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10 May 2015

Stories from 10 May 2015

The Humanitarian Crisis You Haven't Heard of in Burundi

How a Traditional African Game Spread Throughout the World

Rising Voices

An ancient strategy game enjoyed from the villages of the Sahel to the Mozambique Channel's fishing communities shows how intermingled Africa's cultures are.

Amidst the Trauma of the Great Earthquake Nepalis Celebrate Unprecedented Conservation Successes

The greater one-horned rhinoceros, also called Indian rhinoceros is poached for its prized horn. Nepal’s conservation efforts have revived the rhino population which was on the verge of extinction.

Media Factory Seeks to Invest in New Digital Media in Latin America

A Han Musician’s Song Slams Stereotypes of China’s Xinjiang Region

A new song written by an ethnic Han encourages people to abandon their prejudices towards Xinjiang, a western region in China where ethnic tensions still simmer.

A Tribute to Espíritu Bautista, Defender of the Yanesha Language and Culture

Rising Voices

Anna Luisa Daigneault worked with the late Espíritu Bautista preserving Yanesha language and culture. She writes a tribute to her friend sharing his words from the Yanesha Oral History Archives.

The Salvadoran Town Where Migrants Are Hotly Debated Folk Heroes

Intipucá is a small town in El Salvador that spans two countries, but a debate still rages over whether he was really the first to leave for the US.

Are Peruvian Police and Press Conspiring to Criminalise the Tia María Protests?

"A serious state does not have [a police force] working as private security for mines."

How Does China's Foreign NGO Management Law Curb the Development of Civil Society?

The "fundamental purpose of the law" is "to significantly tighten the Government's control over civil society," Human Rights Watch told Global Voices.

Guatemalan Vice President Resigns, Protests Continue

As a new politically conscious youth fills the streets demanding change, is a 'Guatemalan Spring' in the offing?