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10 January 2016

Stories from 10 January 2016

‘Russian Ebola': Civic Project Tracks Russians’ Deaths in Police Custody

RuNet Echo

Almost every day, Russians die in police custody, often under mysterious circumstances. An online project called "Russian Ebola" is recording each death to raise awareness of the human rights issue.

A Live Surgery Draws Attention to Black Lung Disease in China

A black lung patient prepared a coffin for himself after ten years of languishing with the disease before receiving a lung transplant watched online by millions.

SMS Platform Empowers Small Scale Farmers in Uganda

"Wefarm is a Wikipedia for farmers, or as its founder describes it, 'Internet for people without Internet.'"

A China-Financed Economic Corridor Brings Promise and Discord to Pakistan

Can Pakistan's regions and political parties come to a consensus over who should benefit most from the mega-project? That seems unlikely for the moment.

On the Eve of Benin's Elections, Here Are the Main Candidates

An overview of lead candidates ahead of the elections in April in Benin.

The Macedonian Nude Twitter Calendar Is Back

After a break for 2015 Macedonian Twitter users have recommenced the tradition of making a nude calendar for charity.

Signs of Islamic Law Taking Root in The Gambia

President Yahya Jammeh said his country will be an Islamic state last year. What changes will 2016 bring?

Mexico Recaptures El Chapo Guzmán. But Is it Mission Accomplished?

"President Enrique Pena Nieto saying "missing accomplished" is about as credible as when George Bush said it about Iraq. Same silly line."

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