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24 January 2012

Daily archive · 6 posts

Stories from 24 January 2012

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Madagascar: What Next, After Former President Is Denied Entry?

Malagasy citizens anxiously witnessed former President Marc Ravalomanana's attempt to return home after three years in exile, last Saturday. A few days after the issue, bloggers analyze the state of...

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Africa: Sex, Love and Magic at the Africa Cup of Nations 2012

2012 is undoubtedly a significant year for football lovers in Africa as Gabon and Equatorial Guinea host the main football competition in Africa, the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). After...

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Hong Kong Rethinks its Relationship with Mainland China

15 years after Hong Kong's return to mainland China, Hong Kongers have little mood for celebration. Tensions run deep between Hong Kongers and mainlanders. Bloggers and social critics explore recent...

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Kyrgyzstan: MPs Told to Ride the Bus

A suggestion that Kyrgyz MPs should give up their state-funded cars and take a minibus to work has moved netizens towards a reappraisal of what their elected representatives should and...

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China: Tibet Burns, But Where Are the Chinese Public Intellectuals?

Since 2009, there have been at least 17 Tibetan self-immolation incidents in China. The public discussion about Tibetan protests is dominated by state controlled media, while those who usually speak...

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Russia: “Mikhail Dmitrievich Prokhorov: An Unpredictable Kremlin Project”

RuNet Echo

Although some believe the 2012 Russian presidential election's outcome to be pre-scripted, the complexities surrounding Mikhail Prokhorov's candidacy should not be overlooked. Donna Welles reports.

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