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· April, 2010

Stories about Development from April, 2010

South Africa: The woes of a South African blogger

Project Me blogs about the woes of a South African blogger: “I know, it’s nearly half way through the day and still ni blog. Well that’s because I’m a South...

Bhutan: Preparing For The SAARC Summit

Penstar informs that Bhutan is all set to host the 16th SAARC Summit and everybody is talking about it.

ICT for Development in Francophone Africa

Although there is undoubtedly a strong push to grow information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives for development in francophone Africa, the region is still somewhat lagging behind their English-speaking neighbors.

Haiti: Food Aid

A mainstream media news story which highlights “the problems posed by continued food aid to Haiti”, grabs the attention of Ellen in Haiti, who says: “The problem with the article...

Haiti: Part of History

The Haitian Blogger republishes an article by Melanie Newton which suggests that what happens in Haiti post-earthquake “is a question of world historical significance.”

Guatemala: Live Streaming Video of Central American Conference

The citizen media site HablaGuate [es] is currently live streaming the Conference Post Conflict: Social and Economic Challenges in Central America currently being held in Guatemala City.

Russia: Internet Development in Regions

Yandex.ru published report [RUS, .pdf] on Internet development in Russian regions. Report concludes that the drastic increase in Internet penetration during 2009 was in Russian regions. The average speed of...

Peru: Lima Residents Run to Raise Awareness for Water Issues

On April 18, 2010, residents of Lima participated in the Dow Live Earth Run for Water, a 6-km run/walk, which represents the average distance many women and children walk every...

Kenya: Flying toilets and poop

Kenyan Pundit on Kibera, flying toilets and poop: “I have been wanting to write this for a while now. Especially after I read about Peepoo: a biodegradable plastic bag that...

Bangladesh: The Ordeals Of Buying Land

Kristin Boekhoff, an entrepreneur who is building an world class eco-resort in Western Bangladesh, writes about the ordeals of buying land in rural Bangladesh.

India: Television As Educator

MANA TV has been running five education channels in the Andhra Pradesh state in India for nine years. “Their popularity has proved that notwithstanding computers, television can grab eyeballs in...

India: Citizens debate government policy and the Maoist response

Dealing a severe blow to the Indian government’s ongoing offensive against the Naxalite-Maoist insurgency, 76 policemen were ambushed and killed by Maoist rebels in Dantewada, Chattisgarh on April 6, 2010....

Bhutan: South Asian Leaders Meet For SAARC Summit

Bhutan is in a flurry of activity, gearing up for the upcoming SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Summit. Here the South Asian leaders will discuss about issues like...

Cameroon: E-Government for Southern Nations

Hervé Djia reflects on how governments could use information technology to simplify a multitude of  administrative procedures and improve public services (fr).

Rwanda: Rwanda suspends newspapers

Jason links to a few stories of interest from Rwanda and D.R of Congo: “* Rwanda suspends two newspapers critical of the government for six months, meaning they won't be...

Colombia: Recovering traditions and culture of the Senu people

Through short videos, the indigenous people of the Senu tribes in Colombia have been interviewing members of their community and capturing stories on food: the traditions, the recipes and the...

Bahamas: Animal Rights

Sidney Sweeting at Weblog Bahamas is appalled at the way in which some of his compatriots treat animals.

Kazakhstan: Long-Awaited Almaty Metro

Michael Hancock tells about the project of long-promised metro system in Almaty, the biggest city in Kazakhstan. It is currently nearing completion, voices concerns over seismic activeness of the region...

China: Yunnan Lake destroyed for luxurious houses

PH from Veggie Discourse translated a China Youth Daily report about the reclamation of Lover's Lake in Dali for building luxurious houses.

China: Strolling to save East Lake in Wuhan repressed

East Lake, located at Wuhan city, is a state listed ecological tourist scenic area. It occupies 82 square kilometers, 6 times larger than the Hanzhou West Lake. Being a national...

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