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29 October 2011

Stories from 29 October 2011

Trinidad & Tobago: Celebrating Anya's Project Runway Win

The Trinidad and Tobago blogosphere has been extremely active over the past week as Season 9 of Lifetime's hit reality show, Project Runway, drew to a close. Home-grown design hopeful,...

Brazil: Niobium, National Mineral Wealth at Knock Off Prices?

Niobium, also known as columbium, is among the most utilized metals in the world, and Brazil has the great majority of global deposits. However, exploitation of niobium within Brazil raises...

Yemen: VP Hadi Leaves to the US for Treatment!

Today's main headline in Yemen was the sudden departure of Vice President Abdu Rabbu Mansoor Hadi to the US for medical treatment. Hadi's absence adds a new snag to the...

Myanmar Netizens to BBC: Apologize Now

Some Myanmar netizens are asking BBC to apologize for publishing an ‘inaccurate' map of Myanmar's ethnic groups. BBC has already updated the map but netizens still want a formal apology

Israel: Netizens Prepare to Take to the Streets in a New Social Justice Protest

Rallies are planned across Israel tonight - in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Rishon LeTzion, Kiryat Shmona, Haifa, Modiin and Eilat. Elizabeth Tsurkov checks out netizen reactions before the protests.

History of Medicine in Southeast Asia

A new website was created to gather research and more information about the history of medicine in the Southeast Asian region.

Peru: Ica Hit by 6.7-Magnitude Earthquake

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit the coastal city of Ica, Peru on October 28, 2011. Juan Arellano gathers information and citizen reactions through Storify [es].

D.R. of Congo/U.S.A: Conflict-Free: A Growing Movement

Alex Hellmuth and Tracy Fehr looks the growing conflict-free minerals movement in the US: “The progress made by Congo activists earlier this month in the state of California, the city...

Nigeria: Documentary: Nigeria’s Millionaire Preachers

MyWeku discusses a new documentary – Unreported World: Nigeria’s Millionaire Preachers, which touches on the issues of fraud and exploitation: “he documentary makers reported on the case of Therese, a...

Africa: On Cutting Aid to Countries Violating LGBTI Rights

Statement of African social justice activists on the decision of the British government to “cut aid” to African countries that violate the rights of LGBTI people in Africa: “We, the...

Malawi: Malawi in Photos

I Love Malawi is a blog that showcases photos from Malawi: ” If you have some interesting photos about Malawi, send us an email and we will post them on...

Malawi: New Blog for Free and Open Source Software

The Blantyre Free and Open Source Software Users Group has a new blog: “Welcome to the blog of Blantyre Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Users group. Blantyre Free and...

Ukraine: “We Are Europeans”

Ordinary Ukrainians are using citizen media and social networks to voice their commitment to European values and organize rallies in support of Ukraine's European orientation. Veronica Khokhlova reports.

Angola: Voice of America Correspondent in Cabinda Threatened

Voice of America reported that three armed men broke into the backyard of its correspondent in the Angola enclave Cabinda, saying they were looking for José Manuel. He was not...

Egypt: Another Bloody Week in Syria

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia shares her wrap up of a yet another bloody week in Syria.

Algeria: Thoughts on Gaddafi's Death

American-Algerian blogger Kal, at The Moor Next Door, shares some thoughts on the death of Libya's dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Bahrain: Free Ebrahim Sharif

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif lends his support to jailed politician Ebrahim Sharif in this post.

Bahrain: Muharraq United Against Sectarianism

Muharraq, Bahrain, witnessed some tension two nights ago when Sunnis faced off with Shia residents, who were commemorating a religious ritual. Here is some of the coverage on Twitter following...

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