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April 2017 - page 2

Media repression series: Internet in Belarus

in Politics/Society
Frozen river in Belarus. Photo: public domain
Frozen river in Belarus. Photo: public domain

Strong Russian influence and an increasingly paranoid and controlling government, amid the ever spreading tentacles of the Internet, make for a difficult life for netizens in Belarus.

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Botswana: founded on interracial love

in Movies/Politics/Society
"The romance of Seretse and Ruth was one of the great love stories of the world," Tanzania's Julius Nyerere has been quoted as saying. Watch their tale unfold on screen, and how it relates to Botswana's statehood, Monday at Regina Palast. Original photo of the couple used in the movie "A United Kingdom" and related publicity.
"The romance of Seretse and Ruth was one of the great love stories of the world," Tanzania's Julius Nyerere has been quoted as saying. Watch their tale unfold on screen, and how it relates to Botswana's statehood, Monday at Regina Palast. Original photo of the couple used in the movie "A United Kingdom" and related publicity.

“The romance of Seretse and Ruth was one of the great love stories of the world,” Julius Nyerere reportedly said. Watch their tale unfold – and how it relates to Botswana’s statehood – in “A United Kingdom,” playing at Leipzig cinemas.

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When “foreign” food becomes comfort food

in Glocal/Lifestyle

My comfort food is nothing I really grew up with.

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Johannesburg: the good, the bad, the ugly

in Travel
Street art in Johannesburg city center. Photo: Maximilian Georg
Street art in Johannesburg city center. Photo: Maximilian Georg

Segregation and dilapidation haunt the streets of inner Joburg – but an infectiously lively scene manages to emerge through the cracks.

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Orbán and Le Pen: breaking the EU’s cordon sanitaire?

in Politics/Society

Empires don’t fall by peripheries breaking away; their downfall comes when the core melts.

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Space: Are we alone after all?

in Events/Philosophies
Are we alone in space?
Are we alone in space? photo public domain

Our LeipGlo columnist Dr. Harald Köpping Athanasopoulos will address this and other burning space related questions this Wednesday, 12 April, when he speaks at the Club International’s English Lounge.

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