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March, 2015

Stories from March, 2015

31 March 2015

Nicaraguan Mother Recovered Her Child Detained At German Embassy in Managua

Before the Border: The Immigrant Odyseey Across Mexico

Colombia Past and Present: An Interview with Author William Ospina

Excerpts from the most popular segments of an interview with the writer William Ospina on history, perception, and cultural identity in Colombia and Latin America.

Yemen's No Fly Zone: Thousands of Yemenis are Stranded Abroad

Due to the No Fly Zone in Yemen, thousands of stranded Yemenis cannot return home and are stranded in airports around the world.

In Zambia, a Tomato Pushes Joblessness Center Stage

Zambia's unemployment rate is ranked 9th highest in Africa.

Kazakhstan Ponders 2026 World Cup Bid

"Everyone saw how the Brazilians cried in 2014. In 2026 we might as well hang ourselves."

The Government is Unprepared as Peru's Heavy Rains Unleash Lethal Landslides

The rain season is getting stronger and longer every year in Peru. This year at least seven people died in landslides caused by the rain in Chosica, near Lima.

As Elections in Guinea Approach, the Opposition Raises Some Alarm

In 2010, the first round of voting, monitored by international observers, took place peacefully, though several violent incidents marred the second round, as 24 candidates stood for high office.

A Runaway Rhinoceros Rampages Through a Bazaar in Nepal

The country's Chitwan National Park, 28 miles from where the incident took place, is home to 503 rare one-horned rhinos.

Tajikistan's Mosques Are Acting as Government Mouthpieces

"We left the mosque before [prayers] finished. We decided not to go there again because our mosques have turned into places of fraud."

Myanmar Rural Villagers Share Their Development Plans Through Facebook

Rising Voices

"It is a valuable method because it identifies what the community truly needs, instead of what we think they might need.”

30 March 2015

Municipal Referendum to Preserve Skopje Shopping Centre Scheduled

An Interview with Anna Nemtsova About Being a Russian Journalist

Independent Russian journalist Anna Nemtsova talks to Global Voices about the assassination of Boris Nemtsov (no relation), Putin's recent unexplained disappearance, and censorship in Russia.

Favianna Rodríguez: ‘Artists are Risk Takers and Truth Speakers’

Favianna, the daughter of Peruvian migrants to the United States, now 36-years-old, is a force to be reckoned with.

China: Uyghur Couple Convicted of Violating “Abnormal Appearances” Rule for Wearing Beard, Burqa

Global Voices Advocacy

The 38-year-old husband, member of China's Muslim minority Uyghur community, has been sentenced to six years in prison. Online reporting about the case has since been censored.

Russian Journalists, You're Now Being Ranked in Real Time

RuNet Echo

A new online service launched that ranks Russian-language journalists according to the amount of social-media traffic their articles generate.

29 March 2015

Is This What UN Special Adviser on Yemen Has to Say on Current War: “? tmnoppbbnpbkpb”

#NigeriaDecides Their Country's Next President in Hotly Contested Race

The election commission extended voting into Sunday, March 29, 2015, due to technical problems in some parts of the country.

Open Letter to 60 Minutes Regarding Its Reporting on Africa

Ebola Veterans Warn That Vigilance Is Still Needed as Case Numbers Drop

It's been a year since the WHO declared an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. A doctor and health journalist compare notes on what has been a long and traumatic year.

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