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· May, 2011

Stories about Development from May, 2011

27 May 2011

Brazil: Photos from the “Different People's” Big Barbecue Protest

It is unclear whether the Higienópolis subway station will become a reality after Brazil's barbecue protest, but the issue has stimulated the creativity of web users. In this post, see...

25 May 2011

Africa: Africa Day Celebrated on Twitter

Happy Africa Day! Africa Day is the annual commemoration on May 25 of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). In 2002 the OAU established its own...

22 May 2011

China: Rejected Self Defense Plea A Green Light For Deadly Demolitions

Villager Tong Yihong says a demolition crew drove a bulldozer onto his property, and he acted in self defense. Police say the bricks Tong threw down from his roof left...

Azerbaijan: Eurovision winner Nigar Camal's visa criticism

Azerbaijan: Bloggers Divided Over Eurovision Win

Last weekend, Azerbaijan was shaking, with thousands of people flooding onto the streets of Baku, the capital, celebrating their country's win in the Eurovision Song Contest held a few hours...

20 May 2011

Africa: Will Land Grab Help Africa?

Brazil: Future of Forests at Stake

Across the past few weeks, the Brazilian National Congress has been abuzz with the pressure to vote on a new Forestry Code. The project based on proposed changes of the...

18 May 2011

Azerbaijan: Eurovision-induced sexual revolution?

Egypt: I Unfollowed Ghonim Because …

Egyptian cyber activist Wael Ghonim, who shot to international fame after being arrested at the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, is facing criticism from the very same Egyptians who earlier...

Ethiopia: Are “Land Grab” Deals a Path to Food Security?

The push by multinational corporations and foreign governments in recent years to obtain fertile land in African countries, such as Ethiopia, has spurred debate. Will the move will lead to...