Stories from 14 October 2011
The tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has received a royal gift - a new Queen - after the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck wed and crowned 21 year old Ashi Jetsun Pema. The excitement of the Bhutanese came pouring out on the Twittersphere as well as on facebook and other social media outlets.
When Zambia’s defeated president in the September 20 elections, Rupiah Banda said in his farewell speech that he never knowingly abused state funds but simply did what was best for Zambia, what citizens did not know was that the revelations and extent of the alleged abuse would come thick and fast.
Next year’s African Cup of Nations will be missing many giants in African soccer like Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, Cameroon and South Africa but last weekend’s deciding match between Uganda and Kenya was much harder for Ugandans to take in.
The blog Amo descubrir canciones [es] (“I love to discover songs”) reviews music from around the world, with a special focus on Latin America. The blog includes specials with songs by country [es], song covers [es], and songs recommended by readers [es]. The latter category includes a post on “Songs...
Former Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez said he feared a dispute between Uruguay and Argentina over a paper mill would turn into an armed conflict. “This is a strange story” as Bloggings by boz reports, “and a strange shakeup in Uruguayan politics.” Boz also asks some questions sparked by Vazquez's statements....
Dheera Sujan points out that grass-root struggles like Chhattisgarh's Soni Sori do not attract proper attention in India and their voices are being silenced in a hidden corruption.
Andrew Undershaft writes about the questionable role of some Nepali print media, which participated in a co-ordinated attack against the rescue mission, which brought 23 missing girls back to Nepal from India.
Shanghaiist puts forward a design idea of a light weight, portable, easy-to-clean toilet adapter targeting the China market.