Voices of Change: Africa and the Middle East

A Compendium to Latest Stories and Resources

Latest Breaking News and Links to Major News Stories from International Sources

 

People demand a new VOICE in their futures

Demonstrators chant antigovernment slogans at Baghdad's Tahrir Square, where hundreds gather every Friday for a "day of rage." (Karim Kadim, Associated Press/ May 14, 2011) 


May 15-16, 2011
 
Bahrain
"There are no two ways about it, the regime has waged war on its own people
Egypt
Egyptians wounded in protests struggle for medical care
Iran
Reports of prison rapes of Iranian dissidents spark call for protests
Iraq
In Bagdad, weekly day of rage is low key event
Israel
Palestinians clash with Israeli police in day of protest
Ivory Coast
West Africa regional stock market to restart Ivory Coast Trading on May 16
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2014995987_apafivorycoast.html?syndication=rss
Jordan
Protests turn violent in Jordan
Kuwait
Latest news from Kuwait

 

Under a mural of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Israeli soldiers pass burning tyres left by protesters at a checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem. Photo: AP

Morocco
Pro-democracy activists to march on secret detention center
 Oman
Hundreds arrested in Oman as security dismantles protest sites, disperes demonstrators
Palestinian Territories
Israeli troops clash with Palestinian protesters along borders with Syria, Lebanon, Gaza Strip
Saudia Arabia
Iran vs. Saudi Arabia in Bahrain?
Syria  
Syria protests attract thousands; six killed
Swaziland
Journalists in Swaziland are so scared of censorship
http://swazilandcommentary.blogspot.com/
Tunisia
Tunisia pushes back Libyan troops
Uganda
Kill the Gays bill must be stopped
Yemen
Plain-clothed men fire on Yemen protesters
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe constitution reform program in disarray
 

"Gbagbo, assassin! Gbagbo, power thief! Leave!" the women sang, some in traditional dress; others, Ouattara T-shirts. (Photo: Thierry Gouegnon)

 

General Reports on the Region
A historic moment in the Arab World: Al Jazeera's director-general Wadah Khanfar shares his view on the uprisings sweeping the region.
Latest news
Uprisings in the Middle East and Northern Africa: Yemen, Libya and Bahrain
Middle East protests: Arab demonstration surge 
 Guide to protests in Middle East, North Africa
Unrest, anti-government protests continue across Africa, Middle East

 

Teaching about Current Protests in Africa and Middle East 
 
Social media and non-violent protest; toppling of the regimes of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak (for the classroom; PBS activity)
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/world/jan-june11/socialmedia_02-21.html
 
Teaching about events in the Middle East: Lesson Plan by Alan Singer
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-singer/teaching-about-events-in-_b_816082.html
After Mubarak: A New Middle East?

Egypt's Uprising
Ten great resources for teaching about the Middle East
Protests, Revolutions and Democratic Change
Clouds, clocks and sitting at tables: A blog about doing and teaching Comparative Politics and International Relations
Middle East/Africa protests mothership #18



Voices Education Project Links to Archives, Stories and Resources 

Egypt
Iran
Seda: Voices of Iran
Iraq
Israel
Lebanon
Palestinian Territories
Tunisa

 


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