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18 July 2012

Stories from 18 July 2012

Africa: Nelson Mandela, an Icon Transcending Differences

On his 94th birthday, the entire world is celebrating Nelson Mandela, and the internet users of Francophone Africa are no exception. Nelson Mandela remains an absolute icon of the African...

South Africa: Happy Birthday Tata Nelson Mandela

One of the world's greatest icons of the modern age, Nelson Mandela, known fondly in South Africa as Tata [father] Madiba, celebrated his 94th birthday today. His birthday has not...

Lebanon: Mixed Feelings Following Syria's Bombing

Today's Damascus blast cost the life of Syria's deputy Defense Minister Assef Shawkat and other top officials of president Bashar Al Assad's inner circle. As usual, the blast had its...

El Salvador: President Funes Airs First Weekly Radio Program

Israeli Tourist Bus Attacked in Bulgaria

At least seven people were killed in an attack against Israeli youth on a tour bus in Burgus Airport in Bulgaria. Reports claim the attack was most likely carried out...

Egypt: Egyptians Give Advice to Syrians

Egyptians are dishing out advice to Syrians - on Twitter. Under a dedicated hash tag, the advice ranges from "do not take photographs with tanks" to "take advice from someone...

Trinidad & Tobago: Irresponsible Advertising

Jamaica: Is Bolt still as fast as lightning?

Syria: Live Blogging from Midan

Syria: Netizens Say Countdown for Bashar Begins

Twitter is abuzz with news of the beginning of the end of the Assad regime, following a bomb explosion in Damascus in which three senior members of president Bashar Al...

Colombia: “We are going to end with darkness in Congress”

Mozambique: Scholarship Students Kicked Out of Sudanese University

An open complaint letter published on social media by a group of scholarship holders from Mozambique at the International University of Africa, in Khartoum, Sudan, regarding their precarious social and...

Africa: African Women on Fire

Ukraine: “Opposition Talk” Vs. Reality

Croatia: Anja Mutić's “Local Voices Croatia”

Zambia: More Officials Than Athletes Travel to London Olympics?

Sports and Youth Minister Chishimba Kambwili recently said Zambia does not expect any medals from the London Olympics. Well, how can Zambian win medals if there will be more officials...

Russia: “Spasibo!” the Russian Charity Thrift Shop

RuNet Echo

For Europeans, charity thrift shops are well-loved retailers. While this model is still relatively unknown in Russia, the appearance of the “Spasibo!” (Thank You!) community has sparked the development of...

Russia: Yaroslavl Court Blocks Access to LiveJournal

RuNet Echo

China: Blogger Shorts SINA to 8% Shares Plunge With a Tweet

On July 16, famous Chinese blogger Isaac Mao wrote on Twitter that he would be shorting $SINA everyday, in reaction to SINA Weibo's (a Chinese microblogging platform) deletion of his...

China: Draft Rule to Prohibit Citizens from Monitoring Air?

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