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· November, 2008

Stories about Development from November, 2008

Waxal: First African Blog Award for Journalists

The first Waxal Blogging Africa Awards have been just launched. All African bloggers who work as journalists can register. The deadline is the 7th of December 2008. The individual winners...

Blogging Positively: Live Chat about HIV/AIDS on December 3

Rising Voices and Global Voices are holding a live online chat for bloggers and activists on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 (3pm Nairobi time) on how to use citizen media to...

Mozambique: Different views of condom use in Africa

In a country which struggles to combat AIDS, twenty million condoms are distributed every year. Considering that at least 4 million Mozambican men are sexually active from a population of...

Japan, S. Korea, China: the Second International Congress of Asian Hemp Industry

Blogger Takashi reports [jp] on the Second International Congress of Asian Hemp Industry (第2回アジア大麻産業国際会議) held in Donghae (Korea) at the Hangzhong University from the 20th to the 23rd of November,...

Philippines: When a City is Not a City

GV Author Karlo Mongaya looks at the reactions of bloggers to the recent Supreme Court decision voiding the cityhood of 16 new cities in the Philippines.

Are Women making Egypt Poorer?

Women: Should they stay at home and raise kids or should they work and have a contribution? A controversial question that Fantasia's World tried to answer in her post: Are...

Puerto Rico: Status Quo?

“Our struggle for self-determination, to be free from outside impositions, is ideological and it is not what's best for the majority of the people who live here”: Gil the Jenius...

Egypt: Locking Al Azhar students in the dark ages!

Al Azhar English Training Center is funded through a partnership agreement between Al Azhar University, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Global Opportunities Fund and the British Council. The Center was...

Is Secularism the answer to Egypt's Sectarianism?

Egypt has always been known as an Islamic country where Muslims, Christians, and Jews peacefully co-existed. Today this is no longer the case. Is secularism the solution? Following is an...

Jamaica: Punishable by Death

As a country struggling with spiraling rates of violent crime, Jamaica has voted to re-introduce the death penalty, despite appeals from Amnesty International and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The atmosphere on...

Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago: Letter to Zoellick

HaitiAnalysis.com republishes a letter from the former Trinidad and Tobago Ambassasdor to the US (and special advisor to the UN on Haiti) to the President of the World Bank.

Madagascar: Land deal with Daewoo finally rejected by authority

Mahefa Rakotomalala writes at L'express de Madagascar that the alleged land deal with South Korean company Daewoo has been officially rejected by the Malagasy government. The minister of land reform...

China: An Eviction In Futian

ESWN translated a brief post with a number of pictures from MOP on a violent eviction in Futian, Shenzhen.

Trinidad & Tobago: Gender Gap

“The World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2008 not only listed Trinidad & Tobago as the regional leader in both the Caribbean and Latin America in closing the gender...

Jamaica: The Real Story

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp weighs in on the discussion about literary authenticity and the Caribbean writer: “Storytellers come and go, but the story of the Caribbean continues to evolve–waiting for...

Senegal: Billionaire hopes auto rickshaws can create thousands of jobs

A plan to create 60,000 new jobs by importing tens of thousands of auto rickshaws to Senegal has sparked an impassioned online debate.

Burkina Faso: Fertility and Underdevelopment

According to new official statistics, Burkina Faso's population is growing [Fr] at an annual rate of 3.1%.  Quophybloguer writes [Fr]: “Will the government have the courage to officially limit births in...

China: Photos of Longnan Mass Incident

ESWN collected a series of photos showing the Longnan Mass Incident happened last week.

Philippines: Hunger and poverty

Filipino journalist Joe Torres writes about hunger and poverty in the Philippines and Asia.

Laos: Street lighting

Samakomlao uploads an article about the street lighting project in Vientiane, Laos.

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