Stories from 7 August 2013
Taiwan: Online Dictionary for Aboriginal Peoples
The first online dictionary of the native language used by the aboriginal peoples [zh] in Taiwan had its debut on August 5, 2013. The first stage of this online dictionary includes the native language of the the Bunun people, the Tao people, the Truku people, the Saisiyat people, the Thao...
Congolese Teacher Pushed Out of Moving Police Van in Morocco, Dies
The death of Toussaint-Alex Mianzoukouta, a french teacher in Tanger is symptomatic of increasing brutality towards sub Saharan immigrants from the Moroccan police, Afrik Online reports [fr]. Mianzoukouta was not given the opportunity to present his immigration documents before he was taken into the van, the report says. He died from...
The Politics of Language in St. Lucia
Should politicians in St. Lucia be fluent in creole? The election of Allan Chastanet as political leader of the opposition is stirring up discussion about language, culture and class.
Madagascar Agency Suspended from Network Tracking Money Laundering
Lambo T. reports [fr] on the website of La Gazette de La Grande Ile that Samifin [mg], the agency in charge of cleaning up the financial sector and combat transnational illegal operations in Madagascar has been suspended from the Egmont Group of financial intelligence units. Egmont is an international network that helps tracks...
Robert Mugabe Wins Re-election in Zimbabwe Amid Claims of Fraud
Zimbabwe's voter roll reportedly included two million dead people. Neighboring Botswana is calling for an independent audit.
Referendum on Taiwan's Fourth Nuclear Plant Suspended
The suspension is a temporary victory for Taiwan's anti-nuclear activists, who oppose the fourth nuclear power plant.