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5 April 2014

Stories from 5 April 2014

Top 10 Russian-Language Tweets, Week 14 of 2014

RuNet Echo

At the end of each week, RuNet Echo collects the top ten Russian-language tweets and curates them for Global Voices readers.

How Sore will Afghanistan's Presidential Losers Prove?

The victor of Afghanistan's hotly-contested presidential vote will probably need a second round to prevail and may never get to hear his opponents' concession speeches: This is winner takes all.

Controversy and Outrage in Spain Over the Presence of Teodoro Obiang

The president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang, has been the protagonist of a huge controversy in Spain.

The Wind Energy Sector's Race Against the Clock in France

Wind energy has great potential in France, but many obstacles stand in its way.

Cameroonian Minister Arrested, Then Released 24 Hours Later

Minister of Secondary Education Louis Bapes Bapes was taken into custody last week. His release barely 24 hours later has left more questions than answers.

Chasing Bangladesh's Extreme Weather

The Great Bangladesh Weather Expedition aims to study the severe weather there, including flooding, tornadoes and drought.

#CongressOccupied Protesters Reject Taiwanese President's Proposed Solution

Members of the #CongressOccupied movement called President Ma's plan for a trade agreement monitoring system "empty, insincere and deceptive".

A Russian Gulag for American Social Networks’ Data?

RuNet Echo

A Moscow city councilman is promoting legislation that would require all online social networks to house users’ personal data on servers located on Russian soil.

Shanghai Eclipses Beijing as Top Destination for Chinese University Graduates

The report also revealed that many Chinese companies are becoming more popular with would-be university graduates.

Caribbean: An ICT Wish List

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