Tillah Willah takes issue with Nicki Minaj's “going on American television and describing her country, my country as ‘nothing’.”
6 March 2013
Stories from 6 March 2013
Writer, human rights advocate, and French resistance fighter Stéphane Hessel, whose bestselling manifesto on peaceful uprising inspired the disenchanted of Europe and the United States to organize into protest, died on the night of February 26, 2013. He was 95. A peaceful march is planned on March 7, 2013, the day of his funeral.
North Korea has threatened to nullify the armistice that ended the Korean War, escalating the already heightened tension in East Asia region and leaving some South Koreans whirling at the brazen threat from their northern neighbor.
Earlier today, Yuri Saprykin, announced that Gazeta.ru’s editors have removed Maria Tsybulskaya from the newspaper’s video-interviews project, because her interview with Saprykin included off-limits political questions about the criminal cases surrounding last May’s violent protest at Bolotnaia Square, and Putin’s declining support in national polls.
The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa (@MashiRafael), decreed three days of national mourning after the death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez. The Head of State said that with Chávez's passing, Latin America has lost a great leader and he affirmed that those who fight for their country cannot be forgotten.
Twitter was abuzz with Yoruba, one of the three major indigenous languages spoken in Nigeria, on March 1, 2013 as speakers of the language lit up the microblogging site with tweets in Yoruba as part of a campaign to celebrate the language on social media and pressure Twitter to include it in its translation project.
Numerous Cuban citizens expressed dismay and grief for Hugo Chávez's death through their social media profiles. Redacción IPS Cuba compiles some of these reactions.
The best and brightest of the Ghanaian blogosphere will be recognized in Ghana's first ever social media awards, organized by the nonprofit BloggingGhana.
Malawi's President Joyce Banda has caused chaos in parliament by insisting that members of parliament not get their fuel allowance arrears, saying her government has no money to pay. The MPs are demanding fuel allowances backdated to 2009.
On March 5 the world learned of the death of the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez Frias. We collect some of the first reactions shared on social networks, and especially on Twitter via the hashtag #MuereChávez (Hugo Chávez dies).
This year, the situation on Slovakia's roads isn't very good. in Košice county alone, there are over 37,000 square meters of potholes. Tibor Blazko reports.