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· January, 2010

Stories about Development from January, 2010

30 January 2010

Global Voices in Haiti: On Reconstruction

With scattered clean-up efforts under way in Haiti, debates have begun about how best to rebuild houses and other structures destroyed in the 12 January earthquake. Georgia Popplewell reports from...

Pakistan: Depleting Water Resources

28 January 2010

China: Threatened by American Internet censorship

Reactions from Chinese programmers to SourceForge.net's decision to follow American law and block users from several countries include suggestions for how to work around American censorship of the global Internet.

Morocco: A Charter for the Environment

The Moroccan government launched an ambitious project on environment involving a series of regional meetings, workshops and conferences that sparked a national debate that aims at establishing a Charter for...

Belarus: Politics and Economy Update

22 January 2010

Haiti: Shelter Coming Both Too Slow and Too Fast

Talk is already turning to reconstruction in Haiti. Early reports on the damage pointed mostly to lax construction standards, but Marc Herman takes a closer look.

19 January 2010

D. R. of Congo: The hazards of neglect

Congoblog is a marvel. Every post deserves a mention, but here are some of the more arresting posts to have appeared so far in January 2010.

Georgia: Plans for the largest airport in the Caucasus

17 January 2010

Senegal offers free land to Haitian earthquake survivors

Senegalese president, Abdoulaye Wade, has been making headlines by offering free land to any Haitian earthquake survivors who wish to "return to their origins," according to a spokesperson. Online, the...

Haiti: International clashes over humanitarian assistance

Five days after the terrible earthquake which has partly destroyed the capital city, Port-au-Prince and others like Leogane and Jacmel, it has been very difficult for rescuers, medical teams and...

Afghanistan: Slow progress on power supply