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6 January 2011

Stories from 6 January 2011

Mexico: Red Cross Unable to Treat All Victims of Shootings in Ciudad Juárez

Pakistan: There Is No Justification For Murder

Tunisia: Activists Arrested at #SidiBouzid Protests on January 6

Featured Translator: Sarah Standish

Sarah Standish is a young American teacher and blogger with a mission. In addition to teaching Arabic to high school students in the US, the Arabic Lingua member hopes to...

Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Activists Asked to Shut Up on Twitter

Saudi Arabia's human rights activists, who have been pushing their cause on mico-blogging site, Twitter, have been asked to shut up. The insult came from a Saudi Consultative (Shura) Council...

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe's model constitution now online

Egypt: New Year's Eve Church Bombing Draws Condemnation

Egyptian bloggers react to the worst church bombing in over a decade, where 21 people were killed, and another 79 injured during a New Year’s mass in a Coptic cathedral...

COP 16: Agreement on Form But Without the Funds

The 16th Conference of the Parties (COP 16) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ended in Cancun last December 11 with the adoption of a host...

Nigeria: Attacks in Northern Nigeria are ethno-religious

Togo: The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission reports results

D.R.of Congo: Mobutu's ex-Presidential Guards arrested

D.R. of Congo: Controversy as Kabila Tries to Change the Constitution

Myanmar: Lawyers’ Network to support activists

Uganda: Court Victory for Ugandan Homosexuals

A Ugandan court has ruled against Rolling Stone - Uganda from publishing the identities and place of residence of gays, lesbians and transgendered people arguing that the action by the...

Myanmar: Traditional calendar

Zimbabwe: Is Wikileaks bad for Zimbabwe?

Mexico: The Three King's Cake Celebration

On January 6th, Mexican families get together and eat a special cake called "Rosca de Reyes" (translated as "King's Cake"). Several bloggers have written about this tradition, what it means...

Trinidad & Tobago: Taxi Strike

Cuba: Three Kings Day

Cuba: Eleven More