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7 October 2013

Stories from 7 October 2013

Bangladesh’s New Flood Forecasting Website Provides Useful Data

The South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People blog reports that Bangladesh has come up a new website containing flood forecasting and warning information available from June 2013. The...

Express Yourself: Blog Action Day on Human Rights!

October 16 is Blog Action Day. Join bloggers worldwide in highlighting this year's topic: human rights.

Kuwait's Stateless Protest for Citizenship Rights

As many as 120,000 stateless Kuwaitis (Bedoon) are denied access to healthcare, education, employment, and any sort of documentation. They are now protesting to get their rights.

Lebanon: What's a Passport Worth? A Bitter Discussion

The Lebanese passport was ranked amongst the 10 worst in the world in terms of freedom of travel, the unsurprising news sparked bitter reactions online.

Zambia's Ex-First Lady's Facebook Page Faked for Alleged Scholarship Scam

She is not the first high profile Zambian who has had her profile faked. A fake Facebook page in the name of the country’s vice president was created recently.

Czech Republic: Anti-Roma Riots and Attacks on the Rise

The Romedia Foundation, a Romani non-governmental organization based in Budapest, wrote about anti-Roma demonstrations and rising attacks on the Roma population in recent months in the Czech Republic.

Mapping Earthquake Reconstruction in Tohoku, Japan

TPFsquare, a project by a group of volunteer professionals based in Tokyo, compiles a list of efforts to rebuild areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 into...

Korea: Lauching High-Tech Blimps at the Border

South Korean Defense reportedly plans to launch military-purpose high-tech blimps at the disputed maritime border with North Korea next month. Tech blogger Martyn Williams explains in detail.

Oktoberfest in Lomé, Togo

The month of October is most often associated with Beer fest in Germany. Yet it seems that it is also slowly becoming a tradition in Togo. LoveJoyce Amavi, a blogger...

‘A Good Blogger Must Already Have the Intrinsic Qualities of All Good Journalists’

Award-winning Cameroonian blogger and multimedia journalist Dorothée Danedjo Fouba speaks to author Dibussi Tande about the state of digital journalism in Africa.

Trials of Kenyan Politicians at the Hague

The Hague Trials Kenya is a project of the Africa Desk of Radio Netherlands Worldwide in collaboration with This is Africa: How has Kenya’s post-election violence in 2007 and 2008...

Follow AfricaHackTrip Online

A group of developers and designers from Europe who are curious about the emerging African tech hubs are on hack trip of the continent. Check out their blog or Tumblr...

Sticky Rice is Bad for Babies, Lao Mothers Told

@LaotianMama reminds Lao mothers not to give sticky rice, a traditional Lao food, to hungry babies: Sticky rice for infants is the Laotian equivalent to what we know as rice...

Five Issues Brunei Citizens Need to Discuss

Teah Abdullah lists 5 issues Brunei citizens need to discuss: Upholding a realistic language, incest, overindulgence, excessive number of burger joints, and overdependence on the government. She elaborates on the...

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