigerian Feminism

Eccentric Yoruba's analysis of feminism in Nigeria: “Since I returned to Nigeria earlier this year, I have not met any woman who openly identified as a feminist. It almost seems...

South Africa: Listen to Benguela's Meridian

Sean's Music Monday features Meridian from the album The Black Southeaster by a Cape Town based group Benguela.

South Africa: Listen to the Black Southeaster

Sean's Music Monday features Meridian from the album The Black Southeaster by a Cape Town based group Benguela.

India: Five Neighborhood Paradoxes

Nitin Pai at The Acorn argues that India's neighborhood policy is trapped in five paradoxes.

Indonesia: Positive economic news

pelopor.nl cites a few macroeconomic indicators which suggest that Indonesia's economy is improving.

Singapore: MP posts Parliament questions on Facebook

A Member of Parliament from Singapore posted her questions to three ministers in Facebook prior to a Parliament meeting. A netizen comments: “a good example of how FB is used...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Remembering Wayne

On the one-year anniversary of Wayne Brown's death, The Caribbean Review of Books posts an essay by Mervyn Morris on the writer's life and poetic achievement.

Singapore: Tertiary Tech Conference 2010

The first Tertiary Tech Conference in Singapore will take place this weekend. It aims to gather the “best projects and brightest talents from local tertiary institutions focusing on games, augmented...

Cambodia: Prehistoric site destroyed

An archaeological site in Kampong Cham Province in Cambodia was destroyed early this month to make way for a temporary housing and development project.

Martinique: Grande Dame Passes On

The Caribbean Review of Books acknowledges the passing of “Jenny Alpha, Martiniquan singer and ‘grande dame de la culture créole’.”

Jamaica: Understanding Gangs

Jamaica Salt says “there are many things that drive men (and women) to take up the gun in Jamaica”, adding: “Condemning them without understanding the reasons behind their decision would...

Guyana: Book Blogger Week

The Signifyin’ Woman celebrates Book Blogger Appreciation Week.

Slovakia: No Money for Greece

Slovakia's refusal to take part in the Greek bailout has "outraged" the European Central Bank. Tibor Blazko translates some of what the Slovak netizens think about the issue.

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