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8 November 2010

Stories from 8 November 2010

Brazil: Female Bloggers React to the Country's First Female President: Yes, She Can!

Dilma Rousseff is the first woman in a group of 35 Brazilian presidents, and will be the first Brazilian in an elite club of 17 female global leaders. What are...

Morocco: A Phone Call Away

The View from Fez recounts Morocco's telecom developments.

Morocco: 80-year-old Synagogues

Jewish Morocco introduces us to 80-year-old synagogues in Er Rachidia and Oujda.

Morocco: Excellent Mathematicians

Moroccans excel in mathematics, writes sumaya, at Reading Morocco.

Morocco: Nobel Laureates Meeting Spot

A meeting of Nobel Laureates will take place in Morocco in early May 2011, reports The View from Fez.

Egypt: Blogger Kareem Amer Still in Jail

“After 1460 days in prison, Kareem officially completes his prison sentence. Tomorrow will mark exactly 4 years since his imprisonment on November 6, 2006. Unfortunately, Kareem has yet to be...

Jordan: To Vote, Or Not To Vote?

The Jordanian Twitter community debated the merits of voting or abstaining in the parliamentary elections to be held November 9, 2010.

India: Tigers In Danger In Madhya Pradesh

Bagchiblog informs that India's Madhya Pradesh government has taken several steps that threaten the existence of tigers in the state’s forests.

Nepal: Analysis Of Blocked Sites

XNepali Blog posts a two part analysis on the blocked sites in Nepal and finds that some sites were included in the ban list wrongly.

Bangladesh: Where Is My Library?

“Where did all those libraries go, that our fathers used to go to?” questions Nayeem Hossain while discussing about the disappearing libraries in Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka: Dehiwala Puppet Museum

Indi.ca writes about the puppetry museum in Dehiwela, a newly created city immediately south of Colombo.

Haiti: Renown Orchestra Tabou Combo on Tour

Blogger Ménilmuche [fr] reports on his blog 7ici que ça se passe that renown Haitian band Tabou Combo [fr] has begun their new tour on Saturday, Nov. 6.  Their new...

Cuba: The Remaining 13

“No individual Cuban not named Orlando Zapata Tamayo is more responsible for the release this year of 39 Cuban prisoners of conscience than Guillermo Farinas”: Uncommon Sense reports that the...

Caribbean: Supporting the CRB

Regional litbloggers are encouraging one another to support The Caribbean Review of Books’ year-end donation drive.

Sudan: Will Africa give birth to a new nation in 2011?

Will Africa give birth to a new nation in 2011? Southern Sudan will hold an a referendum on whether or not it should remain as a part of Sudan on...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Kamla Debacle

Outlish asks of the hoopla surrounding the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister's recent statements: “What's the real issue? Compassion or Caribbean rivalry?”

St. Lucia: Today's Tomas Update

From the water situation to a list of urgently needed items, Sun, Rain, Or… posts a hurricane update from St. Lucia.

Jamaica: Chevannes Passes Away

Jamaican bloggers pay tribute to the late Professor Emeritus of the University of the West Indies, Barry Chevannes.

Costa Rica: Mudslides and Climate Change

In Central American Politics, Mike writes, “While most of the region's attention is on the river dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Costa Rica is also suffering through the worst...

Honduras: Indigenous Heroes

Nacer en Honduras [es] lists 6 indigenous heroes from Honduras, giving a brief biography of each one.

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