As Junta leader Sanogo announces that he vows to “re-establish, from today, the Malian constitution of Feb. 25, 1992 and the institutions of the republic”, and set up a transition body with Malian political parties, Tuareg rebels claim to have control over the town of Kidal and have entered Gao and Timbuktu. Africa Nova writes that the army has fled Timbutku and that the main traders there are negotiating with rebels to prevent pillages [fr].
1 April 2012
Stories from 1 April 2012
A selection of Global Voices' most recent and interesting stories on video advocacy including a focus on indigenous rights and online activism, selected by Juliana Rincón Parra.
Myanmar Facebook users are overwhelmed with various news and rumors regarding the election which is coincidentally being held on April Fools' Day. Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the popular candidates in this year's elections.
The accidental killing of a student in the student district of Sofia sparkled a debate in Bulgaria. The government ended up with a quick and controversial solution: to impose a curfew on the district. This is mostly seen as a wrong solution to the wrong problem. Rayna Stamboliyska reports.
Michael McFaul, the US Ambassador to Russia, used his Twitter account to voice his concerns that diplomatic protocols had been violated when it appeared his schedule had been leaked to journalists at the NTV television network. Donna Welles reports.