SEN News on Sunday: August 18 – 25, 2013

  • (22/08/13) reports that Nigeria, for the first time in the nation’s history, will include questions on religion and ethnicity in its 2016 census.

  • The Scotsman (20/08/13) reports on former Labour Minister Henry McLeish’s warning that Scots could vote “yes” in next year’s historic poll on Scottish independence.
  • Red Orbit (20/08/13) reports on recent research that examines the historical migration patterns of Native American tribes and their correlation with the diveristy of ethic and linguistic groups in California, U.S.
  • The Express Tribune (19/08/13) analyses the issue of citizenship and identity cards in Pakistan, where roughly only half of the country’s population of 198 million exist as legally recognized citizens.
  • The Wall Street Journal (19/08/13) writes about the recent controversy over contentious teaching plans in Texas, U.S., which have sparked debates about education and patriotism in the state.
  • New Delhi Television (18/08/13) has posted the transcript of a recently aired programme in India, in which a panel of participants delved into the origins of nationalism, in light of the country’s 66th anniversary of independence.

Stay tuned for SEN Article Spotlights, which will be posted later in the week.

News compiled by Karen Seegobin.

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