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8 May 2011

Stories from 8 May 2011

Guinea-Bissau/Sao Tome and Principe: A Collection of Visual Arts

A collection of projects and experiences on visual arts in Sao Tome and Principe and Guinea-Bissau, by the french illustrator and author Alain Corbel, including illustrations, paintings and photography, is...

Cuba: A Controversial Encounter

The bloggers from the collective student blog from Matanzas La Joven Cuba reflect [es] on their meeting with the US professor Ted Henken, who was informed by Cuban authorities that...

Russia: Livejournal Blocks Navalny's Post

Livejournal.com, the most popular blogging platform in Russia, blocked the post of one of the famous bloggers Alexey Navalny for violating the Livejournal terms. Navalny attempted to publish a screenshot...

Georgia: Human rights precedent in the Caucasus

Unzipped: Gay Armenia reports that the first case against homophobia displayed by police in dealing with a LGBT activist in Georgia has been submitted to the European Court of Human...

Afghanistan: US National Archives releases new bin Laden files

Nick Fielding writes that the US National Archives, which has just published a remarkably informative bin Laden file containing some fascinating documents, including the President's Daily Brief from 6 August...

Turkmenistan: Dangerous mirage for businessmen

Foreign businesses are facing an unusual “investment” crisis in Turkmenistan: three major Turkish companies have lodged a legal inquiry with the ICSID, and according to an anonymous source, 22 more...

Afghanistan: So Osama’s dead. And?

Sekundar argues that the death of Bin Laden does not mean a lot for the war on terror, because many other iconic and key figures within al-Qaeda are “still drawing...

Kyrgyzstan: International Commission releases report on Osh violence

Christya Riedel reports that the Independent International Commission released its final report on the interethnic clashes in Kyrgyzstan last year, blaming the country's interim government for failing to stop the...

Turkmenistan: TAPI Continues To Face Challenges

Christya Riedel provides an update on the TAPI, Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India proposed gas pipeline scheduled for completion in 2016. So far, no big progress has been made on a diplomatic front to...

Iran: Street fights between Khamenei and Ahmadinejad supporters

Several blogs such as Mina and news sites reported [fa] Khamenei, Iran's Leader, and Presidnet Ahmadineajd supporters attacked each other in Tehran on Saturday. Read more here.

Sub-Saharan Africa: Fighting Malaria, 2011 Report

On the occasion of World Malaria Day, April 25, 2011, the blog santelog.com reports: “Although funds to combat malaria have increased significantly since 2003, current levels of funding have reached...

Senegal: “Enough is Enough” Movement: First the Web, Now the Presidential Palace

As the uprisings continue across the Arab World, several incidences of angry young people have sprung up on Senegalese websites. Since early March, this activism has left the web behind...

New Japanese site about business in Africa

The ICT4Development site [ja] reports the launch of Rising Africa, a Japanese site that delivers information about business on the African continent.

Brazil: Homophobia, Religion and Politics

In the second article in the series dedicated to LGBT issues in Brazil, Global Voices reports on polemical statements made by parliamentarians, extreme right groups and religious representatives that oppose...

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