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· January, 2008

Stories about Development from January, 2008

Jamaica: “Heartbreaking” deterioration

Montego Bay Day By Day posts “heartbreaking” photos of a deteriorating historic building in Falmouth, Jamaica.

Trinidad and Tobago: Water woes

If Trinidad and Tobago is so good at pumping oil out of the ground, OpenDepth asks, why are water mains so often dry?

The difference between Senegal and China

Blog politique au Senegal explains the difference between Senegal and China [Fr]: “Aside from the obvious differences like the color of their skin, the enormous disparity in the size of...

Sri Lanka: Communication and Participation

Moving Images, Moving People! comments on why it is essential for development agencies to actually practice the idea of participation when communicating.

Louis Michel Heckled by Congolese Protestors at the London School of Economics

Le renouveau congolais posts a YouTube video which shows Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid and formerly Belgian's foreign minister, as he was confronted by Congolese protesters...

Serbia: Belgrade's Past

Belgrade 2.0 muses on Belgrade's past and posts some old videos.

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's Ideologies

Ukrainiana is somewhat confused about Yulia Tymoshenko's position: “Here we go again, cruising the ideological avenues of the world: from solidarism to Thatcherism; from pondering membership in the Socialist International...

D.R. of Congo: tough questions abound

Tough questions abound in the Democratic Republic of Congo as bloggers discuss, among other issues, the recent peace agreement in eastern Congo.

Russia: Cost of Living

Sean's Russia Blog writes about different people's ideas of what the cost of living in Moscow is.

Using Web2.0 tools for Environmental Activism

To borrow a leaf from the Global voices Sub Saharan Editor's post on cyber-activism in the aftermath of the elections in Kenya; we take a look at how environmental bloggers...

Philippines: Issues for the next Elections

Janette Torai wants fellow voters to start thinking about the issues that they want to see in the agendas of the political parties.

Armenia: World Bank Corruption Fallout

Expat worker Bruce Tasker continues to update his readers on the latest developments on his blog, Blowing The World Bank Whistle. In particular, he details how coverage in the local...

Barbados: Impact of CSME

While Bajan Free Press believes “the future of Barbados is inextricably linked to the future of the Caribbean region of which we are a part”, Barbados Underground says: “We will...

Lusosphere: Child survival

UNICEF has just published its annual analysis of the mortality rate of children under 5 years. Among the conclusions, Angola, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, East Timor and...

Ukraine: NATO Problems

Foreign Notes writes about the bad timing of the current NATO-related initiatives undertaken by Ukraine's leaders.

Bahrain: A Walk in Town

To avoid getting stuck in traffic, Bahraini blogger Ammar walks to a nearby meeting with his camera in hand.

Afghanistan: Holbrooke on Bush’s “ineffective” counter-narcotics plan

Bipasha Ray reports that former UN Ambassador Richard Holbrooke tackles the issue of the Bush administration’s counter-narcotics policy in Afghanistan calling the billion-dollar-per-year plan the “single most ineffective program in...

Libya: Tripoli Buildings

From Libya, Khadija Teri posts pictures of buildings in the capital, Tripoli.

Caucasus: High Speed Internet

Social Science in the Caucasus says that 3 percent of Georgians have Internet access at home, but that it's quality leaves something to be desired. While Azerbaijan has the fastest...

Azerbaijan: Living is Easy?

Carolyn & Jesse's Azerbaijan Peace Corps Blog says that life in Azerbaijan during the winter isn't so easy, but it is interesting. The two PCVs describe living through the cold...

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