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1 January 2011

Stories from 1 January 2011

Jordan: Clashes Follow University Elections

The University of Jordan held university elections for its student government on Dec 21, 2010. Following reports of violence and election irregularities, the University promptly issued statements denying the clashes....

Tunisia: Lawyers Assaulted for their Sidi Bouzid Stand

Tunisian lawyers have been making a stand throughout Sidi Bouzid’s events - and paying the price for it. They have been protesting regularly to denounce what happened there. And every...

Jordan: Free Taher Nassar!

Tahir Nassar, a lawyer and former parliamentary candidate, was arrested and detained in a Jordanian prison on charges of “stirring up sectarian strife.” Nassar's offense was his election manifesto that...

Jordan: Twitter Reactions to Nine Per Cent Fuel Hike

Jordan's government announced year-end fuel price hikes. The cost of gas, referred to as benzine, was raised 9 per cent, while the price of diesel and kerosene was raised by...

Gabon-France: Wikileaks reveals The Financing of French Political Parties by Omar Bongo

On December 30, 2010 Antoine Ganne writes in an article on  afrik.com citing Wikileaks : ” nearly 30 millions euros were diverted from the Bank of the Central African States...

Mali : New Year's Eve Celebrations in Bamako

Boukary Konate from Mali writes on his blog Fasokan about the preparations and the atmosphere on new year's eve in Bamako (fr)

Jamaica: in the moment

“Tired of hearing of all the disasters, mistakes, deliberate wrongdoing and accumulated grief that made up 2010, in Jamaica,” Petchary suggests instead that readers welcome the new year by enjoying...

Bermuda: new year wish list

BeachLime Bermuda shares a 2011 “wish list” for Bermudan politicians, citizens, and bloggers.

Jamaica, Bahamas: three poets

Charmaine Valere shares her thoughts on “three Caribbean men of verse”–Jamaican poets Geoffrey Philp and Kei Miller and Bahamian Christian Campbell–whose poems she enjoyed in 2010.

China: Latest Story Behind the Li Gang Case

C Custer from China Geek has been following up “My Father is Li Gang” incident by translating local reporter Wang Keqin's investigation. Part I: Chen Family Forced to Drop Suit,...

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