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7 November 2010

Stories from 7 November 2010

Georgia: Highly Enriched Uranium smugglers on trial

Gawker comments on news that two Armenians were arrested in Georgia earlier this year for smuggling highly enriched uranium into the country and attempting to sell it to undercover police...

Armenia: Digital Democracy

Writing on Ararat, Global Voices author Simon Maghakyan, sponsor of a recent online petition demanding the passage of legislation against domestic violence in his native Armenia, comments on the increasing...

Azerbaijan: Electoral fraud reported during Parliamentary elections

Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines comments on today's parliamentary election in Azerbaijan. Despite media reports highlighting widespread voter apathy, the general mistrust in the election process is backed up by...

Maldives: Housing Crisis?

Although Male, the capital of Maldives, has been described as a city burdened with a housing crisis, /dev/null argues that the problem is a manifestation of a crisis in services...

Indonesia: Cyber attacks against groups which exposed torture video

The websites of groups which exposed the torture video in West Papua involving Indonesian soldiers have been targets of cyber attacks last week.

East Timor's first serious investor

Despite the pledge of various individuals and companies to invest in East Timor, nothing much has happened. Here comes Jape Kong Su, a Chinese Timorese, who has raised funds to...

Bangladesh: Same Wine In A New Bottle

Ekram Kabir criticizes a new English daily, recently introduced in Bangladesh, for not thinking out of the box.

East Timor: Ramelau Cultural Festival

Ramelau Cultural Festival, the first cultural festival in East Timor, was organized to celebrate Timorese culture and unity.

India: Obama Mania

US President Barack Obama is in India now as part of his ten day Asia tour and he has generated a lot of interest in this country of 1.2 billion...

Malaysia: Flood Hits Northern States

Malaysia’s northern states of Kedah, Perlis and Kelantan have been recently hit by floods, causing approximately 40,000 people to evacuate their homes. Netizens share their stories and reactions

Myanmar: Cyclone Giri relief network

A group of volunteers has formed a network to provide relief assistance and raise funds for the victims of Cyclone Giri which hit Myanmar a few weeks ago. The group...

Mauritius: Explore the Mauritian blogosphere

Explore the Mauritian blogs, videos, photos and social media with Mauritius Blog Tracker.

Mayotte: Marine Mammals of Mayotte

Jana blogs about marine mammals of Mayotte: “Mayotte is famous for being dolphins as well as humpback whales paradise(to be seen from August till October every year). While enjoying a...

Zambia: A Culture Denied

What is wrong with Zambian culture?: “It used to be that Zambians prided themselves on their very identity. Those things that made us uniquely a part of the Southern hemisphere...

Nigeria: Hausa Movies and Music Online

Watching Hausa movies and listening to Hausa music is a good way to learn the Hausa language and also get insights into the Hausa culture. You can find Hausa movies...

Nigeria: Hausa Proverbs in Blogosphere

Karin Magana is a blog dedicated to Hausa proverbs: “A while ago, I published a blogpost on Karin Magana, a blog dedicated to Hausa proverbs. Since then, I have published...

India: Influence Of The Social Web

Gaurav Mishra explains how the social web is changing the marketing communications ecosystem.

France, USA: A Tribute to Toni Morrison in Paris

On his blog 7ici que ça se passe, blogger Ménilmuche reports that Paris is paying tribute [fr] to 1993 Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison since November 4th in the the...

China: Ai Weiwei under house arrest

Controversial and outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was on Friday placed under house arrest for, it seems, planning to host a dinner for 1,000 people to commemorate the demolition of...

Costa Rica: Rescue Efforts Continue in Rain Ravaged Areas

Many areas are still isolated due to the heavy rains and flooding in Costa Rica and the Costa Rican Red Cross is working hard to rescue and aid as many...

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