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4 September 2011

Stories from 4 September 2011

West Papua Media Alerts Website

4 September 2011

West Papua Media Alerts reports the latest independently verifiable news from West Papua in Indonesia. Its work has sometimes “assisted directly in the prevention of mass acts of violence by the Indonesian security forces.” Its latest posting is about the arrest and torture of 13 civilians by the police and...

Pakistan: Ahmadi Man Murdered In Faisalabad

4 September 2011

Guppu.com reports that a man belonging to the Ahmadiyya community has been shot dead. He became yet another victim of the religious hatred being propagated against the minority community in Faisalabad.

Bhutan: Begging Vs. Pride

4 September 2011

“Beggars are never bankrupt”, and “begging profession is one of the oldest professions like prostitution,” opines Sogyel Tobgyel. The blogger suggests that the Bhutanese people should hold their pride high and address poverty rather than indulging begging profession.

Angola: “The General's Advice” on Facebook

4 September 2011

An Angolan general who who feels the “need to moralize society, [as the] the ordinary citizen feels betrayed by politicians”, has created a profile and a page on Facebook called “The General's Advice”. In one of his most recent notes, he offers advice to political power while addressing current affairs...

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Zambia: Netizens Worried About Poll Violence Rhetoric

4 September 2011

Zambia goes to the polls on September 20 to elect a new president, members of parliament and local government representatives. The opportunity to discuss this important national event is not lost on netizens as they use the Internet to talk about the threat of violence, bribery and even just plain support of their political parties and candidates.

Barbados: Cable Leaked; Journalist Fired

4 September 2011

Barbados Free Press breaks the news that a WikiLeak US Embassy cable has allegedly resulted in the firing of a journalist who “secretly briefed US diplomats on political corruption…payoffs, ‘sweetheart deals'…drug money funding political campaigns [and the] flying in of voters from USA.”

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African Women Striving to be Heads of State

4 September 2011

Since Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf became President of Liberia in 2006, several other African women have decided to run for the continent's top level political jobs. The increase of female candidates is undoubtedly a step in the right direction; Lova Rakotomalala introduces some of the rising stars.

Zimbabwe: Preventive Circumcision for Ministers and MPs

4 September 2011

A post published [fr] by senegal.senego.com states that: “The Zimbabwean ministers will be circumcised as part of a campaign to curb the spread of HIV, to set an example, said Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe, stating that the idea has met some disapproval. Members of Parliament should follow suit”.

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