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12 August 2012

Stories from 12 August 2012

Kyrgyzstan: Does Torpedo Testing Pollute Unique Lake?

Blogger Ilya Lukash writes [ru] about a Soviet-built facility on the shore of Kyrgyzstan's unique mountainous lake Issyk-Kul. The facility is apparently used by the Russian navy to test torpedoes in...

Togo: Demanding a proper rule of law and a fair share of the country's wealth

Analysing the resignation from government of the PM Houngbo, Mathias Akoulansa wrote on togoforum.com: “In any case, the Togolese political experience of the last 22 years has shown that the...

Kazakhstan: Olympic Veterans and New Champions

Team Kazakhstan's 13 medals, including seven golds, taken at the London Olympics were nothing short of triumph. Vox Populi posts [ru] photos of Kazakhstani athletes who triumphed in London and adds [ru]...

Bangladesh: The Yard & The Manimals

Atik Ullah Sayeed posts a photo essay on the Shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: Traveling In The Ganges River

Bangladesh Unlocked provides a fascinating account on a journey from North in Rajshahi towards South in the Nijhum Dwip via boat on the Ganges river. The blogger comments: “travelling here...

Cameroon: Olympic Escape – Blame the System, Not the Athletes

"It's rather sad, however, to see that our country has become a prison, from which everyone wants to escape at any cost." Cameroon delves into reasons behind the disappearance of...

East Timor: Marathoner Captures London Hearts

East Timorese young marathoner Augusto Soares, 25, captured the hearts of the Olympic marathon audience with his perseverance and good humour. With only two months training, his goal was to...

Africa: Innovation, Education and Nature

Mutua discusses education and innovation in Africa: “In today’s world it is imperative to create a differentiated and sophisticated economy in order to truly be competitive, so for African states...

Ghana: President's Funeral in Pictures

Nana Kofi Acquah shares photos of the funeral of Ghanaian President: “I promised to update my blog with more pictures from today's funeral and here they are.”

Ghana: Orphaned Orphans

Demeter blogs about the challenges of managing finances in the Non-Profit sector in Ghana: “I am in touch with Eric Gaetin, the boy who lost the use of his legs...

Argentina: Football, the ‘Evita Cup’ and New Security Measures

Following the violence at football matches, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner signed an agreement with the Argentine Football Association to control the entry to stadiums. She also proposed a new...

China: Xinjiang's Five-Colored Hills

Josh from Xinjiang's far west China gives some travelling tips to a magnificent touristic site, the Five-Colored Hills in Xinjiang.

Iran: When Earthquakes Kill, “TV Broadcasts Prayers”

Two powerful earthquakes hit the northwest region in Iran, East Azarbaijan province on Saturday, killing 250 people and injuring around 1,800. Iranians flocked to the Internet to mourn the victims...

Egypt: The President's Son Fails Admission Test

The GUC Insider is the independent student-led media outlet of the German University in Cairo (GUC). In a short article [ar], it announces that the son of the Egyptian President...

Morocco: Marriage Proposal During Twitter Meetup Caught On Tape

A video of a marriage proposal during a tweetup in Casablanca is buzzing in the Moroccan social media sphere. “So far The Geekiest marriage proposal in Morocco,” comments Amine Hachimoto,...

London Olympic Games made in China

Beatrice from Ministry of Tofu puts together a set of infographic and reports on products related with London Olympic Games which are made in China.

China: Rape Victim's Mother Free After Online Protest

A mother, Ms Tang was sentenced to 18 months labour camp for pursuing justice for her daughter who was raped and forced into prostitution in 2006. An aggressive online campaign...

Guyana: Linden Still in Crisis Following Shooting

In July, three people were killed and twenty injured in the mining town of Linden, Guyana after police fired upon a crowd protesting the increase in the electricity tariff. Nearly...

Trinidad & Tobago: Dark Cloud, Gold Lining

Heavy floods pounded the northwestern part of Trinidad yesterday morning, as two rivers burst their banks following torrential rains from a tropical depression. But the nation's spirits were to be...

China: Hurdler Liu Xiang's Olympic Failure Provokes Fierce Debate

Liu Xiang', the former world-record holder of the 110-meter hurdles and 2004 Olympic champion in the same event, dropped out of the London Olympic Games without clearing a single hurdle...

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