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· June, 2014

Stories about Development from June, 2014

France Sees Escape From Russian Energy Dependence in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, wishing to reduce energy dependency on Russia, welcomes French president for talks.

How a Local Newspaper in India Is Empowering Rural Women to Write About Their Communities

Khabar Lahariya is an award-winning rural weekly newspaper published in local languages and run by 40 women. We spoke with editorial coordinator Poorvi Bhargava to find out more.

Homecoming Revolution in Africa

Homecoming Revolution is an organisation that encourages skilled Africans to come back to the continent: Homecoming Revolution, which showcases career, property, investment and entrepreneurial opportunities for expatriates in sub-Saharan Africa,...

Stop Using Growth as an Excuse to Pollute, African Activists Say

The impact of 2014 World Environment Day on Africa: The need for growth on the continent does not absolve nations from protecting the earth, African advocates say.

5 Places in Brazil Where People Were Protesting, Not Cheering During the World Cup Kick-Off

Not everyone in Brazil was excited to see the World Cup. Groups around the country staged protests against the money spent on the tournament instead of on the people.

Why Quality of Internet Service Is Needed in Nepal

Internet penetration in Nepal has increased to 29.78 percent in recent times mainly due to about 8 million mobile Internet users. But the quality of Internet service by the providers,...

Hosting the World Cup or Olympics Isn't All Fun and Games. This Website Breaks It Down

These sporting events don't always have a positive impact on their host cities. Website Sport Better Cities digs into the good, the bad and the ugly of hosting.

The Impact of Climate Change on the Rural Population of Benin

Alain TOSSOUNON of Benin posted on the West African Network of Journalists for water and sanitation (WASH) blog  a summary of the report on the evaluation of post disaster needs...

44,000 Malagasy Children Die Every Year for Lack of Care. How Can We Stop It?

Children's healthcare is dismal in Madagascar, but some organizations are doing their best to change this terrible reality.

Slow Internet Connectivity Holding Back Online Reporting in Cameroon

In an interview with the online journal Tiptop Stars, Adeline Sede-Kamga, publisher of FabAfrique magazine and organizer of the recent Cameroonian bloggers hangout, assesses the state of online reporting in...

Neighbor Bhutan Rolls Out the Welcome Mat for India's Prime Minister Modi

It is newly elected Narendra Modi's first foreign visit as India's prime minister. Some aren't convinced that it's the best choice.

Nicaragua and the State of its Information and Communication Technology

When any of our countries is behind in digital development, its citizens have reasons to be worried. This is precisely what is going on with Carlos R. Fonseca M., who...

Meet Valentin Agon, Pioneer of Local Cures Against Infectious Diseases in Benin

Valentin Agon is the creator of the Api-Palu pill, a locally produced remedy based on endemic plants. He was just awarded [fr] the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Award for his...

How to Stop the Dhivehi Language From Dying

Dhivehi, the national language of Maldives, is a pidgin language spoken primarily by the Maldivians. However, practically every Maldivian speaks English, the unofficial second language, because it’s the language used...

Reports on Africa Tech Trends

Erik shares 5 reports on technology trends in Africa: I keep meaning to write blog posts on each of these reports on tech, most of them on Africa, but can’t...

Campaigning for Safe Sidewalks in Jakarta

Olga Amato and Divya Pridhnani explain the goals of Safe Steps, a campaign for a ‘walkable Jakarta’ in Indonesia: One of the main goals of Safe Steps is to make...

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