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· November, 2007

Stories about Development from November, 2007

Angola: A blog post from Angola

  29 November 2007

Thomas Gowans writes a letter from Angola: “Living in Angola, I am used to the now thankfully decreasing threat of assault but after over a decade here, I suppose the odds were against me and last week I received a bit of a hiding. Not, as one might imagine, from...

Bahamas: Renewable Energy

  29 November 2007

“Since we rely heavily on tourism, we are especially vulnerable to the negative consequences of petroleum use”: Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit thinks that the island has the potential to set the renewable energy pace for the rest of the region.

Haiti: Reforestation

  29 November 2007

Haiti Innovation says that “Haiti is not even in the game when it comes to preserving the environment.”

Armenia: Renovated Toilets

  28 November 2007

Kyle's Journey in Armenia updates its readers on a current Peace Corps project to renovate the bathroom and sewer system in a local school. With substandard facilities at present, the Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) hopes that the renovation will be complete by April.

Barbados: Paying The Piper?

  28 November 2007

Cheese-on-bread! suspects that many of the latest developments in Barbados are “all part of the politics game, but I'd rather my Government admit times are tough…than lull us all into a false sense of comfort.”

Haiti: Going Solar?

  28 November 2007

Denise Green writes in to Haiti Innovation wondering “if the government ever thinks about solar thermal technology as an alternative to electrical power? We should exploit the one resource that we always have plenty of – the Sun!”

Colombia: The Future Freedom Plaza in Medellín

  28 November 2007

President Uribe was recently in Medellín to mark the beginning of construction of the future Freedom Plaza. PISO TR3S [es] does not understand the point of the old-fashioned traditions of officials laying the first stone.

Russia: Saami Parliament

  27 November 2007

Russia's Saami “want to set up their own parliament to control the dispersal of government funds allocated to their numerically small nationality,” Window on Eurasia reports.

Armenia: Labor Dynamics

  27 November 2007

Social Science in the Caucasus comments on a World Bank report on labor dynamics in Armenia. The blog of the Caucasus Resource Research Center says that its findings revealing that up to a third of Armenian youth neither work nor study are in line with its own.

Uganda: Broken Sidewalks

  26 November 2007

Want will happen to the broken sidewalks in Uganda?: “They tore up the sidewalks and streets for Chogm to rebuild nicer ones. But since the repairs haven’t been finished, and the Queen and other diplomats and visitors have come and gone, they’ll stay half-finished forever. Chogm came and went without...

Armenia: World Bank Corruption

  25 November 2007

Following last week's visit to Armenia by Dr. Beatrice Edwards, Director of International Programs for the Government Accountability Project (GAP), Blowing the World Bank Whistle alleges that corruption in the international financial organization reached the highest levels at its Yerevan office.

Chinese Engineers in Central African Republic

  25 November 2007

Six Chinese engineers have arrived in Central African Republic to install two new turbines at the Boali electric plant, a US$117 million project [Fr] financed by the Chinese government. ENERCA, the state-owned power company, has not made any major machinery replacements since its creation in 1965.

Armenia: Telethon

  24 November 2007

Run by an immigrant from Armenia now living in the United States, Blogian urges its readers to make a donation to the annual Thanksgiving Day Telethon held in the Diaspora. A day after the fund raising, The Armenian Observer reports that the telethon raised over $15 million.

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China: Recently, Can You Afford Meat?

  24 November 2007

The Chinese National Bureau of Statistics reported that China's October inflation rate had reached 6.5 percent which was the highest during the last 10 years. Although the government described the inflation as a structural price increase, the netizens and bloggers in China have their own views and concerns.

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