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· August, 2009

Stories about Development from August, 2009

Online Campaigns To Combat Spread Of HIV/AIDS

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

Blogging About Poverty And Development In The Arab 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...

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...

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...

India: A wave of suicides among farmers

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

India: The Wall Project

Bangladesh: What Farmers Say About Microfinance

Africa: Maker Faire 2010 announced

China: CO2 emissions will peak at 2030

Ghana: Locally fabricated radio station

Trinidad & Tobago: Counting the Cost

Haiti: The U.N. & Elections

Hong Kong: Gender imbalance in Hong Kong

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