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9 February 2011

Stories from 9 February 2011

Egypt: Strike! Strike! Strike!

Hundreds of thousands of workers have gone on strike across Egypt today, and more are threatening to join the action tomorrow. Reports of strikes started making their way online yesterday,...

Colombia: A trip to Colombia's gold mining region

Mexico: Social Media Reacts After Influential Journalist Carmen Aristegui is Fired

Mexican Twitter users have been very active debating the news that influential anchorwoman Carmen Aristegui was dismissed from her MVS Noticias radio show 72 hours after she asked on air...

Egypt: Away from the Press, Netizens Report a Massacre in Kharga

With all eyes on Tahrir Square, the epicentre for pro-democracy protests now on their 16th day, a tragedy has been unfolding in Kharga, Al Wadi el Gedid, away from the...

Senegal: Shaky start to Dakar WSF 2011

Sudan: Southern Sudan becomes Africa's newest nation

Southern Sudan has officially become Africa's newest nation after Southern Sudanese voted for secession from the north. Official referendum figures released on Monday showed that 98.83 per cent of voters...

Jamaica: Watching Egypt Make History

Cuba: Church or State?

Trinidad & Tobago: Making Carnival Locally

Egypt: Hunt Continues for Blogger Kareem Amer

The hunt continues for Egyptian blogger Abdulkareem Nabeel Sulaiman, known as Kareem Amer, who went missing after leaving Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo on February 7. The blogger previously served...

Trinidad & Tobago: Keith Smith Passes Away

Belarus: 2,600 People Vouch for Political Prisoners

Africa: Reporting LGBTI news in East Africa

Guyana: Environmental Degradation

Belarus: House Arrest, with KGB Officers Stationed Inside

Cote d’Ivoire: Manifesto for the respect of international law

Nigeria: D'banj performs with Snoop Dogg

Egypt: Tamer Hosni Changes Sides?

As pro-democracy protests continue across Egypt for the 16th day, netizens took a break from covering its fast-paced developments today to see what the fuss over singer and actor Tamer...

Malawi: The Piggy Bank Economist

The Balkans: Turbo-folk and Rock Mashups