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· August, 2011

Stories about Development from August, 2011

31 August 2011

Cambodia’s Sand Pirates

Egypt: Using Twitter to Help a Cairo Community

7 Billion Actions

After seeing the huge impact of social media on the Egyptian revolution, Egyptian blogger, Mahmoud Salem (@SandMonkey) decided to collaborate with a non-profit organisation, Peace and Plenty, to help them...

Global Voices Partners with UNFPA on 7 Billion Actions

7 Billion Actions

This year the world's population will exceed 7 billion people. To mark this milestone, Global Voices has been commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to write a series...

30 August 2011

Brazil: Mozambique Cedes Land to Brazilian Agribusiness

Mozambique is ceding 6 million hectares of land to Brazilian farmers. The idea is to draw on the Brazilian experience in the Cerrado, a biosphere similar to the African savanna,...

25 August 2011

Pakistan: Education, The Last Hope

As the socio-political crisis in Pakistan gets out of hand, emphasis on education is being stressed by civil society. This push mainly is due to the hope that maybe, just...

Ukraine: “Independence Day #20″

24 August 2011

Chile: #Paronacional (National Strike) vs. #Yonoparo (I Don't Strike)

The Workers' United Center of Chile has called for a national strike for the 24 and 25 of August 2011, as a form of protest against social and economic inequality...

Kenya: Meet Kenyan Female Social Innovator

Africa: The Potential of Local Brain-Drain

Chile: Explaining the ‘Chilean Revolution’

Ethiopia: A Woman Dedicated to Serve Her People

Brazil: Global Action Against Belo Monte Dam in Images

Protests against Brazil's Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant dam have gone global. In this post, we compile a selection of photos and videos featuring the worldwide demonstrations, from the streets...

21 August 2011

Serbia: Belgrade's New Bridge

Mexico: Following Javier Sicilia's Footsteps

Mexican bloggers write about activist Javier Sicilia's activism and his Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity. His activities and the organisation he runs generate contrary opinions, for which the...

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