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17 December 2010

Stories from 17 December 2010

Haiti: Ballots Video

prophet N posts a video which, “according to unconfirmed sources…was filmed by UN peacekeepers in Cite Soleil” and may point to inconsistencies with regard to electoral ballots.

Jamaica: Documentary on Police Abuse

Repeating Islands reports on the launch of a documentary which chronicles instances of police injustice and debuted “to a crowd of more than 300 to commemorate International Human Rights Day.”

Dominica: Authentic Craft

Dominica Weekly is proud of its craftspeople, saying: “Dominica is ahead of the game when it comes to authentic art and craft.”

Cuba: Economic Crisis

Iván's File Cabinet says that the “times of crisis” that the country is facing is affecting everyone – even the prostitutes.

Cuba: Top 10 Cubans

Uncommon Sense begins his Top Ten List of Cubans who made a difference in 2010.

Sudan: Southern Sudanese to vote in eight countries

Southern Sudanese in eight countries around the world will be able to participate in Southern Sudan Independence Referendum: “The United Nations’ International Organization for Migration (IOM) is organizing “Out of...

D.R. of Congo: Conflict minerals guidelines and murder of bishop's wife

Stories to watch from the Democratic Republic of Congo: “Bishop Levy Mbala, the head of the Church of Christ in the Congo – one of the largest protestant church groups...

Cote d'Ivoire: Massacre in Abidjan

Alex Angwete discusses the volatile political situation in Cote d'Ivoire: “Yesterday, northern politicians Alassane Draman Ouattara and his PM-designate Guillaume Soro sent their “unarmed” supporters in the streets to attempt...

Africa: Banana leaf packaging for street food

Banana leaf packaging for street food in Africa: “…banana leaves are a packaging solution that has existed for thousands of years, still exists today, and that could benefit the environment...

Ethiopia/US: Soul Food: Mike-e's Afroflow

Negrita writes about Mike-e, an American artist born in Ethiopia: “his album afroflow ii pays tribute to the fact that hip-hop flows from africa and his music is heavily influenced...

Africa: The African immigrant experience in New York City

Short videos from students at The New School, USA, about the African immigrant experiences in New York City.

Africa: Corrective rape testimonies from around Africa

Rose highlights corrective rape testimonies from around Africa: “it’s really important to point out how the increasing incidences of violence against gay people in Africa include the grotesque practice of...

Vietnam: BarCamp and EduCamp Saigon 2010

Around 500 participants attended Barcamp Saigon 2010 this week in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Saigon Educamp was also held where participants discussed technology as well as teaching and learning....

Lebanon: Israeli espionage devices disabled

“Lebanese Army moved to locate and disable various espionage devices planted by Israeli agents in Lebanese mountainous areas,” reports As'ad AbuKhalil here.

Lebanon: Billboards After the Storm

Beirut Drive-by Shooting, a blog specialized in photographing billboards around Lebanon, has images of the devastating effect that the storm which hit Lebanon last week had on some billboards.

Lebanon: Wikileaks for Children

“Don't worry, you do resemble your mom. She's just been plucked, bleached, and had a lot of plastic surgery,” says Says Sareen, in one of her four witty comics entitled “Wiki-leaks...

India: What the Telecom Scam Revealed

Rajesh Jain of Emergic, in a series of posts, opines that the recent telecom scam in India exposed  how deeply corruption has penetrated the Indian society – impacting economic growth...

India: The Mystery of the Advertised Armpits

Dilip D'Souza at Death Ends Fun finds out that advertising that show brazen flaunting of armpits is a reflection of India's confidence that ‘our time has come’.

Bangladesh: Marginalizing the Benarasi Weavers

Tithe Farhana, in a guest post in Pickled Politics, highlights the problems of the Benarasi weaving industry in Bangladesh and points out that the Benarasi Weavers continue to be seen...

Sri Lanka: Diaspora Dilemmas

V V Ganeshananthan at Sepia Mutiny analyses the present and future role of the various Sri Lankan diasporas in influencing the Nation's future. Should their role be limited to economic...

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