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25 October 2013

Stories from 25 October 2013

Tipaimukh Dam -A Threat To Nature And Native Culture

25 October 2013

The Tipaimukh Dam in the Indian state of Manipur, has been planned for flood control and hydroelectric power production. However, In Search For Greener Partures blog reports that this dam will lead to severe changes in climate condition, affecting the livelihoods of over 20 million people in the lower riparian...

VIDEO: Angola's Kuduro as an Urban Phenomenon

25 October 2013

A new film on Angola's frenetic music genre and dance, Kuduro (literally ‘hard ass’), follows the steps of some of the key figures that have helped this popular style turn into an urban cultural movement: Created in the discos and raves in downtown Luanda through a fusion between House and Techno beats...

What Has Nairobi Tech Hub Achieved?

25 October 2013

Erik Hersmann explains what iHub, a technology hub in Nairobi, has achieved in its three and a half years of existence: [T]he iHub started in March 2010, so it’s been about 3.5 years and a lot has happened here in the intervening years. Many people ask me, “so, what has...

Portugal Says “Thank You Troika”, Really?

25 October 2013

Subverting the discourse of austerity, a protest was held in Lisbon earlier this week to “thank” the International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and European Commission for the ongoing measures to tackle the economic crisis in Portugal. The protest took place on October 21, 2013, and gained the attention of mainstream...

VIDEO: “Myths and Murals” of East Timor

25 October 2013

East Timorese and Australian artists have come together to reflect and create around Myths and Murals, “promoting a common sense of national identity through art and story and collaborative strategies for engagement”. The cross-cultural public art and literacy project, between artists from Melbourne and the East Timorese free art school Arte Moris, takes...

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The Guardian's (Mis)guide To Japanese Sex Trends

The Bridge25 October 2013

"Japan's under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships," said The Guardian. "Millions aren't...dating, and increasing numbers can't be bothered with sex." Not so fast, said Japanese netizens.

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