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16 March 2014

Stories from 16 March 2014

Are ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ Outdated Terms in African Politics?

The cold war defined post-colonial African politics with its left vs right dichotomy. But is it still relevant for the continent today ?

Accused of Murder and Desperate for Justice, Peasants on Hunger Strike in Paraguay

Issues of land distribution and judiciary corruption come to the forefront as peasants accused of the Curuguaty massacre on hunger strike await a fair trial to prove their innocence.

PHOTOS: Birdwatching in Southern Philippines

Birdwatching is more fun than Tweeting. Check out some of the wild birds from the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Keep on birding!

What Does Russia's Top Blogger Think About Crimea?

RuNet Echo

Before Alexey Navalny's LiveJournal blog was blocked late last week for breaking the terms of his house arrest, he published a long opinion piece on the situation in Ukraine.

Did Russia's Most Famous Actor Just Denounce Vladimir Putin?

RuNet Echo

In Russia, it is exceedingly rare for anyone who regularly appears on television or the silver screen to criticize, let alone denounce, Vladimir Putin. But did Khabensky?

African Technology: The TechAfrique Project Assesses How Far It's Come

Young Woman in Madagascar Kills Herself after Photos Were Re-posted on Facebook

The Hidden Rules of Chinese TV Series Censorship

Chinese film and TV directors often blame strict censorship for losing domestic viewers. But what limits do censorship place on the content of Chinese TV series?

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