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1 August 2014

Stories from 1 August 2014

Weighing the War Against Boko Haram After an Attack Leaves 31 Cameroonian Elites Dead or Kidnapped

On July 27, 2014 the terrorist group Boko Haram managed to kidnap the wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister, Ahmadou Ali, and kill his family members.

Gaza Blogger Tweets Harrowing Tale of Dodging Israeli Warplanes as She Crosses the Rafah Border into Egypt

Ninety-minutes after the 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire commenced Israel forces started heavy shelling in Rafah. Seventy Palestinians were killed and hundreds more injured in shelling.

Trinidad & Tobago's Minister of Sport Resigns Under Duress

Should the Caribbean ‘Free Up the Herb'? This Attorney Thinks So

As the debate on marijuana's legal status rages in the Caribbean, attorney and activist Richie Maitland argues in favor of decriminalisation.

Iran's Regime Likes the Washington Post's Op-Ed Space, but Not Its Reporter

Advox

President Hassan Rouhani published an op-ed last year in The Washington Post explaining his moderate policies. Iranian authorities arrested the Post's reporter Jason Rezaian on July 22.

Did Someone from the U.S. Congress Just Call Putin a “Dickwad” on Wikipedia?

RuNet Echo

Yesterday, someone using a congressional IP address replaced the musical notation of Russia's real national anthem with the lyrics and arrangement of a popular Ukrainian chant mocking Vladimir Putin.

Global Voices is Looking For a Dynamic Leader to Shape Our Brazil Coverage

Global Voices is looking for a bilingual online news leader to run our Brazil coverage

On the Walls and the Web, A Venezuelan Art Collective Supports Socialism

In their blog titled No Sabemos Disparar, a group promotes and illustrates their urban action in different communities within and outside of the Venezuelan capital.

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