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25 August 2014

Stories from 25 August 2014

China Insists That Hong Kong Should Only Have Pro-Beijing Candidates — for National Security

China's Basic Law Committee Li Fei said that "the person who governs Hong Kong must be a patriot" or the city risks turning into an independent political entity.

Experts Say Technical Issues Are Behind Egypt's Power Outages, but the Prime Minister Blames the Muslim Brotherhood

Egyptians suffer from daily hours-long blackouts while government officials make contradicting statements regarding the cause.

An Entrepreneur Rewarded for his Innovative Healthcare Work in Cameroon

African Ebola Survivors Share Their Stories of Recovery and Stigma

"Thank god for the doctors. They gave me a certificate that indicates I am free of Ebola in case anyone would still doubt."

Blogger Law Traps Russia's Activists in Limbo

RuNet Echo

The new blogger law's vagueness makes it an extremely potent tool for controlling dissent in Russia.

Eerie Similarities in Deaths Provoked by Police Brutality in Staten Island and Paris

China Blocks Beijing Independent Film Festival

Is Zambia’s President Sata Working Quietly Behind the Scenes or Seriously Ill?

Zambia's President Michael Sata has not been seen in public since May. Many are speculating that the former publicity-loving politician is ailing.

‘New Tactics’ Makes a New Digital Toolkit for Activism Strategy

Rising Voices

Digital Media Guru Headlines Highway Africa 2014

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