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20 November 2010

Stories from 20 November 2010

Paraguay: “The Unwanted” of Ciudad del Este

Journalist and blogger Andrés Colmán Gutiérrez wrote on his blog Ñangapiry News [es] about a group of about 170 indigenous people that live on the streets of Ciudad del Este,...

Colombia: Two More Colombian Traditions Named Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Albeiro Rodas from Colombia Passport reports: “The Marimba music of the Colombian Pacific and the regulatory system of the Wayuu [indigenous] people of Guajira, were included in the UNESCO’s list...

Nepal: Embarrassment At The Parliament

On November 19, 2010 was a shameful day for Nepal's parliament as “Maoist lawmakers disrupted the House session and resorted to vandalism and manhandling”, reports Ujjwal Acharya at The Radiant...

Pakistan: Christian Woman Sentenced To Death On Charges Of Blasphemy

“A 45-year-old Christian woman, Aasia Bibi, has been sentenced to death in Pakistan for allegedly blaspheming the Prophet Muhammad,” reports Faheem Haider.

Panama: Retirees Protest With Street Closures

Street closures and peaceful protests have marked the claims of retirees who call for an increase in their pensions. Twitter reactions are almost all against these measures that affect everyone....

Haiti: Anti-UN Protests Escalate Over Cholera Epidemic

Three days after the first case of cholera was diagnosed in Haiti, The Life and Times of the Mangine Many posted on its blog: Seriously? Cholera? I literally thought cholera...

Korea: Concerns loom over volcanic activity on Baekdu Mountain

In South Korea, public concerns are looming over the possible eruption of volcanic Baekdu Mountain, located on the border between North Korea and China. Experts predict that Baekdu’s damage could...

Philippines: Leading botanist killed in alleged military-rebel cross-fire

A flurry of tributes and condemnations posted online followed the unexpected death of top Filipino botanist Leonard Co and his two assistants in an alleged cross-fire between the Philippine Army...

What does Fiji's government want from Fiji Water?

Fiji Water, the expensive beverage in a square bottle, has created one of the richest brands in the world. Does Fiji’s military government want a piece of it?

Brazil: Black Awareness Day

To mark Brazil's annual Black Awareness Day (Dia da Consciência Negra), journalist and blogger Elaine Tavares explains [pt] why she is proud to be Afro-Brazilian. Meanwhile, celebrations and cultural events [pt] to...

Guinea: Two more weeks under state of emergency?

Will Guineans have to live two more weeks under state of emergency?: “In a post earlier today, Guinea Oye! expressed concern about the Government’s decision to maintain a state of...

Sudan: Refugees ready to vote

Laura Heaton blogs about refugees taking part in referendum registration in Southern Sudan: “For the first time in their lives, 22,000 refugees are about to vote, and these seven will...

Angola: Is Yuri Da Cunha the future of Angolan music?

Africa Is a Country posts a video of Angolan musician Yuri Da Cunha: “Yuri Da Cunha is a household name in Angola,and is on his way to becoming an international...

Nigeria: De-branding Nigeria

Nigerian blogger Aderinola comments on the suspension of Amos Adamu who was found guilty of trying to sell his vote for the world cup bid: “My concern here is the...

Kenya: Kenya Matters

Ethan visits and reviews the iHub in Nairobi, Kenya: “It’s an incubator, an invitation only space open every day to the 100 entrepreneurs who’ve applied for and won badges from...

Africa/Mexico: Afro-Mexicanos

Estenoyage meets African descendants in Mexico: “In one region of Mexico where I surf a lot, there's still a remaining community of African descendants. Usually they are called ‘Afro-Mexicanos’ o...

China: Educated youth face a tough future

China Media Project translates an article by Yu Jianrong about educated youth in China, which can be divided into two groups. The first one are privileged by their access to...

Iran: World's Youngest Detained Blogger on Trial

The Iranian government is not only world-class when it comes to persecuting bloggers, they have also set numerous records: from the first jailed blogger in history, to the first blogger...

Sri Lanka: Tamil Journalist Detained

International Network Of Sri Lankan Diaspora Blog reports that a London based Tamil journalist has been arrested last Wednesday at the Colombo Airport, when he landed in Sri Lanka to...

Bhutan: Khuru And The Rise Of Feminist Movements

Bhutanese women may have, unintentionally, created the stirrings of their first feminist movements of sorts when they recently started to encroach upon a traditionally male dominated sport Khuru (game of...

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