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11 January 2011

Stories from 11 January 2011

Nepal: Miss America To The Rescue

Algeria: Is Revolt Contagious?

After Tunisia, now Algeria has seen a week of riots and violent encounters between youths and the forces of order. The unrest is motivated by sharp increases in prices since...

Honduras: Kidnapped Leader of Peasant Movement Escapes

China: Microbloggers meet their maker, but is he the only one?

Writer Ran Yunfei examines the scorching welcome China's most public Internet censor received when he tried to start microblogging last month, and looks at what this means for the future...

Kenya: Experiences from my prostitution world

Sudan: My favourite African country about to split

U.S.V.I.: Ferry Challenges

Cuba: Decree 217/97

Jamaica, Barbados: Caribbean Tales in Bim

Barbados: “Provoked” to Murder?

Jamaica, U.S.A.: The Tucson Attack

Côte d'Ivoire: The Quest for Normalcy and the Colonial Conundrum

Often portayed as living in a country on the brink of civil war, Ivorian citizens are trying hard to disprove this fatalistic narrative in the traditional media by calling for...

Sudan: Can Southern Sudanese Learn from East Timor?

Sudan: How come #SudanRef is not trending?

Thailand: The Red Shirt protesters are back

The Red Shirt anti-government protesters in Thailand mobilized thousands of their members in central Bangkok as they continued to press their demand for more democratic reforms in government. Police estimated...

Botswana: Best Botswana Photo of 2010 Contest

Uganda: Uganda Watch 2011

Lebanon: Bloggers Support Tunisian Protests against “Arab Pinochet”

Lebanese bloggers have joined the chorus of concern over the Tunisian riots that have thus far claimed 24 lives. Sympathy and support is extended to the Tunisian youth protesting the...

North Korea: Public Complaints Continue to Mount

El Salvador: Top Stories of 2010