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· February, 2007

Stories about Development from February, 2007

Poland: McDonald's Sales; Rospuda Bypass

The beatroot writes about Prince Charles’ McDonald's comment and the Polish First Lady's views on the planned Rospuda bypass.

Nepal: On funding terrorism

Madhesh Blog on funding terrorism in Nepal. “Several donor agencies who invested their time to investigate the use of their funds have found them not being used for the intended...

Barbados: Draft energy plan analysed

Keith R at The Temas Blog analyses of Barbados’ draft national energy plan with a particular emphasis on its “environmental implications”.

Myanmar: A Glimpse of the New Capital City

Fifty Viss links to a post by an Indian journalist who took some pictures of the mysterious new capital city of Myanmar. The government moved the capital last year from...

Arabisc: A Pictorial Tour of North Africa

There is one word to describe this picture taken by American blogger Cory Driver, who is based in Morocco, and it is wow! Not being a photography critic, however, I...

Romania: Real Estate

Romerican writes about Romania's real estate market.

Zambia: adventures in Zambia

Laura, a peace corps volunteer, blogs about her adventures in Zambia, “My women's group is finally back on track and things are going swimmingly. We are going to start to...

Guyana: Exodus and integration

MediaCritic sees the “exodus” of Guyanese to other Caribbean territories as “likely to result in is a skewering of national identities and push those voices that trumpet and cling to...

Uganda: Special Report on Best of Blogs

Last week, Uganda bloggers descended on Mateo's bar in Kampala for the second Uganda Bloggers Happy Hour. In addition to catching up with friends and discussing the main challenges facing...

Touring Libyan Blogs: Between history, hair, leadership, cleaning the floor and many more stories

Most of us have studied some history, many of us think we know history, but the majority of us are really ignorant about large parts of our own history. That...

China: face project in Shanghai

Peijin Chen from Shanghaiist reports about the expensive Oriental Arts Center in Shanghai as an example of face project in China.

Bahrain: ‘Terrorist Plot’ Sparks Cynicism

Following a controversial news report about the discovery of a ‘terrorist training camp’ in one of Bahrain's Shi'a villages, Bani Jamra, Bahrain's ‘blogfather’ Mahmood Al Yousif writes a sarcastic post...

Africa, China: The Role of Local Governance

Sanaga Peregrinations disagrees (Fr) with commentators who believe Africa is going towards a recolonization by China, suggesting that the point is not to worry about the consequences of Chinese investments...

Hong Kong: Cyber dream

Sun bin visited Hong Kong's “Cyber port” and here is his conclusion: People were saying that HK's “cyberport” is a real estate development. I now want to put it in...

Africa: China in Africa

Afroshangai Blog posts an article about Chinese interest in Africa, “China, unlike just about every other country in the world, has a clear African strategy which is being implemented with...

China: disappearing Hutong

Fang Zhen-ning blogs some photos on the disappearing Xian Yu-kou Hutong in Beijing because of urban renewal project.

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Let me clear it up for any moron with lingering doubts: It’s worse. It’s over. You lost. You lost the day your tanks rolled into Baghdad to the cheers of...

Bangladesh: Celebrating the Mother Language day

Today is the International Mother Language Day, an annual event in UNESCO member states to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. This is mostly the international recognition of Language...

Africa: Manifesto for the United States of Africa

Le Pangolin posts (Fr) a Manifesto for the United States of Africa written by the Working Group of African Students in France. The document was presented to Alpha Omar Konaré,...

Albania: Observing the Election

Our Man In Tirana writes about observing the election in a “chaotic” town of 80,000 people, where “strangers are a rarity.”

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