Stories from 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.
Bangladesh Unlocked reports with pictures about the different tea shops found in Bangladesh.
Diganta Sarkar at The New Horizon discusses about the immigration issues between India and Bangladesh.
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.
Mubarak is expected to address the nation tonight - and the time of the expected speech just keeps moving back. Fed up of waiting, tweeps are killing time, and keeping us all entertained.
In ¿Qué Sé Yo, Argentina? Allie Lazar writes about the neighborhood San Telmo in Buenos Aires and shares pictures of her favorite thing about San Telmo: street art.
RNS in Honduras Cultures and Politics writes: “There's something ironic about Porfirio Lobo Sosa announcing today that 2011 is the year of food security when food prices are skyrocketing and the government is doing nothing to assure food supplies.”
Generation Y and Regina Coyula blog about the Internet monitoring situation in Cuba.
Repeating Islands reports on the violent clashes between student protesters and police at the University of Puerto Rico.
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.
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.”
“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.”
“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.
@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.
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.
Twitter is a riot of speculation as news outlets continue to report that Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak will step down tonight. The Higher Army Council just announced that it would meet continuously to “protect the nation” and “aspirations of the people.”
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...
Today Egypt lost an untold hero of the 1973 October War. On Twitter, tweeps pay their respects to the man who was the Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces during the October War
Congo Siasa blog will be publishing a series of articles over the coming weeks drawing on information from several thousand WikiLeaks cables from the Kigali and Kinshasa embassies.
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.”
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’...