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6 August 2011

Stories from 6 August 2011

Senegal: Environmentally-Conscious Protesters

  6 August 2011

Ferloo.com blog hails the civic spirit [fr] of the 23 June Movement protesters (M23) in Dakar : “Under a scorching heat,the place de l'Obélisque demonstrators drank heaps of water as well as cold and hot drinks. It's a rare fact, not to pass unnoticed: they picked up and threw in...

Africa : Delicious Peanut

  6 August 2011

Nadia Khouri-Dagher writes a post on afrik.com [fr] where she praises the peanut, a condiment that has been integrated in most African cuisines: “Senegalese Chicken Mafé, Malian Peanuts Tiguadegue sauce, Ghanean Inkatse-abè sauce, Togolese Azindéssi sauce, Beninese Aziin nusunnu sauce, Congolese moambe chicken, Peanut rougail from Reunion Islands,… : The peanut...

Angola: Government Censors News on Massive Fainting Wave

  6 August 2011

Journalist Orlando Castro, on the blog Alto Hama, criticizes [pt] the decision of the Government of Angola  to arrest a journalist who reported on a massive fainting wave. Some claim that what has led more than 500 people to faint across the country since April was an unidentified toxic gas....

Cape Verde: Presidential Candidates on Facebook

  6 August 2011

A group of Capeverdean citizens called Pioneiros de Cabo Verde have created an event on Facebook for the Presidential Elections that will take place on August 7. The event's page shares the Facebook profiles of the main candidates as well as videos of debates that have taken place during the...

Japan: Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Creative Industry Survey Results

  6 August 2011

Chris Palmieri published “Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Creative Industry Survey Results” in English and Japanese on the AQ blog, reporting how people who work in the creative industries were affected by the events following the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11. It's also been translated into Chinese.

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