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9 October 2015

Stories from 9 October 2015

Angolan Activist's Health in Danger After Nearly Three Weeks of Hunger Strike in Prison

Luaty Beirao, reportedly in critical condition, was arrested in June with 14 others on accusations of plotting a coup. He and the others maintain they were merely discussing peaceful protest.

Will Prayers Help Zambia's Currency Gain Value? President Lungu Thinks They Might

"Praying for a currency to improve means you don’t understand economics. The depreciation of the Kwacha is not the devils work."

Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Tunisians are over the moon their democratic progress was recognised by awarding the National Dialogue Quartet the Nobel Peace Prize today.

A New Collection of Children's Books Intends to Subvert Your Ideas of Princesses

The heroines of these stories neither live in castles nor wait for their charming prince to come and rescue them.

Meet the Young Mexican Who's Taking On Transphobia, One Video at a Time

A year ago, a young Mexican started documenting on YouTube his sex reassignment process. His videos are a source of information and inspiration to the LGBTI community and beyond.

‘Doubles’ Price Increase Sends Trinidad & Tobago Foodies Into Tailspin

Sellers of doubles, the nation's most beloved breakfast food, caused outrage when they announced a one dollar price increase, despite the fact that the raw materials cost has remained the...

Rethinking Criticisms Levelled at Iran's Supreme Council of Cyberspace

Advox

In a follow up to the ICHRI piece, Small Media reacts to that report, with their own observations on the recent changes to Iran's Internet policy.

The Dark Side of Hydropower in Bhutan

Bhutan depends heavily on its hydroelectric industry, but some bloggers worry that the country may be getting carried away with this industry.

Help! I Can't Communicate With My Mandarin-Speaking Grandpa

The Bridge

US-born Yowei Shaw speaks virtually no Mandarin. Her Taiwanese grandfather speaks virtually no English. She's determined to have proper conversations with Yeye— before it's too late.

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