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11 February 2011

Stories from 11 February 2011

Gabon: Students Protest, Army Deployed

Gabon's political crisis reached new heights on February 10, as students protested at Omar Bongo University in the capital city, Libreville. Whereas riots last week involved mainly the opposition, the...

Senegal: World Social Forum Dakar 2011

Senegal/Nigeria: Women from Niger Delta at the World Social Forum

Ghana: Want a new constitution? Text 1992

At Ghana's Constitution Review Commission, social media strategist, Kobina Graham is taking debate on the new Constitution straight to the people - through their phones.

Cuba: What do the Cables from Havana Say? (Part I)

Around 506 diplomatic cables of the 250,000 released by WikiLeaks on November 28, 2010 proceed from the American Section with Interests in Havana. Until February 2011, only 34 messages had...

Ghana: Stop forced eviction in Accra

Puerto Rico: Human Rights Organizations With Eyes on UPR

Puerto Rico: UPR Professors Walk Out

Uganda: Voices of Uganda: Citizens talking to citizens

Malawi/Uganda: Pushing the gay agenda

Sierra Leone: Youth to Youth Fund accepting applications

Tunisia: What Follows the Revolution?

President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia more than three weeks ago, but clashes with police and protests by people demanding jobs or better wages are still taking...

Egypt: What Will the Army Do?

So far, with a few or a lot of exceptions, the army has remained a buffer between the pro-democracy protesters and the government's security apparatus and mercenary thugs, as Egyptians...

Denmark: Taking Facebook to the Streets in 2010

Facebook came to life on Denmark's streets in 2010 through events and groups organised via the social networking site. Whether motives were addressing the country's homeless or immigration policy, it...

Korean Tweeters Created A New Word, ‘Mubaraktic’, to Describe Someone Who Can't Take a Hint.

South Korea: A Protest Against Mubarak Held in Seoul

Ukraine: Netizens Criticize Chaotic Construction in the Nation’s Capital

Tetyana Bohdanova reviews online and offline debates and initiatives inspired by the chaotic construction in Kyiv’s historical center.