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10 October 2012

Stories from 10 October 2012

Lesotho: Defence Force Top Brass Facing Court Charge

Zambia: MP Suspended for Criticising President's ‘Jokey’ Speech

An opposition MP in Zambia was recently suspended from the House for overly criticising one of President Michael Sata’s official speeches. While addressing parliament, a presidential annual tradition which is...

China: ‘Are You Happy?’

During a recent national holiday news story feature broadcast by Chinese state-run television, reporters were filmed asking ordinary people questions including whether or not they were happy. Some the quite...

Peru: Poet Antonio Cisneros Dies

Antonio Cisneros, one of the greats of Peruvian poetry, died on October 6 at age 69. Here we honor his memory and include videos of his poems.

Mexico's Indigenous Languages in Cyberspace

Slovakia: Comparing the Income of Roma and Non-Roma Neighbors

Tibor Blazko translates netizens' comments on some of the issues brought up in a recent World Bank report: unemployment, safety nets and the gap in income between Roma and non-Roma...

Arab World: The Plight of Syrian Refugee Girls

As the Syrian Revolution continues, its consequences continue to affect refugees who have fled the violence in the country, especially women. Syrian refugee girls in Jordan, Libya, Turkey and Lebanon...

France: World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg

Uganda Marks 50 Years of Independence

On Tuesday 9 October, 1962, Uganda got its independence from Britain. As the country celebrated its Golden Jubilee recently, Ugandans online have been using Twitter and Facebook to share their...

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