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10 November 2011

Stories from 10 November 2011

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South Africa: Malema is Out, What's Next?

  10 November 2011

South Africa's most controversial character and politician Julius Malema has been suspended from the ANC for five years. Malema is regarded by his supporters as the genuine voice of the poor in South Africa particularly with his call for nationalisation of South African mines.

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Tunisia: Army Critic Sentenced to Two Months in Prison

  10 November 2011

On November 9, Nabil Hajlaoui, from Sidi Bouzid, was sentenced to two months in prison following his criticism of the Tunisian military institution. He was arrested after writing an article, in which he blamed the army for the recent riots and acts of vandalism which took place in Sidi Bouzid following the elections.

Colombia: Massive National Mobilization Rejecting Reform of Law 30

  10 November 2011

Blog El salmon [es] published [es] a post titled “|No to Law 30|… We are occupying Bogotá!!” on the November 10 national mobilization [es], reporting that other social movements like indigenous people and transportation workers have joined the protest. It is estimated that 35 thousand people are protesting. Bogota is...

Cuba: On the Pope's Potential Visit

  10 November 2011

On hearing news that the Pope may visit Cuba next year, diaspora blogger babalu says: “If the Pope does indeed visit Cuba and the Castro regime is still in power, there can only be two possible outcomes: either the visit will be ‘apolitical,'…or the Pope will stand up and vehemently...

Cuba: Frustrating Pay Day

  10 November 2011

“Yesterday was payday for retired people and active workers who collect their pay by debit card”: Rebeca Monzo blogs about the “craziness” that ensued.

Latin America: New Online Learning Platform Oja.la

  10 November 2011

The Next Web highlights new online leaning platform Oja.la [es], which plans to offer IT courses in Spanish starting with “How to find investors for an online project” with entrepreneur Wenceslao Casares. However, as TNW explains, students have to pre-register through Facebook because Oja.la wants to “makes sure enough people...

Africa: The 4th edition of the African Media Leaders Forum

  10 November 2011

Writing about the 2011 African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) held on November 10-11 in Tunis, EVINA in the africapress.over-blog.com provides possible reasons [fr] for the increase in the number of participants: 55 people attended the first edition that took place in Dakar (Senegal) in November 2008, and 250 participants gathered in...

China: No Justice for Sex Assault Victims

  10 November 2011

Zeng Jinyan discusses about the fate of sex assault victims in China. Instead of justice, they are consumed by media and some of them have to face further prosecution by the government authorities.

China: Free Guangcheng, Dark Glasses Portraits

  10 November 2011

Concerned citizens in Mainland China express their support for blind activist Chen Guangcheng by wearing dark glasses. They demand the Shangdong Government free Chen and his family who has been under house arrest for more than one year since his release from prison in September 2010 (via acopy.net).

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