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16 October 2012

Stories from 16 October 2012

Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating Women's Genius

Ada Lovelace Day, celebrated every October 16, honors international women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths -women's whose skills are urgently needed for the future of the...

Yemen: Why Insult Women?

The Stateless People of Egypt

Stateless people are those who do not have a nationality. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), there are up to 12 million stateless people in the world. Ahmed...

Democratic Republic of Congo: A Francophone Summit too Focused on the Protection of the French Language ?

The Authors Behind the Venezuelan Literary Boom

This is the second part of an interview with Guillermo Parra of the blog Venepoetics, where he shares his reflections on the new rise of Venezuelan literature and his translations...

Haiti: Yéle Haiti Facing Allegations of Financial Impropriety

Various allegations of financial impropriety have been directed at musician and activist Wyclef Jean's charity Yéle Haiti. The allegations are centered on the millions that the defunct charitable organization received in...

Syria: The Revolution Goes Multilingual

The revolution in Syria is not just taking place on the battleground, between Daraa's alleyways or Aleppo's Citadel. There is a bigger battle going on online. We interview the netizens...

Colombia/U.S.: “We Need to Talk About Coke”

Uganda: The Golden Jubilee Gift That Never Was

As Uganda was celebrating 50 years of independence on 9 October 2012, everyone was hoping that qualification for the African Cup of Nations would be the best gift Ugandans would...

Saint Lucia: Bananas as a Renewable Energy Source?

A 2011 blogpost on the use of bananas in the creation of biofuel has inspired Dane Gibson to ask some questions about the renewable energy sector in the small Caribbean...

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