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5 April 2015

Stories from 5 April 2015

Thailand’s New Security Law ‘Annihilates Freedom of Expression’

Advox

Thailand's military-backed government lifted martial law in the country but signed a new order which gave broad powers to army personnel.

Nigerians Want ‘Magic’ from President-Elect

"The expectations are sky-high. Incredible. From what I am reading, Buhari is expected to perform nothing short of magic on Aso Rock…"

In China, ‘Cooperative Marriage’ Means a Gay Man and a Lesbian Woman Wed Each Other

The unions are seen as a way around intense parental pressure to get hitched and to produce a grandchild. They also seem to be gaining in popularity.

In Bangladesh, a Mobile App Provides a Platform Where Women Can Feel Free to Talk

Rising Voices

Maya provides a platform where women can freely speak about their emotional, medical, legal, and social needs anonymously, without being judged.

Dear CNN, Uganda Is Not Tanzania

"Sometimes it feels like @CNN are the only hardline Pan-Africanists left. They don't believe national borders or names mean anything!"

Egypt's Vietnam: Why Egyptians Are Opposed to a War in Yemen

Egyptian forces fighting in Yemen evokes memories of the 1960s North Yemen Civil War. But in that war, Egypt backed the side fighting against Saudi Arabia.

Discover Yemen through its Literature: Six Contemporary Authors Worth Reading

Anton Nossik in ‘Open Russia’ on the History of Kremlin Botnets

RuNet Echo

We translated Open Russia's interview with Anton Nossik about the significance of Russian bot networks and their legacy in the modern history of Kremlin politics.

Photographer Shows How it Feels to Ride in Singapore's Crowded Trains

"The camera gave me a chance to see what my eye would have missed – a collective portrait of Singapore, always in transit."

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