Stories about Development from June, 2015
How a Young Kenyan Doctor Fell in Love With Medicine
Dr. Claire Kinuthia, a Kenyan doctor and blogger, writes about how she fell in love with medicine: How it all began. Medicine found me when I was about 6 or 7 years old. I have a particularly vivid memory of hearing my dad get up in the middle of the...
India's Justice System Is in a Sorry, Sorry State
There is slow, painfully slow and then there is India's judiciary.
‘Transitioning Cambodia’ Photo Book Illustrates Cambodia’s Uneven Development
"People tell us they are happy there is a book that looks at Cambodia as it is—not just the temples of Angkor or photos of children riding an oxcart."
A Tragic Ramadan in Yemen as Saudi-Led Coalition Bombardment Continues
Yemenis welcomed their first day of Ramadan, the holy Muslim month of fasting, with more airstrikes from Saudi Arabia. Noon Arabia highlights the tragedy Yemen is going through this month.
More Europeans Migrate to Latin America Than Vice Versa, Study Finds
In 2012, more than 181,000 Europeans left their countries for Latin America in comparison with the 119,000 Latin Americans who migrated in the opposite direction.
Why Is the Internet So Much Slower and More Expensive in Mali Than in Senegal or Côte d'Ivoire?
Compared to other countries in West Africa, Mali has low Internet speeds and high prices. A Malian civic group has launched a campaign to change this.
Citizen Media Shows Why India Is Unlikely to Reach Its Millennium Goals Target for Maternal Mortality
India is behind both Nepal and Bangladesh in terms of reducing maternal mortalities. States where the caste system is embedded, religious minorities and migrants suffer most.
Evicted Indigenous Community in Kenya Claims World Bank Money Helped Burn Their Homes
Around the globe, forest dwellers, poor villagers and other vulnerable populations claim the World Bank -- most powerful development lender -- has left a trail of misery.
What Does India’s Smart Cities Project Mean for the Poor?
Some argue that the infrastructure is coming at the expense of farmers and the cities will be designed to keep the poor out.
Zanzibar's ‘Solar Mamas’ Flip the Switch on Rural Homes and Gender Roles
Hundreds of households on the Tanzanian island without access to the electrical grid are getting low cost solar power for the first time, from a group of local female engineers.
#GirlsCan Campaign Kicks Off with FIFA Women's World Cup to Empower Girls in Sports
As the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada started kicked off on June 6, a number of organizations joined forces in launching the #GirlsCan advocacy campaign. Women Deliver, UNICEF, Right to Play, GAIN and One Goal are using the FIFA as a backdrop to raise awareness of how sports can positively influence...
After Citizen Uprising in Burkina Faso and Burundi, Are Niger and Togo Next?
20,000 Nigeriens took to the streets in Niamey, Niger on June, 6. There are multiple causes for the protests: endemic poverty, mediocre governance and restricted free speech are among the main grievances from Nigerien civil society. These protests come on the hill of similar uprisings in Burkina Faso, Burundi...
India’s Heat Wave Is Now the 5th Deadliest in the World
"If heat wave in Andhra Pradesh were a flood or earthquake, it would be trending. People would go. 'OMG 2000 dead, hang in there. Praying...'"
The Dangerous Lack of Health Care Facilities in Pasni, Pakistan
When the residents of Pasni are in need of any serious medical help, they have to travel more than a hundred kilometers to other cities because local facilitates are dilapidated.