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1 February 2011

Stories from 1 February 2011

Egypt: Millions March Across Egypt, Calling on Mubarak to Step Down

Different figures are being circulated online, but the fact remains one. Millions of people from all walks of life marched across Egypt today, calling on president Hosni Mubarak to step...

East Timor: Unique footage from 1975

Côte d’Ivoire: About Gbagbo's Pan-Africanism

With the death anniversary of Patrice Lumumba and Gbagbo's Pan-Africanist speech, many started likening both men to the fathers of Pan-Africanism. It happens that Laurent Gbagbo himself compares himself to...

Egypt: Protesting Women Celebrated Online

Women’s roles in the ongoing Egyptian anti-government uprising have captured the attention of bloggers and citizens spreading information on social networking sites.

Uganda: War of words at David Kato's funeral puts spotlight on Anglican Church

Ugandan gay-rights advocate, David Kato, was slain on January 26, 2011. At David Kato's funeral the presiding Anglican minister ranted against homosexuality. The Anglican leadership in Uganda has been very...

Angola: “Melon of gold” uncovers social gap

Tanzania: A white musician releases Swahili album

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwean, Facebook and new meaning of “friend”

Africa: Top 6 African Models of 2010

Egypt: Mubarak is Strangling Us, as Banks Remain Closed and Food Runs Out

Banks and stock markets remain closed in Egypt today, as Egyptians continue their anti-Mubarak protests for the eighth day in a row. Reports continue to emerge of food and medical...

Egypt: Live from Cairo

As thousands of Egyptians march from Tahrir Square, to call for an end to president Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule, the world cheers on. Despite a total Internet blackout, reports continue...

Africa: Is the smell of jasmine hitting West Africa?

Botswana: How To Make Morula Jam

Botswana: Meet Thoughts From Botswana blogger

Lebanon: Vocal support for Egyptian protestors

The Lebanese blogosphere has been vociferous in its support for the Egyptian protests that have so far left up to 150 people dead. They have been anything but idle as...

Egypt: International Support Mounts, as Egyptians Begin March

The Million Egyptian March has started, and the world is watching. Meanwhile, the Egyptian regime's attempts to muzzle the voices of its people have fired back, drawing even more support...

Egypt: A Voice in the Blackout, Thanks to Google and Twitter

This evening, a jointly-made product by Google and Twitter has allowed Egyptians to tweet...using their voices. In light of the Internet blackout, the service allows Egyptians to call an international...

Thailand: The Yellow Shirt protesters are back

Thailand’s Yellow Shirt protesters are back in the streets! The group which launched massive protest actions and invaded the country’s international airport in 2008 is mobilizing again to condemn the...

Egypt: Cheering on the Million Man March

With a few more hours to go until the Million Man March, another Day of Rage will dawn upon Egypt as it enters its eighth day of massive protests against...

USA: Japanese Civil Rights Icon Fred Korematsu Celebrated

Fred Korematsu, a Japanese-American who resisted placement in a World War II-era internment camp, and later fought in courts to have a Supreme Court conviction of "defiance" overturned, was remembered...

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