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· October, 2008

Stories about Development from October, 2008

South Africa: The Impact of Mobile Active '08

A video podcast shot at Mobile Active Conference in South Africa: “In the first interview, David Barnard, Executive Director of the Southern African Non-Governmental Organisation Network (SANGONeT) and organizer of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Building Walls

As the government of Trinidad and Tobago begins construction on a wall they say is part of a beautification project, but which many view as a tactic for hiding the...

Cambodia: Hero of the Year nominee

Nuon Phymean from Cambodia is one of the nominees for the CNN Hero of the Year Award. She has helped a lot of children in Phnom Penh by providing free...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Price of Progress

Maximilian Forte, writing at Review of the Indigenous Caribbean Center, posts a video of Trinidadian calypsonian King Austin's song Progress, which he calls “a critique of the ideology and practice...

Kazakhstan: Blocked Bloggers Discuss Economics

Although LiveJournal, the major blog platform on the post-Soviet space, including Kazakhstan, is still not accessible through the national telecom monopolist Kazakhtelecom, Internet enthusiasts find their way to express their...

Dominica: State of Affairs

Caribbean Man says that “Dominica isn't a failed state…we are a stagnant state.”

Rising Voices Nominated World's Best Blog

Global Voices’ citizen media outreach project, Rising Voices has been nominated for a “Best of the Blogs Award” (B.O.B.) in the category “Best Weblog”. More than 8,500 weblogs were suggested...

Tax incentives to invest Africa: chance for development or more Françafrique?

Le Pangolin [Fr] posts an excerpt from Le Journal du Dimanche on a new provision that would reduce taxes for French companies that invest in developing countries, “especially in Africa.” According...

New law gives tax incentives to French companies investing in Africa

Le Pangolin discusses a new provision offering tax incentives to French companies who invest in developing countries [Fr] in particular Africa.  

Russia: Kaliningrad's Real and “Fake” Estate

Copydude writes about and posts pictures of Kaliningrad's and Svetlogorsk's real estate – and “fake estate.”

Sri Lanka: Challenges in a village

Rajaratarala at Dream into Reality discusses some real challenges one has to face to live in a remote village of Sri Lanka.

Guyana: Social Services

“Increasing access to social services is among the priorities identified by indigenous women leaders in the region as key to empowerment”: The Voice of the Taino People Online reports on...

Czech Republic, Ukraine: Prague vs Kyiv

Petro's Jotter compares Kyiv to Prague.

Ukraine: Politics Versus the Economy

Ukraine's tumultuous internal politics has long stood in the way of the country's economic development - and even now, at the time of an economic crisis, there seems to be...

India: Could be better

Nirmalya Nag takes a critical look at the development of India in the past sixteen years. The GDP has quadrupled, poverty has declined; but he makes a case that the...

China: Shekou 30th anniversary

Maryannodonnell writes a brief review on China open door history and the 30th anniversary of Shekou Industrial Zone.

Cape Verde: Crisis? What crisis?

After questioning the reasons for a recent wave of prices rise in Cape Verde, bloggers were surprised last week at the news that the country is immune to the economic...

Blogging Rural Morocco: Peace Corps Volunteers

Morocco has an active and healthy blogosphere. Bloggers write in Arabic, French, English, Spanish, and Amazigh, covering a wide range of topics and issues. The one negative about the Moroccan...

Jordan: The Fall and Rise of Rainbow Street

Jordanian Roba Al Assi overheard this conversation at her office – about the rise and fall of Rainbow Street.

Ukraine: Politics, Economic, Sports

The 8th Circle writes about Ukraine's three current problems: politics, economics and sports.

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