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17 February 2011

Stories from 17 February 2011

Equatorial Guinea: Mr Obiang, New Chairperson of the African Union and Human Rights Abuser

On January 30, 2011, the African Union elected Mr Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo as its new chairperson, succeeding Malawian President Mr Bingu wa Mutharika. However, the long-standing president of Equatorial...

Bangladesh: Ethnic Jumma People Living Under Fear

India: Indusladies Blog Contest

Bangladesh: Cricket World Cup 2011 Launched Today

Guatemala: Threats Against Journalist Oscar de León

Uruguay: Ceremony Kicks Off Bicentennial Celebrations

Costa Rica: Crowdfunding Costa Rican Film “El Regreso”

Turks & Caicos: Using Social Media for Democracy

Dominica: First Indigenous Lawyer

Cuba: Journalist's Home Attacked

Cuba: New Technology, Old Ideas

Jamaica: Malaria Cases

Colombia: Truck Driver Strike Causes Road Chaos in Bogotá

Since February 2, 2011, Colombian truck drivers have been on national strike due to certain government reforms. On February 15, the issue became one of the most discussed on citizen...

Morocco: ‘Movement for Dignity’ Planned for 20 February, 2011

Morocco has been deemed the 'unsusceptible exception' to the current unrest in the Arab world. Despite all this, there is talk on the Internet about a planned protest called the...

Uganda: Uganda Elections 2011 on Twitter

Ugandans will go to the polls tomorrow for presidential and parliamentary elections. The main candidates for the presidential race are President Yoweri Museveni, Dr. Kizza Besigye and Norbert Mao.Twitter users...

Bahrain: Nicholas Kristof, An Eyewitness

Nicholas Kristof, the New York Times columnist, and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, is reporting the unfolding events taking place in Bahrain via his Twitter account. Kristof arrived Bahrain a couple...

Bahrain: State TV Says Protesters Had Swords, Guns and Ammunition

Bahrain Television just aired the government's account of today's pre-dawn raid on protesters gathered at the Pearl Roundabout in the capital Manama, which left five people dead, scores injured and...

Uganda: New video for Uganda Elections 2011

Russia: Popular Social Network Opens Its Profiles to Everybody

Russia: New .РФ Domains Could Be Sold Illegaly

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