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April, 2012

Stories from April, 2012

30 April 2012

Pakistan: Time is up, Mr Gilani

Sri Lanka: Tackling Agricultural Surpluses

The Sri Lankan Government is facing a new kind of challenge, tackling surplus production of rice. However a Sri Lankan farmer sheds a light into the plights of the rice...

Botswana: Review: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

Armenia: Art, Genocide, Westernization and Identity

Malawi: Time to Rebuild Brand Malawi

Kenya: Lilian Ikal Angelei Wins Environmental Goldman Prize 2012

Kenya: Chronicles of a Kenyan Farmer Nominated for Award

Guinea-Bissau: International Reactions to the Military Coup

Greece: Google Doodle for Filmmaker Theodoros Angelopoulos

Cuba: Diaspora Reacts to Ferrer García's Release

Cuban prisoner of conscience Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia was released over the weekend. Diaspora bloggers comment on this most recent development.

Russia: Gun Rights Advocates Rally Around Tula Hero

RuNet Echo

Russian gun ownership laws are long and restrictive. In early April, when a small-scale farmer in Tula used a kitchen knife to kill three armed robbers that threatened him and...

Argentina: The ‘Mothers of Plaza de Mayo’ Turn 35

Colombia: 12-Year-Old Boy Bullied at School Dies

A 12 year old who had been bullied for defending a classmate passed away last week. Although forensics ruled the cause of death was bone infection, his mother and some...

Haiti: Raoul Peck & the 2012 Cannes Festival

Iran: Street Sweeper Finds and Returns $500,000

An Iranian street sweeper named Ahmad Rabani found 1 billion Toman (about $570,000 US dollars) and returned it to the owner. As thanks, he received a 200,000 Toman ($120 US...

Barbados: Racial Slurs for Winning Goal

Portugal: Eviction Prior to Freedom Day Awakens Squatting Movement

As the pent-up frustrations of citizens in Portugal keep growing a year since the international “bailout” of the country's public debt, the annual celebration of Freedom Day on April 25...

Martinique: Where has Creole gone?

China: Kim Jong-Un Photoshop meme

Brazil: The sale of America's smallest city and thoughts of buying the Amazon