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8 January 2011

Stories from 8 January 2011

Nepal: Tackling Sport Injuries And Death

Twenty-one-year-old boxer Raju Budhamagar died last Wednesday after being knocked down by a punch during a boxing game. The Radiant Star discusses about the lessons learnt from the boxers death.

Nepal: Energy Potential Not Harnessed

Nepali informs that: “Nepal has the capability to produce 40,000 MW (of electricity). Currently, it produces about 600 MW, roughly 1.5% of the potential. And of that 600 MW, 25%...

Algeria: 3 killed and Hundred Injured in Protests

Three people were killed and no less than 420 people ( 320 policemen and 100 civilians were injured in riots in Algeria. According to the blog, Algérie Politique, those numbers...

Pakistan: Death Of Liberal Thought?

“Is the death of Salmaan Taseer, the death of liberal thought in Pakistan?” – questions Sepoy at Chapati Mystery.

Bhutan: Criminalizing The Use Of Tobacco Stirs Outrage

Starting this month the Bhutanese government has started implementing its draconian “Tobacco Control Act,” which was enacted last year. According to this act, any citizen in defiance can be charged...

Mozambique: Death of an Iconic African Artist, Malangatana

Abena mourns the passing of the iconic Mozambican artist Malangatana: “Sadly, many Africans may be scratching their heads wondering who exactly Malangatana was. However, for those who had the humbling...

Ghana: Python African Tour comes to Ghana

Python African Tour is in Ghana: “Python African Tour (PAT) is an exciting African open source technology initiative aimed at promoting agile programming languages, mainly Python, among Africa's tech communities.”

Kenya: Disband Parliament before they disband everything

Moreen comments on the call to disband Kenyan Anti-Corruption Commission:”It seems that the parliament’s response when their members are called to account is short term tightened controls and disbandment of...

Sudan: Northern Sudan is no less “African” than Southern Sudan

Voters in Southern Sudan will vote in a referendum that is mostly likely to split Africa's largest country into two. If Southern Sudan separates, African states will therefore increase from...

Sudan: Follow Southern Sudan Referendum on Twitter

Voters in Southern Sudan will vote on January 9, 2011 in a referendum to decide whether to separate or remain part of Sudan. Follow Southern Sudan Referendum tweets here.

Malawi: MAM's Digital Recording Studio

The Musicians association of Malawi (MAM), announced that it has established its Digital Music Recording Studio, Gregory Gondwe reports: “This is a courtesy of the Royal Norwegian Embassy that is...

North Korean official twitter and website hacked

Intense cyber attacks were inflicted between South and North Korea. Sparked by one South Korean net user posting an insulting poem about the Kim family on the North Korean official...

Japan: Firewalking Festival

A blogger at The Roving Ronin Report posted videos and pictures [en] of the Firewalking Festival (Akibasan Gongen Hibuse Matsuri) in Odawara, where “Buddhist Priests dressed as Yamabushi – mountain...

Thailand: Children's Day

Richard Barrow mentions some of the activities that children in Thailand can participate on Children's Day.

Thailand, Cambodia: Videos before border arrest

Saksith Saiyasombut links to youtube videos featuring Thai citizens in the Thailand-Cambodia border before being arrested by Cambodian troops.

North Korean Twitter Account Hacked by S.Koreans

South Korean hackers have allegedly attacked North Korean government's official twitter account @Uriminzok, filling the timeline with harsh slurs about North Korean regime, S.Korea's citizen media Wiki Tree reported[ko] with...

Trinidad & Tobago: Farewell, Sir Ellis

“He was a man of tremendous intelligence and class, eloquent and well mannered in his every appearance. And today, Trinidad and Tobago mourns one of our greats”: On the day...

Cuba: Layoffs Begin

“Her seventeen year professional life has been spent working for the government boss who, today, threw her out in the street”: Generation Y says that the government layoffs have begun.

Barbados: Mara Thompson Enters Politics

There's already a lot happening in Barbados for the New Year, one of the most interesting of which is that the late Prime Minister's widow plans to contest his seat...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Effects of Fireworks

“Nature is under assault from humans on all sides”: Diaspora blogger Labrish posts a requiem for the 5,000 blackbirds that literally fell out of the sky in Arkansas on New...

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