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17 April 2012

Stories from 17 April 2012

France: The March of the Suburbs

Cuba: Diaspora Blogs About Dissidents

The plight of prisoners of conscience is a front-burner issue with Cuban diaspora bloggers. This week, they are talking about two in particular: Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia, a former member...

Bahrain: Police Help Thugs Vandalize Shiite-Owned Shop

The owners of the Jawad Business Group, a Shiite-owned company in Bahrain, have released a video of one of their shops being stormed, robbed, and vandalized by a group of...

Honduras: Campesinos Reclaim Land on International Day of Peasant's Struggles

South Africa: New Album by South Africa's Jazz Giant

Colombia: Free Trade Agreement with U.S. to Take Effect on May 15

Trinidad & Tobago: Review of Bagoo

Mauritania: The Plight of Two Slave Girls

Nigeria: Was Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's Candidacy Symbolic?

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, the only African and woman running for the World Bank presidency, has lost the race to Dr. Jim Yong Kim, a Korean-American physician. Should this have...

Egypt: Campaign Against Compulsory Military Service Gains Momentum

A discussion against conscription or compulsory military service is emerging in Egypt. Ahmed Awadalla gives us an overview of the debate in this post.

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