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· June, 2010

Stories about Development from June, 2010

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Angola: Once Upon a Time in Roque Santeiro

  29 June 2010

The development experienced by Luanda holds one of the most frequented commercial spaces in the city. The Roque Santeiro Market, that generates thousands of dollars a day, to account, is about to close its “doors” to reopen in a more dignified and modern area, in Panguila.

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Malaysia: Historic jail demolished

  27 June 2010

Despite the protest of concerned citizens, artists, and historians, the Malaysian government has decided to demolish the 115 year old Pudu Jail, a historical landmark in Kuala Lumpur. Bloggers react

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Brazil: Standing Against Mining in Gandarela

  27 June 2010

Local communities and netcitizens who care for the biodiverse Serra da Gandarela in Minas Gerais, Brazil, are taking a stand against Vale S.A. - a major mining multinational whose record is not one of the best at the eyes of environmental groups.

Bangladesh: Poverty In Numbers

  26 June 2010

An Ordinary citizen highlights the results of a recent survey of BSS (Bangladesh Statistical Bureau) which is focused on basic requirements enjoyed by the people of Bangladesh.

Mozambique: 35 Years of Independence

  25 June 2010

On the 35th anniversary of Mozambique's independence [en], blog Moçambique Para Todos [Mozambique For All, pt] publishes several opinion articles, reflecting upon the political situation and the economical dependency of the country as well as the conclusions of a survey related with the political decisions which were made in 1975.

Poland: “Still Divided”

Raf Uzar summarizes the results of the first round of Poland's presidential election and concludes: “What is really thought-provoking is the fact that after centuries of turmoil and upheaval, Poland is still a country divided.”

Cambodia: “Development evictions”

  24 June 2010

Cambodia ranks first among Asian countries in the number of ‘development’ evictions or the act of demolishing urban poor settlements in the name of ‘development.’

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East Timor: Expansion of the Energy Sector under Discussion

  21 June 2010

The past months have revealed serious tensions between Timorese leaders, Australia, and Woodside Petroleum, a multinational company hoping to profit from new petroleum resources in Timorese and Australian territory. At issue is where to pipe valuable Liquefied Natural Gas.

Africa: Africans need CSR

  21 June 2010

Zulu Mathabo writes an article inspired by the poor performance of African soccer giants in the current FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010. He argues that The African natives need CSR (Consistency, Self-Discipline, Resolution).

Haiti: World Cup 2010

  21 June 2010

Haitian blogger Potoprincipe publishes this post [Fr] dealing with the need for Haitians to use the FIFA World Cup as an outlet for anguish and frustration and dreaming about the fact that while men get caught up in their passion for football, women take charge of the reconstruction of the...

Israel: Dubious Thanks to USAID

JoeSettler posts a photo of a sign he often passes that reads, “This [road] is a gift from the American people to the Palestinian people.” “What I think that USAID overlooked,” he comments, “Is that Jews also use this road regularly.” According to their website, USAID has donated $1 billion...

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Bangladesh: Netizens Surprised By Bandwidth Export Move

  19 June 2010

Bangladesh has one of the slowest and most expensive internet connections in the world and only about a quarter of the bandwidth capacity available is being used. Now the government has issued an international tender to lease out a big chunk of that capacity which irked some netizens.

Cape Verde: “Blog Joint” on Prostitution

  17 June 2010

In a Blog Joint Project, netcitizens from Cape Verde are reflecting about prostitution in the country: Emilio gives law background and quotes statements from public figures; Edy, who defends it should be legalized, points it as one of the main social problems in the country; Wilson agrees with him and...

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