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· April, 2008

Stories about Development from April, 2008

Africa: Sleeping giants

Bankelele wonders whether Africa has to reform or develop: “Rwanda is on the fast path to being an ICT powerhouse. They may get there, but we have the beach, undersea...

Mozambique: On unemployment and the government responsibility

Basilio Muhate [pt] expatiates on the high unemployment rates in Mozambique and the role government play in it. “Bureaucracy also causes many problems in the labor market, mainly because of...

Kyrgyzstan: An Anxious April

A next to last week of April started from the unexpected fall of temperature. A lot of bloggers posted the photographs of the frozen greenery and the trees under snow....

Caribbean: Food Shortages

“If music be the food of love, play on”, wrote Shakespeare, who could not possibly have anticipated the global food crisis the world is facing today. Rising food prices are...

Armenia: Art School Online

Kyle’s Journey in Armenia, a Peace Corps Blog, proudly announces the launch of an Internet site for the Koghb Art School. The move is not only part of work to...

Haiti: Ideas on Development

Haitian blogger kiskeácity examines the concept of “measuring development as if people mattered more than places.”

Bahamas: Educational Responsibility

“Remember, everyone we can save is one less who will have an opportunity to participate in crime”: Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit says that education is a collective responsibility.

Slovakia: Hotel Kyjev

The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia writes about plans to demolish Hotel Kyjev in Bratislava: “Though I agree that buildings like the Hotel Kyjev are part of Slovakia’s history,...

Russia: Moscow and NYC

Two-Zero explains why Moscow is not “the new New York.”

Lithuania: Bicycles in Vilnius

Babel in Vilnius writes on how to turn Vilnius into a bicycle-friendly city.

Nicaragua: Ranking on UNDP Human Development Index

Nicaragua currently is listed 110 out of 154 countries in the United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Index. Isabel Valdez González of McDonald [es] wonders why the government does not...

Southeast Asia: Rice and food price crisis

The Southeast Asian region, home to several emerging and developing economies, is also struggling to cope with the global food price crisis. Bloggers discuss the impact of the crisis in...

St. Lucia: Inflation

Blogging from St. Lucia, Looshan Ramblings notes that “Oil is set to go up again. If the trend continues the first casualties of this spiraling inflation are the poor nations...

Afghanistan: Learning from PRTs

Josh Foust opines on the Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan and takes a critical view on their effectiveness.

PangeaDay: Videos to change the world on May 10th

On May 10th 2008 at 18:00 GMT, 24 films will be broadcast during a 4 hour event. What makes this different is that this event, PangeaDay will be broadcast from...

Vietnam: Motorcycle car park

The Final Word in Saigon blogs about the motorcycle car park from the center of town near the now infamous golden triangle.

Barbados: Economic Storm?

“The issue of the rising cost of living will no doubt remain firmly at the top of the national agenda in the coming weeks and months ahead,” writes Barbados Underground,...

Macau: No More Casino?

The Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho claimed that the government would suspend the development of gambling industry. Lang qing felt that such claim was just political slogan as most of...

China: City Control Team

Ceng ying commented that the city control team acted like an anti-government propaganda team when they rid the street vendors out of the city [zh].

Kyrgyzstan: Pictures from the trip to the country's northern parts

The Azamat Report made a visit to Naryn, a mountaneous region on the north of Kyrgyzstan, and now posts pictures of the road tripping.

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