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· August, 2009

Stories about Development from August, 2009

31 August 2009

Online Campaigns To Combat Spread Of HIV/AIDS

Conversations for a Better World

To combat the spread of AIDS, many organizations and activists worldwide are engaged with innovative and localized campaigns and initiatives. Today we will discuss some of them who use ICT...

Caucasus: Peace Corps blogs on Twitter

Trinidad & Tobago: Are We Really Independent?

Today is the forty-seventh anniversary of Independence in Trinidad and Tobago, but some bloggers wonder whether citizens of the twin island republic truly understand what sovereignty is all about...

India: Mobile Value Added Services For Rural People

29 August 2009

Blogging About Poverty And Development In The Arab World

Conversations for a Better World

In some Arab countries, more than half of the population lives in hunger and want. In this post we hear from bloggers writing about poverty and development around the Arab...

28 August 2009

Puerto Rico: “Such is Life”

The executive director of the government project Portal del Futuro defended the construction of a luxury mega-resort by telling residents of neighboring communities that they would not have access to...

26 August 2009

India: Another Bulding Collapsed In Mumbai

Bahamas: A Woman's World

Jordan: The Dream Train that was not to be

Getting to and from work daily takes its toll on employees, especially in countries without a 'proper' public transportation system. Jordanian Osama Al Romoh writes about the resurrected dream train...

25 August 2009

India: A wave of suicides among farmers

Conversations for a Better World

Increasingly, Indian farmers are resorting to extreme measures, including suicide, to escape complex problems of poverty, crop failure and growing debt. Indian bloggers analyze the situation.

Zimbabwe: Toll gate chaos

Ghana: Invitation to Kumasi meetup