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Global Voices: Daily Digest—September 3-4, 2011

Global Voices: Daily Digest—September 3-4, 2011

Angola: Videos from Repressed Youth Protest in Luanda
On Saturday, September 3, 2011 a group of around 200 young people assembled in Luanda, Angola to protest lack of freedom and the 32-year reign of President José Eduardo dos Santos. According to witnesses, the protest ended with police beating a number of protesters. read>>

Myanmar: Interactive Prison Map
An interactive prison map of Myanmar was created in support of the 'Free Burma's Video Journalists' campaign. The map identifies the locations and gives a brief description of Myanmar's 43 prisons Seventeen video journalists for the Democratic Voice of Burma are currently detained. read>>

African Women Striving to be Heads of State
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf paved they way in 2006 when she was elected president of Liberia and became the first African woman to reach the top level position. Since then, several other African women have decided to run for presidency. The increase of female candidates is undoubtedly a step in the right direction for a continent that still struggles at time with fair representation of minorities in their political systems. read>>

Libya: First Football Win as a Free Nation
Libya beat Mozambique 1-0 in the African Cup of Nations qualifier, its first victory since the fall of the Muammar Gaddafi regime. Twitter is buzzing with joy as Libyans taste their first win for a free Libya. read>>

Panama: Government Alliance Breaks
The governing period of Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli has been turbulent. The president of the republic and founder of the CD (Cambio Democrático, or Democratic Change) party came to power with 60% of votes (a historic event for Panama) in an alliance of opposing parties while also receiving strong backing from the traditional Panameñista party, also known as the Arnulfismo party. read>>

More posts on Global Voices today...
Kazakhstan: Bloggers Denounce Repeated Blockage of LiveJournal
Zambia: Netizens Worried About Poll Violence Rhetoric
Macedonia: Euphoria after Basketball Victory over Greece

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