Promo Box: April 2011 Archives

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Kampala...home of Gadhafi's fan club?

One of the many Gadhafi-themed posters available on the streets of Kampala.  Photo/Dennis Porter

The View from Uganda: Gadhafi rules

Muammar Gadhafi's got a fan club. But why's it so far from home?


Dennis Porter's View From Here

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Tokyo...in the shadow of Fukushima

Shoppers and farmers at a makeshift market in central Tokyo. Photo/Louis Templado

In this View from Here, reporter Craig Dale discovers a makeshift food market in central Tokyo.

It cropped up after the earthquake, created by farmers who've been rejected by their regular wholesalers because they're too close to the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant.

 Craig's View from Tokyo

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Dakar's wrestling sandbox millionaires

The agony of defeat in the Dakar ring.  Photo/Sean Liliani

Sandbox millionaires

More popular than soccer in many parts of Africa, traditional wrestling has grown into a major sport. 

Every year, wrestlers hoping to achieve fame and fortune converge on Dakar for an annual tournament.

This form of competition, with its rituals and ancient rivalries, is now seen by many fighters as a route from rags to riches.  

Sean Liliani is ring-side in Dakar, Senegal with this week's View From Here.

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Sean's photo gallery  

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Beijing: One dissident released, another detained

Artist Ai Weiwei arrives to the Wenyuhe court to support fellow artist Wu Yuren during his trial in Beijing, November 2010 (photo/AP)

There's mixed news coming out of Beijing.

Amidst an atmosphere of crackdown -- as foreign journalists face greater restrictions on their activities -- the artist Ai Wei Wei, who famously designed the Bird's Nest stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics -- has been detained since Sunday April 3. Ai, who's a fierce critic of the government, was in the Beijing airport about to board a flight to Hong Kong when he was taken into custody.

But meanwhile, the detained artist Wu Yuren, whose case was championed by Ai Wei Wei, has suddently been released on parole after being in jail since last June.


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Benghazi...training the rebels Gadhafi vows to crush

Gadhafi promises to "show no mercy" to rebels like these young men, being trained by army defectors, but somewhat distracted by our reporter. (photo/Bonnie Allen)


Canadian journalist Bonnie Allen visited the schoolyard "camp" where Libyan army defectors train a ragtag group of spirited rebels to fire Kalashnikovs and pray for God's help to kill Moammar Gadhafi.


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The basketball court where Libyan rebels drill to become a fighting unit against Gadhafi. (photo/Bonnie Allen)



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