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· May, 2012

Stories about Development from May, 2012

31 May 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: What Have We Accomplished?

Lesotho: Lesotho vs Corruption

Africa: Young Farmers Idea Contest

Bangladesh: Questions Over Indian ‘Tourism City’ Investment Proposal

The story of a 10 Billion Taka (US$120 million) investment in Bangladesh has made it into the country's headlines, following a visit by Subrata Roy Sahara, chairman of Sahara India...

30 May 2012

Bangladesh: Shawpno Rath – A School For Slum Children

7 Billion Actions

A group of young people have started a school 'Shawpno Rath' (Chariot of Dreams) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with the aim of providing schooling to disadvantaged children. The group believes that...

28 May 2012

Belarus, Russia: An Online Charity Auction with People for Sale

RuNet Echo

The idea of auctions as a fundraising tool is not a new one in the charity world. Sometimes, there is even a market for people: dinners with celebrities and business-breakfasts...

Video: Media Portrayals of Cities in the Global South

25 May 2012

Ghana: Make Petroleum Revenue Management Bill Public

Myanmar: Power Shortage Protests Spread

Power blackouts in several Myanmar towns triggered peaceful protests in the country. Several protesters were detained but it didn't stop the gathering of ordinary residents and consumers who are angry...

Video: Defying the Stigma of Speaking Indigenous Languages

Al Jazeera's Living the Language video series brings us the stories of indigenous activists and communities throughout the globe who are standing up against stigma and are proposing solutions to...

23 May 2012

Elders Call on Youth to Help Lead the Way at Rio+20

A group of independent and former world leaders, The Elders, is calling on young leaders to help make a better world possible at the Rio+20 United Nations conference on sustainable...

22 May 2012

Mali: Protests Call for National Unity in Gao and Timbuktu

Following protests in Timbuktu in April 2012, citizens of the city of Gao have taken to the streets to protest about the demands and orders imposed by the Islamic groups...

China: Chinese Man Murdered by Government-employed Demolition Team

Peru: How the Achuar People are Saving their Territory from Oil Companies

The movie Chumpi & The Waterfall follows the life of young Chumpi and his community, the Achuar people who live in the Amazon Rainforest in the border between Peru and...

21 May 2012

Dominican Republic: Juan Bosch and the Elections

Zambia: Tensions Continue Over Severe Fuel Shortages

Zambian netizens do not understand why they are experiencing fuel shortages barely a month after President Michael Sata’s PF government donated 5 million liters of fuel to Malawi following the...

18 May 2012

Ethiopia: G8 Summit Casts Fresh Light on Ethiopia

Netizens have stepped up their effort to draw attention to Ethiopia’s independent media situation as the G8 Summit approaches. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and three other African heads of...

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