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4 September 2011

Stories from 4 September 2011

West Papua Media Alerts Website

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...

Macedonia: Euphoria After Basketball Victory Over Greece

Filip Stojanovski reports on web reactions to the Macedonian national basketball team's victory over Greece at the EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania.

India: The Varieties Of Ganesha Statues

On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, A Wandering Mind posts pictures of different kinds of Ganesha statues as seen in Mumbai, India.

Pakistan: Ahmadi Man Murdered In Faisalabad

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...

Nepal: A Faction Of Maoist Party Against Surrender Of Arms

United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal reports that the intra-party rift in the Maoist party has widened further as some are opposing the party decision to surrender the keys...

Bhutan: Begging Vs. Pride

“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...

Angola: “The General's Advice” on Facebook

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...

Zambia: Netizens Worried About Poll Violence Rhetoric

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...

Barbados: Cable Leaked; Journalist Fired

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...

Angola: Videos from Repressed Youth Protest in Luanda

On Saturday, September 3, 2011 a group of around 200 young people assembled in Luanda, Angola to protest lack of freedom and the 32-year reign of President José Eduardo dos...

African Women Striving to be Heads of State

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...

Russia: Beslan Watershed for Democracy

I am Donna Welles writes about Beslan on the 7th anniversary of the hostage crisis claiming hundreds of lives, becoming a watershed for the downslide of Russian democracy.

Zimbabwe: Preventive Circumcision for Ministers and MPs

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...

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