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16 June 2013

Stories from 16 June 2013

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Paying Tribute to Captain Mbaye Diagne, The Senegalese Hero of Rwanda

At the time of writing, June 2013, official commemoration of victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide is continuing around the world. But few people still remember Captain Mbaye Diagne. However,...

India Stops 160-year-old Telegram Service

India's state-owned telecommunications company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has announced that it is discontinuing its telegram service beginning 15 July 2013 due to declining use of service and huge losses....

Iran: “Happy My Vote Was Counted This Time” (Videos)

Many Iranians say they feel confident that their votes were counted since Hassan Rouhani has won the Iranian presidential election.

Follow ChinainAfrica Open Mic Hangout Online

The #ChinainAfrica Open Mic Hangout on Chinese miners in Ghana and China-Africa relations is live online. Watch it on YouTube and follow it on Twitter using the hashtag #ChinaOpenMic.

Association for World's Mobile Operators Opens Africa Office

The GSMA, the global association for the world’s mobile operators, opens an African office in Nairobi, White African reports: Back in 2010 when the iHub first opened, we had some...

Square Foot Gardening in South Africa

Learn about Square Foot Gardening in South Africa: Very simply put, Square Foot Gardening (SFG) is a whole new way of gardening, growing vegetables & fruits and contributing handsomely to...

Iran:Remember Jailed Opposition Leader

Several people who celebrated Hassan Rouhani's victory in presidential election in Shiraz chanted slogans to support Mir Hussein Mousavi, an opposition leader who has been under house arrest for several...

Mozambique: Medical professionals end unsuccessful strike

After striking for 27 days, Mozambique's medical professionals announced the end of their collective protest over inadequate compensation, without any concession from government. The strikers claimed they wanted to end...

A Puerto Rican Musician Follows His Muse to Instagram

Fernando Samalot is, among other things, a gifted musician from Puerto Rico's independent music scene, known for his participation in the experimental group tachdé. Through his Instagram profile, Fernando began...

Rupert's divorce creates buzz in China

The media mogul Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his Chinese-born wife Wendi Deng. Deng is his third wife and they have two daughters. The divorce has prompted a...

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