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[Junior AJA] Whose Nile River is it?

[Junior AJA] Whose Nile River is it?

Tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia have grown at an alarming rate since Addis Ababa announced its plans to construct the Grand Renaissance Dam across part of the Nile, 40 km from the Sudanese boarder, on April 2, 2011. The dam is big enough to be the largest in Africa, estimated to cost about 80 billion […]

[Junior AJA] Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Egypt

The practicing of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Egypt has been done since the Paranoiac period and it has moved from Egypt to other African countries. Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) and Medical Implant Communication Service (MICS) classifies the countries that practice FGM to three groups; the first group of countries includes those that have […]

[Junior AJA- Malaysia Report] Kelantan traditional games heating up in Kuala Lumpur

[Junior AJA- Malaysia Report] Kelantan traditional games heating up in Kuala Lumpur

Below is a round-up of recent news in Malaysia. Kelantan traditional games heating up in Kuala Lumpur According to The Star Online (July 17), the Uri top demonstration was held at the outdoor stage of Central Market Kuala Lumpur. A team of experts of the traditional sport took part in this event in order to […]

[Junior AJA- Belgium Report] Belgian student housing among cheapest in Europe

[Junior AJA- Belgium Report] Belgian student housing among cheapest in Europe

Below is a round-up of recent news in Belgium. Belgian student housing among cheapest in Europe According to De Morgen, the student housing prices in Belgium are among the cheapest in Europe. This is the result of a comparative study conducted by Savills, a British real estate company. According to their survey students pay approximately […]

[Junior AJA- Malaysia Report] Celebrate Ramadhan 2013: The fasting month before Hari Raya Aidilfitri festival

[Junior AJA- Malaysia Report] Celebrate Ramadhan 2013: The fasting month before Hari Raya Aidilfitri festival

Below is a compilation of news in Malaysia. Celebrate Ramadhan 2013: The fasting month before Hari Raya Aidilfitri festival According to The Star Online (July 9), the viewpoints from columnists stated that the Ramadan month for Muslims, which also known as the fasting month begins tomorrow (July 10). The best reflected is the act of […]

[Junior AJA- Malaysia Report] Borrowers opt Ah Long for quick fix

[Junior AJA- Malaysia Report] Borrowers opt Ah Long for quick fix

Below is a compilation of recent news in Malaysia. Borrowers opt Ah Long for quick fix Ah Long or better known as loan sharks, is no longer a foreign term to Malaysians. Ah Long cause many households to cripple down due to debt problems. Ah Long gives predatory lending of money to those in dead […]

[Junior AJA- Canada Report] Canada recognizes top immigrants

[Junior AJA- Canada Report] Canada recognizes top immigrants

Below is a round-up of recent news from Canada concerning Canada and Asia-Pacific relations. Canada recognizes top immigrants The Canadian Immigrant Magazine, in partnership with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Chevrolet recently named Canada’s top immigrants. In only two months, over 600 applications were received. A panel of dignitaries and past winners shortened […]

[Junior AJA- Egypt Report] The Current Revolution

[Junior AJA- Egypt Report] The Current Revolution

Egypt has had two revolutions for the last three years. January 25, 2011 was the start of a revolution against the former president Muhammad Hosni Mubarak. That revolution could achieve its goal on February 11, 2011, when Mubarak resigned. After that, it has been a transition period until the presidential election on June 2012. Muhammad […]

[Junior AJA] Seoul Human Rights NGO Calls for the Safety of Nine Repatriated North Korean Youth

[Junior AJA] Seoul Human Rights NGO Calls for the Safety of Nine Repatriated North Korean Youth

In late May of this year, the Laotian government made a diplomatic move garnering the attention of international news outlets: upon catching nine young North Korean refugees attempting to cross its border, they immediately turned them over to the North Korean authorities. After living as “kotjebi” (a Korean word meaning “wandering swallow,” meant to describe […]

[Junior AJA] The Role of Provincial Women Development Councils (PWDCs) in Afghanistan

[Junior AJA] The Role of Provincial Women Development Councils (PWDCs) in Afghanistan

Since 2001, integrating gender sensitivity into national policy making and implementation has taken the centre stage for most development initiatives in Afghanistan. A chain of developments focusing on enhancing the role and contribution of Afghan women towards national development has underscored the relevance of mainstreaming gender into the national development objectives and outcomes. In particular, […]