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· June, 2014

Stories about Development from June, 2014

29 June 2014

France Sees Escape From Russian Energy Dependence in Azerbaijan

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

26 June 2014

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

Rising Voices

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.

23 June 2014

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.

17 June 2014

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

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

16 June 2014

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.