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· August, 2013

Stories about Development from August, 2013

27 August 2013

A Brick in the Wall of Tertiary Education in Barbados?

The government plans to cut subsidies for students at the University of the West Indies in Barbados. Some call it "political treason" while others say the move has public support.

25 August 2013

Chinese Social Web Shines Spotlight on Illegal Rooftop Structures

Authorities have been slow to do anything about the elaborate and illegal constructions, including one rooftop villa in Beijing that resembles a lush green mountaintop.

21 August 2013

Demolition for Progress? Tanzania's Historical Buildings and Monuments Could Face Ax

A newspaper has revealed the special status that protected the Tanzania's historical structures was revoked in 2007 to make way for development.

15 August 2013

Hong Kong's Land Expansion ‘Killing’ Local Fishing Industry

Hong Kong's fishermen have bore witness to the negative effects of Hong Kong's push to expand by filling in land from the surrounding ocean.

14 August 2013

VIDEO: Shop at the ‘Barrio’ in Asunción, Paraguay

Brazil's Urban Mobility Crisis

Searching for solutions which will improve urban mobility in Brazil, Luciane Salles writes about the lack of an effective national plan and the increase in individual transport.

8 August 2013

Protsahan, Encouraging Girls Through the Arts in India

The young innovators of Protasahan aren't expecting governments alone to make gender equality a reality in India. This post belongs to a series exploring post-2015 ideas for development.

Bangladesh Housing Project Flattens Flora and Fauna in Gazipur

The development near capital Dhaka destroyed the greenery and the ecology of 1,600 acres of agricultural lands, forests and water bodies.

2 August 2013

Brazil Accused of Railroading Indigenous Rights in Proposed Land Bill

Complementary Bill 227, brought to an emergency vote in the senate, will give Brazil the power to economically exploit indigenous lands in the Amazon.

1 August 2013

DREAM Helps Reduce AIDS Cases in Africa

An interview with Paola Germano, leader of Comunità di Sant'Egidio's DREAM programme in Africa. She explains why research has confirmed a reduction in AIDS cases in sub-saharan Africa.

Italian Appeals Court Upholds Guilty Verdict in Historic Eternit Asbestos Case

An appeals court in Turin, Italy has affirmed Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny, former owner of cement manufacturer Swiss Eternit Group, is responsible for nearly 3,000 asbestos-related deaths.

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