Stories from 21 February 2014
Nepal’s Parliament has elected Mr. Sushil Koirala (75), the president of the party Nepali Congress, as the new Nepali Prime Minister. Nepali diaspora blogger Indra congratulates the new Prime Minister and thinks that “the gift Mr. Koirala has for empowering others with his humility and sincerity will go a long...
Fashion blogger Amara Javed posts photos from the ongoing Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi showcasing the Summer 2014 collections by many Lahore designers.
US officials finally extended Muhammad Shahzaib Bajwa's visa so he can continue receiving treatment there following a November car accident that left the exchange student in a coma.
There are three blogs in Tajikistan that are a must read for anyone interested in Tajik cuisine. Tajik Restaurant [Tarabkhonai Tojiki] [tj] shares cook-it-yourself videos and recipes of popular Tajik dishes. Suhailo's Cooking Diary [Daftari pukhtu-pazhoi Suhailo] [tj] teaches its readers to bake pastries popular in the country. Finally, Osh...
The recent opening of an Islamic prayer room in the Kyrgyz parliament has triggered a heated online debate about the boundaries between the state and religion in the Central Asian country. Responding to criticisms, MPs designed and circulated among journalists and bloggers a six-page document suggesting that prayer houses in...
What are the protests in Venezuela about? What role is citizen media playing? We talk to Global Voices author Marianne Díaz about the tumultuous situation in the country right now.
The Developing Latin America 2013 Apps Challenge selected 6 projects for the Regional acceleration stage, which seeks sustainable Apps with high social impact.
Global Voices speaks with Béatrice Epaye, a member of the Central African Republic's National Transition Board, about how best to solve the country's crisis.
In the heat of the electoral battle for mayor of Quito, the statements of Ecuador's highest authorities have gotten more attention than those of the candidates themselves.
In response to the lack of female representation in peace talks, a website gives a voice to Colombian women who have dedicated their lives to the fight for peace.
Despite the blatant disregard for human rights still plaguing Equatorial Guinea, the door has been opened for the West African country's membership in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.
For Russia's politicians, the battle lines over Ukraine have already been drawn, and now there can be no compromise.
Nigerian Pidgin English is the country's "lingua franca, understood in all 36 states. Yet, you will not find a classroom in the whole country that teaches it"
Slices of life in the Caribbean brought to you by a group of regional photographers who, like many across the globe, were inspired by the Humans of New York project.
Interview: African culture and languages researcher Balde Mamadou Tafsir writes two blogs in Fula, his native language.
Dear International Editor: Listen and understand. The game changed in Venezuela last night. What had been a slow-motion unravelling that had stretched out over many years went kinetic all of a sudden. What we have this morning is no longer the Venezuela story you thought you understood. In the blog Caracas...
There is as yet no verdict in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, but Jamaicans are awaiting the outcome with bated breath - and tweeting about the possibilities in the interim.