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13 November 2010

Stories from 13 November 2010

Nigeria: Remembering an Activist, Fifteen Years After his Execution

In 1995 Ken Saro-Wiwa, a prominent activist and outspoken critic of the oil industry in Nigeria, was executed along with eight of his associates. Saro-Wiwa was a hero for many...

Panama: “Previous Controls” on Public Finance Eliminated for Six Institutions

The control that is responsible for monitoring how public funds are invested has been eliminated for six institutions, including the ministries of Health, Public Works and Education. The decision has...

Puerto Rico: Feminist Activist and Lawyer Awarded in US

Verónica RT celebrates the award [es] that Puerto Rican feminist activist and lawyer Josefina Pantoja just received  from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association in the US for a...

Puerto Rico: Artist Retires Paintings from Supreme Court

In Fractal [es], Karla Marie Ostoloza offers a poignant critique of Puerto Rican artist Antonio Martorell's decision to retire his paintings from the Supreme Count as an act of protest...

Pakistan: The Real Culprit is the Way We Approach Religion

Raza Habib Raja at Pak Tea House comments that the general religious bigotry is rampant in the Pakistani society, “which in turn emanates from the mindset and the overall cultural...

India: Branding Through Social Media

Dina Mehta shares 10 tips on branding through social media for startups and small businesses.

India: Typical Indian Character

Ram Bansal at India In Peril criticizes the ‘know-all’ syndrome of the average Indians and the practice of advising others without concentrating on his/her own works.

Côte d'Ivoire: New song for presidential election

Museke posts a video of a new song “Voter” written specially for Côte d'Ivoire Presidential Election. The song is performed by Le Griot-Guére, Jackivoire, Soro Solo, and lead guitar by...

Ethiopia: Legendary Ethiopian Athlete Abebe Bikila’s Biopic

Legendary Ethiopian athlete Abebe Bikila’s Biopic: “Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefoot Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon.”

South Africa: Afropolis: City, Media, Art

Africa is a Country posts a photo by the young Johannesburg photographer Sabelo Mlangeni, which is included in the exhibit: “Afropolis. City, Media, Art: Urbanization Africa, now showing through March...

South Korea: An Indie Band's Death and the ‘Acorn’ Controversy

Following the death of indie band member Lee Jin-won, Korean bloggers and Twitterers are boiling mad over the music industry's unfair distribution system. Lee is reported to have lived near...

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