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· September, 2013

Stories about Development from September, 2013

Heavy on the Politicking, Light on the Substance in Cameroon's Elections

Many of the candidates running in Cameroon for National Assembly and municipal council seats are lacking well-defined platforms that tell voters where they stand on the issues.

Planned Olympic Canoe Racing Course Threatens Tokyo Park

Tokyo and the Japanese Olympic Committee plan to build the racing course in Kansai Rinkai Park, despite 25 years of concerted efforts there to restore its bio-diversity.

Online Application For Nepali Passports Required

90% of Madagascar Lives On Less Than Two Dollars a Day. Why?

This chapter of our analysis of the crisis in Madagascar discusses the under-covered causes of the economic decline of the island and the proposed solutions.

Will Madagascar's Upcoming Elections Solve the Island's Crisis?

Madagascar has suffered five political crises in four decades, with the island still reeling from its latest coup d'etat in 2009. Can elections finally pull the country out?

A Positive Example of Community Farming in Mozambique

Ancient Pyramid Destroyed in Peru as Developers Eye Land

Peruvians are struggling to protect a 4,000-year-old archaeological site that is being threatened by real estate development.

UNESCO Patron of First SEE Science Promotion Conference in Serbia

Tokyo to Host 2020 Olympics

South Asia Shining in Some Ways, Suffering in Others

The South Asia Economic Summit , an annual meeting of civil society think-tanks has recently been concluded in Sri Lanka. Participants discussed regional issues and sought for more regional cooperation.

A Mayor's Struggle Against The Pillaging of Bangui, Central African Republic

The Fight to Save Traditional Medicine in São Tomé and Príncipe

Some in São Tomé and Príncipe, who prefer to look to nature instead pharmacies for medicine, are working to preserve the traditional practices in the fact of Big Pharma.

Protests Rock Nepal as Dispute Over Buddha Statue Continues

Protests have begun again over a 17-foot statue of Buddha that was briefly erected at Kakrebihar, a Hindu-Buddhist temple near the city of Birendranagar, until police took it down.

Ten Cities Chinese People Want to Escape

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