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10 February 2011

Stories from 10 February 2011

Egypt: Peaceful Protests to Continue Until Demands are Met

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...

Bangladesh: Tea Shops In Bangladesh

Bangladesh Unlocked reports with pictures about the different tea shops found in Bangladesh.

India, Bangladesh: How Many Bangladeshis Live In India?

Diganta Sarkar at The New Horizon discusses about the immigration issues between India and Bangladesh.

Egypt: Mubarak's Speech Booed by Tahrir Crowds

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...

Egypt: Reasons Mubarak is Late!

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...

Argentina: Street Art in San Telmo, Buenos Aires

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.

Honduras: Government Says 2011 is Year of Food Security, Food Prices Say Otherwise

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...

Cuba: Internet Landscape

Generation Y and Regina Coyula blog about the Internet monitoring situation in Cuba.

Puerto Rico: UPR Protests Continue

Repeating Islands reports on the violent clashes between student protesters and police at the University of Puerto Rico.

Egypt: A Very Egyptian Coup

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...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Of Beauty & Bottoms

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Economic Parallels

“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...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Virtual Reality

“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...

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

@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...

Venezuela: Hugo Chávez Marks 12 Years in Office

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...

Egypt: Tweeps Will Only Rejoice When they Bring the Regime Down

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...

Goa: Liberation Day or Conquest Day?

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,...

Egypt: RIP General Saad El Din El Shazly

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...

D.R. of Congo/Rwanda: WikiLeaks paint unflattering picture of Congolese leaders

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.

Rwanda: Government fights journalists

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...

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