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7 August 2012

Daily archive · 10 posts

Stories from 7 August 2012

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D. R. of Congo: M23 Rebels Take Their Offensive Online

The M23 movement has made headlines by entering into open conflict with the Congolese army. But the rebel group is not stopping at armed conflicts on the ground - they...

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Puerto Rico: Javier Culson Wins Historic Bronze Medal

The athlete Javier Culson won Puerto Rico's first ever medal in athletics. This medal takes the count to 7 medals in the country's history: 5 bronze and 1 silver in...

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Tunisia: Activist Lina Ben Mhenni Attacked by Police

When Tunisian activist and blogger Ben Mhenni attended a pacifist sit-in to protest against the Ennahda-led government in the capital Tunis on August 5, 2012, the last thing she expected...

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Spain: ‘I Won't Pay’ Campaign Hits Catalan Highways

A wave of protests against rising tolls on Spanish highways reached its five-month mark last week, when a clash between motorists and private authorities motivated a company that oversees more...

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Qatar: Student Activism “for Cafeterias and Covered Car Parks”

Universities are renowned for being the epicenter of student activism. Qatari Esraa Al Meftah talks about how Qatari university students' only form of activism is in asking for "opening cafeterias...

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Saudi Arabia: Ramadan Iftar to Say ‘No to Sectarianism’

A group of Saudi men decided to rise above sectarianism and held an Iftar which brought together members of the Sunni and Shia communities. The Riyadh event, held under the...

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Egypt: Ahmed Shafik Denies UAE Appointment on Twitter

Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik has resorted to Twitter to react to what he described as "rumours" about his appointment as an adviser to the President of the United...

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Philippines: Floods Hit Metro Manila and Nearby Provinces

Strong rains caused huge floods in many parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces in the Luzon Island of the Philippines. Manila-based Global Voices editor Mong Palatino gathers photos from...

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Bangladesh: Citizenship Rights for Myanmar's Rohingya?

Myanmar's Rohingya are stateless, not wanted by any country. The Rakhine Nationalities Development Party in Myanmar is calling for the segregation of Rohingya Muslims from ethnic Arakanese and the Bangladesh...

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Mauritania: Head of Supreme Court Rejects His Dismissal

Mauritania has been witnessing a wave of mounting protests calling for the toppling of the military regime. According to the opposition [ar], the military rule is against the existence of...

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