10 February 2011

Stories from 10 February 2011

Egypt: Peaceful Protests to Continue Until Demands are Met

  10 February 2011

Angry and confused, protesters across Egypt continue in their demonstrations for the overthrow of the country's regime. President Mubarak's speech on the evening of 10 February, 2011, did just what his previous television appearance did - rally the crowds and unite them under one banner: calling for an end of his 30-year rule and that of his regime.

Egypt: Mubarak's Speech Booed by Tahrir Crowds

  10 February 2011

A defiant Mubarak addressed the people of Egypt tonight, saying he will continue to remain president until presidential elections in September, but would delegate presidential responsibilities to newly appointed vice-president Omar Sulieman. Reactions from Twitter follow.

Egypt: A Very Egyptian Coup

  10 February 2011

It started with a wish...then a trickle of rumours, and and by the time the army made “announcement number 1″ on Egyptian State TV - Twitter had a major flood on its hands. Salam Adil takes a closer look at reactions on the fast paced developments in Egypt tonight.

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Of Beauty & Bottoms

  10 February 2011

Stunner is incredulous over the skin bleaching phenomenon, saying: “Black is beautiful”, while Lisa Allen-Agostini “can testify that it is not easy for a black woman to be without a big bottom…the cult of the bamsee is strong.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Economic Parallels

  10 February 2011

“It is an epic failure in that the world’s strongest and most diversified financial system was brought, literally, to its knees by a tidal wave of greed”: Afra Raymond says that “If any of this sounds familiar, yes, you are right; it is almost the same as our own crisis.”

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Virtual Reality

  10 February 2011

“I wonder if people are somehow lulling themselves into a belief that the digital world is not real or somehow divorced from the real world”: Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac says everything is connected.

Puerto Rico: Triumph Over Television, The Comedy of Esoez.com

  10 February 2011

@Nerdote and @Fetoso have developed a loyal following within Puerto Rico's blogosphere, racking up over 800,000 video views on their YouTube channel, and welcoming thousands of visitors a month to their blog Esoez.com. Global Voices interviews the duo about their scathing humor,their character "Fico Fronte," the media and the Puerto Rican blogosphere.

Venezuela: Hugo Chávez Marks 12 Years in Office

  10 February 2011

On February 2, 2011, President Hugo Chávez celebrated 12 years in power. Venezuelans have made Twitter their platform to discuss the country's situation and what for one side means 12 years of the government's mistakes, and for the other the revolution's accomplishments.

Goa: Liberation Day or Conquest Day?

  10 February 2011

Paulo Dias writes on the blog Niz Goenkar about the events of December 19, 1961 when the former Portuguese province of Goa was annexed by India. Dias takes this day, which is celebrated nowadays as Goa's Liberation Day, to discuss whether Goa was in fact liberated or conquered by India...

Rwanda: Government fights journalists

  10 February 2011

Nkunda coments on the fight against journalists by the Rwandan government: “For years, Rwanda has argued that the press needs to be restricted because of its role in the 1994 genocide. Such a sensitive call would only be admissible if it were to be based on legitimate fact.”

Sierra Leone: Do you believe in witchcraft?

  10 February 2011

Do you believe in witchcraft?:”A 20yr old girl, Edwina Esther Thorpe has supposedly confessed to being a witch in Wilberforce and is being kept at the chief's house for safe keeping after she accused a neighbor of “feeding ‘witch meat’ to an 8yr old girl and burrying a ‘witch pot’...

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