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13 November 2012

Stories from 13 November 2012

From Bosnia to Mecca: “A Pilgrimage on Foot”

An Aussie in Bosnia wrote about Senad Hadzic's walk from a town in northern Bosnia all the way to Mecca – here and here [en]; a Facebook page devoted to...

“Self-Defence is No Offence”: Nigerian Student on Trial in Ukraine

On Nov. 5, 2011, Olaolu Femi, a Nigerian student in Ukraine, was attacked by a group of young people in the city of Luhansk; he was detained the next day,...

Sri Lanka: The Trouble In Putting A Child Into A Local School

Ratmale shares his experience of putting a child into a Sri Lankan local school. Without purchasing or political power “one has to go through a minefield of hurdles,” he thinks.

The Present Status Of Maternal Mortality In Bangladesh

Amader Kotha (Our Stories) analyzes the present status of Maternal Mortality in Bangladesh and things are looking promising for Bangladesh.

Blogging the Earthquake's Aftermath from Huitán, Guatemala

The blog for the community library Mi Nuevo Mundo (My new world) from the Huitán village has been sharing photos and reports of the aftermath of the 7.4-magnitude earthquake that...

Assault of Female Radio DJ Ignites Zimbabwe Gender Violence Debate

The assault of a popular radio DJ by her boyfriend has ignited debate about violence against women in Zimbabwe. The pictures showing her swollen face were both praised and condemned...

US Presidential Election Resonates in Zimbabwe

The just-ended United States election has got Zimbabweans excited as they face their own elections next year. Citizens are marveling at the speed the election results were announced, how presidential...

Blogging Contest Focuses on Child Development

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced its first contest for bloggers, which will focus on issues related to child development.

Arab World: What will Change with Obama's Re-Election?

Barack Obama has won a second term as US President but how does he fare among netizens across the Arab world? Here's a snippet of the conversation on Twitter following...

At the Edge of the Stone Forest of Bemaraha in Madagascar

Lagos to Host Social Media Week in 2013

Lagos will become the first city in the African continent to host the Social Media Week (SMW Lagos) co-produced by Dragon Africa and AFRIKA21 in February 18 – 22, 2013.

Zambia's Intelligence Agency Rates Watchdog Website as “Most Influential”

Citizen news website, Zambian Watchdog, has received "endorsement” from the most unlikely source, the Zambia Security and Intelligence Service better known as the Office of the President (OP), which has...

‘The Door to Hell’ in Turkmenistan

Petronas’ Deepavali Ad Angers Malaysian Indians

In conjunction with the Hindu festival of lights, Deepavali, Malaysian oil company Petronas aired a controversial advertisement on YouTube that enraged many Malaysian Indians as it allegedly portrayed Indians in...

Colombian Hip-Hop Artists, Victims of Medellín's Wave of Violence

Residents of Colombia's Comuna 13, a neighborhood in Medellín infamous for its high levels of insecurity, are mourning the deaths of two well-known hip-hop artists who were killed in the...

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